Coach Trip (series 2)


Coach Trip (series 2)
Coach Trip
 
 
Second Series (2006)

Coach Trip 2 was the second series of Coach Trip (a Channel 4 programme) that was filmed from May 2005 to July 2005 and began showing on 22 May 2006. This year the trip was centred on Mediterranean countries. Brendan returned as the tour guide, the narrator was once again Andy Love and the registration number plate once again was T100 MTT. Paul Donald was the driver for the first time.

Contents

Contestants (In Order of Elimination)

  • John and Irene. Husband and wife from Doncaster. (Original 7. Walked on Day 3 due to ill health.)

Note: John and Irene both also appeared as a team by winning the holiday, the bonus and the car on ITV gameshow Play Your Cards Right Hosted by Bruce Forsyth.

  • Paul and Heidi. A radio and disco DJ and his girlfriend from Brighton. (Original 7. Red-carded on Day 3.)
  • Connie and Betty. Friends from Hertfordshire. (Original 7. Red-carded on Day 5.)
  • Phil and Jacky. Husband and wife from Greater London. (Joined on Day 5. replacing John and Irene. Red-carded on Day 7.)
  • Bill and Rae. Husband and wife from Liverpool. (Joined on Day 5 replacing Paul and Heidi. Red-carded on Day 9.)
  • Alan and Eileen. Husband and wife from North Hampshire. (Original 7. Red-carded on Day 11.)
  • Clare and Kat. Waitresses/Friends from Middlesex. (Original 7. Red-carded on Day 13 before discoing into the early hours of Day 14.)
  • Alan and Lorenzo. Barbers/Friends and reality TV fans from Ruislip, Middlesex. (Original 7. Red-carded on the beginning of Day 14 for bad behavior and refusing to get out of bed, this was before the coach joined the motorway and was stuck in traffic.)

Note: Lorenzo also appeared on Channel 4 reality tv show Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands.

  • John and Kerrie. Work Colleagues/Friends from Manchester. (Original 7. Yellow-carded for timekeeping on the beginning of Day 7 but Red-carded on Day 15.)
  • Joe and Marlon + Freddie. Father and son + toy from Greater London but born in the caribbean respectively. (Joined at the end of Day 6 replacing Connie and Betty. Lost £500 and Freddie who passed away on Day 16 and Red-carded on Day 17.)
  • Dave and Di. Husband and wife from Bristol. (Joined on Day 9 replacing Phil and Jacky Red-carded on Day 19.)
  • Victoria and Jackson. Work Colleagues/Best Friends from ?. (Joined on Day 17 replacing John and Kerrie. Red-carded on Day 21 for refusing to continue on the trip and refusing to get out of the shower room, this was after claiming Andrea and Ivor were rigging the votes.)
  • Jess and Becky. Friends from Greater London and Derbyshire. (Joined on Day 16 replacing Clare and Kat. Walked at the beginning of Day 22 due to the 7th of July Attacks in London.)
  • Ivor and Andrea. Partners from Berkshire. (Joined on Day 11 replacing Bill and Rae. Red-carded for manipulating the previous days vote on Day 23, this was before Paul and Tim began claiming to vote off Chandra and Vina. (Nearly Fought John & Kerrie on board the coach.))
  • Chandra and Vina. Husband and wife of over 30 years from Middlesex but born in asia respectively. (Joined on Day 21 replacing Victoria and Jackson. Red-carded on Day 24.)
  • John and Kelly. Partners from Buckinghamshire. (Joined on the end of Day 25 replacing Chandra and Vina. Walked at the beginning of Day 28 due to refusing to miss their early flight back to Luton Airport and not getting on with the other couples after opera singing.)
  • Paul and Joy. Husband and wife since the 1950s from ?. (Joined on Day 15 replacing Alan and Lorenzo. Winners.)
  • Doris and Ann. Mother and daughter from Kent. (Joined on Day 13 replacing Alan and Eileen. Lasted until final day.)
  • Paul and Tim. Friends from Essex. (Joined on Day 18 replacing Joe and Marlon. Lasted until final day.)
  • Jamie and Mary. Boyfriend and girlfriend from Wembley and Wimbledon. (Joined on Day 23 replacing Jess and Becky. Lasted until final day.)
  • Matt and Scott. Friends from Southend on Sea. (Joined on Day 23 replacing Dave and Di. Lasted until final day.)
  • Dennis and Jackie. Husband and wife of over 30 years from Birmingham and became Grandparents. (Joined on Day 24 replacing Ivor and Andrea. Lasted until final day.)

(Note: Contestants in italics yellow-carded without being voted off, someone not real died, left without being voted off and lost cash amount).

Voting History II

     Indicates that the couple received a yellow card
     Indicates that the couple received the most amount of votes and was red carded off the trip
     Indicates that the couple left the coach due to other reasons than being voted off or being removed from the coach
     Indicates that the couple was voted by the other couples to receive a special prize
     Indicates that the couple lost their chance to vote or indicates the person had been lost or deceased
     Indicates that the vote was suspended till the following day due to the sad event of the news or unforeseen circumstances
     Indicates that the couples who were not on the coach were safe elsewhere in Great Britain during the 7 July 2005 event
     Indicates that the couple was immune from any votes cast against them due to it either being their first vote or winning immunity from the vote
     Indicates that the couple did not take part in the vote, meaning they could neither vote nor be voted for
     Indicates that the couple were voted as the most popular couple and won the series
     Indicates that the couple were voted as the second most popular couple
     Indicates that the couple were voted as the third most popular couple
Day
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Paul
Joy
Not on
Coach
John
Kerrie
Joe
Marlon
Joe
Marlon
Jackson
Victoria
Jackson
Victoria
Jackson
Victoria
Vote Suspended Ivor
Andrea
Vina
Chandra
Vina
Chandra
Paul
Tim
0
Vote
1
Vote
0
Votes
Doris
Ann
Winners
2 votes
Doris
Ann
Not on
Coach
Kat
Clare
Di
Dave
John
Kerrie
Joe
Marlon
Marlon
Joe
Victoria
Jackson
See
Note 3
Victoria
Jackson
Vote Suspended Ivor
Andrea
Vina
Chandra
Vina
Chandra
Scott
Matt
4
Votes
1
Vote
0
Votes
Paul
Joy
Second
1 vote
Jamie
Mary
Not on
Coach
Safe Elsewhere Not on
Coach
Tim
Paul
Matt
Scott
Paul
Tim
1
Vote
0
Votes
1
Vote
Matt
Scott
Second
1 vote
Matt
Scott
Not on
Coach
Safe Elsewhere Not on
Coach
Chandra
Vina
Vina
Chandra
Paul
Tim
0
Votes
0
Votes
5
Votes
Dennis
Jackie
Second
1 vote
Dennis
Jackie
Not on
Coach
Safe Elsewhere Not on
Coach
Paul
Tim
Paul
Tim
2
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
Jamie
Mary
Second
1 vote
Paul
Tim
Not on
Coach
Di
Dave
Di
Dave
Victoria
Jackson
Vote Suspended Ivor
Andrea
Chandra
Vina
Vina
Chandra
Dennis
Jackie
0
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
Paul
Joy
Third
0 votes
John
Kelly
Not on
Coach
Safe Elsewhere Not on
Coach
N/A Immune 5
Votes
Walked
(beginning of Day 28)
Chandra
Vina
Not on
Coach
Vote Suspended Ivor
Andrea
Paul
Tim
Paul
Joy
Red Carded
(Day 24)
Ivor
Andrea
Not on
Coach
Alan
Eileen
Kat
Clare
Kat
Clare
Dave
Di
John
Kerrie
Joe
Marlon
Joe
Marlon
Di
Dave
Dave
Di
Victoria
Jackson
Vote Suspended Paul
Tim
See
Note 5
Red Carded
(Day 23)
Jess
Becky
Not on
Coach
Di
Dave
Joe
Marlon
Dave
Di
Di
Dave
Victoria
Jackson
Vote Suspended Walked
(beginning of Day 22)
Victoria
Jackson
Not on
Coach
Doris
Ann
Becky
Jess
Jess
Becky
Paul
Tim
See
Note 4
Red Carded
(Day 21)
Dave
Di
Not on
Coach
Alan
Lorenzo
Alan
Eileen
Alan
Eileen
Kat
Clare
Kat
Clare
Doris
Ann
John
Kerrie
Andrea
Ivor
Joe
Marlon
Becky
Jess
Tim
Paul
Red Carded
(Day 19)
Joe
Marlon
Not on
Coach
N/A Bill
Rae
Bill
Rae
Bill
Rae
Eileen
Alan
Alan
Eileen
Clare
Kat
Kat
Clare
Kerrie
John
John
Kerrie
Andrea
Ivor
Andrea
Ivor
Red Carded
(Day 17)
Freddie Not on
Coach
N/A Bill
Rae
Bill
Rae
Bill
Rae
Eileen
Alan
Alan
Eileen
Clare
Kat
Kat
Clare
Kerrie
John
John
Kerrie
Funeral on Coach In Memory of Joe & Marlon's mini puppet Freddie
John
Kerrie
Heidi
Paul
Connie
Betty
Paul
Heidi
Eileen
Alan
Connie
Betty
Jacky
Phil
Phil
Jacky1
Bill
Rae
Alan
Lorenzo
Di
Dave
Alan
Eileen
Joe
Marlon
Di
Dave
Di
Dave
Andrea
Ivor
Red Carded
(Day 15)
Alan
Lorenzo
Paul
Heidi
Connie
Betty
Paul
Heidi
Eileen
Alan
Connie
Betty
Bill
Rae
Phil
Jacky
Bill
Rae
Bill
Rae
Di
Dave
Alan
Eileen
Di
Dave
Dave
Di
See
Note 2
Red Carded
(Day 14)
Clare
Kat
Paul
Heidi
Betty
Connie
Paul
Heidi
Alan
Eileen
Betty
Connie
Jacky
Phil
Jacky
Phil
Bill
Rae
Bill
Rae
Joe
Marlon
Joe
Marlon
Dave
Di
Di
Dave
Red Carded
(Day 13)
Alan
Eileen
Betty
Connie
Alan
Lorenzo
Kat
Clare
Betty
Connie
Betty
Connie
Phil
Jacky
Phil
Jacky
Bill
Rae
Joe
Marlon
Joe
Marlon
Di
Dave
Red Carded
(Day 11)
Bill
Rae
Not on
Coach
Lorenzo
Alan
Alan
Eileen
Clare
Kat
Joe
Marlon
Alan
Eileen
Red Carded
(Day 9)
Phil
Jacky
Not on
Coach
Lorenzo
Alan
Kerrie
John
Kat
Clare
Red Carded
(Day 7)
Connie
Betty
Alan
Lorenzo
Eileen
Alan
Alan
Lorenzo
Eileen
Alan
Clare
Kat
Red Carded
(Day 5)
Paul
Heidi
Alan
Lorenzo
Kat
Clare
Kerrie
John
Red Carded
(Day 3)
John
Irene
Betty
Connie
Alan
Lorenzo
Walked
(Day 3)
Walked none John
Irene
none Jess
Becky
none John
Kelly
none
Timekeeping none John
Kerrie
none Alan
Lorenzo
none
Removed none Alan
Lorenzo
none Victoria
Jackson
none Ivor
Andrea
none
Voted Off Paul
Heidi

3 votes
Connie
Betty

3 votes
Paul
Heidi

3 votes
none Connie
Betty

4 votes
Phil
Jacky

3 votes
Phil
Jacky

4 votes
Bill
Rae

5 votes
Bill
Rae

3 votes
Alan
Eileen

2 votes
Alan
Eileen

5 votes
Clare
Kat

3 votes
Clare
Kat

4 votes
none John
Kerrie

5 votes
Joe
Marlon

3 votes
Joe
Marlon

5 votes
Dave
Di

3 votes
Dave
Di

3 votes
Victoria
Jackson

5 votes
none Ivor
Andrea

4 votes
Chandra
Vina

4 votes
Chandra
Vina

4 votes
Paul
Tim

4 votes
Doris
Ann

4 votes
John
Kelly

5 votes
Matt
Scott

5 votes
none

Notes

  • ^1 John and Kerry were yellow-carded without being voted off on the beginning of day 7 for timekeeping issues, for example if timekeeping issues continue they would have been removed with a second yellow card and a red card on following days.

  • ^2 Alan and Lorenzo were removed with a red card on Day 14 for inappropriate behavior at late nights and early mornings just before the coach was stuck in traffic, for example Alan doing a strip tease.

  • ^3 Doris & Ann were banned from voting, but they could be voted for, due to them coming last in the quiz and Ivor & Andrea were immune from any votes, but they could vote, due to them winning the quiz.

  • ^4 Victoria and Jackson were removed with a red card on Day 21 for not wanting to continue on the tour as the London Bombings were about to begin.

  • ^5 Ivor and Andrea were removed with a red card on Day 23 for overtaking Day 22's vote and refusing to continue into the final day.

The Trip Day by Day

Arrival Day and Day 1 of the trip - Madrid Part 1

All the contestants were greeted at Madrid Airport by tour guide Brendan and they then went to their hotel where they got to know each other. John and Irene flew from Robin Hood Airport, Alan and Eileen flew from Bournemouth Airport, Clare and Kat, and Alan and Lorenzo flew from Heathrow Airport, John and Kerrie flew from Manchester Airport, Paul and Heidi flew from Gatwick Airport and Connie and Betty flew from Luton Airport. On the first evening the youngsters in the group were drinking heavily and Alan performed a strip tease in front of the fellow coach trippers (and other hotel guests). The next morning Brendan had to warn them about their behavior as they would have received an automatic yellow card before the vote, nothing this was not an 18 to 30 year old holiday. The coach trippers were taken on an open topped bus tour of Madrid and then had a tour of Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium. At the vote at the end of the day Alan and Lorenzo received two votes, Connie and Betty also received two votes, but Paul and Heidi received three votes which meant they received a yellow card.

Day 2 - Segovia/Madrid Part 2

Day 2 began with the news that Irene had felt ill over night and would have to see a doctor, so her and husband John did not go on the day's trip. The rest of the coach trippers were taken to the town of Segovia. In the morning they were taught how to cook a local dish. In the afternoon they had a tour of the Alcázar. In the days vote Kat and Clare received one vote, Eileen and Alan received one vote, Alan and Lorenzo received two votes and Connie and Betty received three votes, meaning they received a yellow card. John and Irene were allowed to cast their vote over the phone despite not taking part in the day's trip. Irene has a bowel movement.

Day 3 - Salamanca/Madrid Part 3

The day started with the news that due to Irene still not feeling well her and John would be leaving the trip. Brendan was annoyed with Clare and Kat and John and Kerry for oversleeping but the coach was delayed due to John and Irene's departure. The morning in Salamanca was spent learning how to make traditional Castilian Pottery. In the afternoon they were given a Spanish lesson. In the day's vote Kerrie and John received one vote, Alan and Lorenzo received one vote, Clare and Kat received one vote and Paul and Heidi received three votes, which meant they received their second yellow card, followed by a red card.

Day 4 - Monfortinho

The day began with news that Lorenzo had left one of his shoes in the hotel they had stayed at in Madrid. The coach trippers made their way across the border to Portugal, going to the town of Monfortinho. There they enjoyed a couple of hours at a spa, and Brendan unintentionally offered entertainment to the rest of the group when in a spring bath. Clare also received news of her university exam results from home, with her receiving an Upper Second degree. Brendan also received news that the Madrid hotel had found Lorenzo's shoe. The group then had a jeep ride up a mountain, to a restaurant where they would be eating dinner. At the day's vote Brendan revealed that they would not be voting for who they want to leave the trip but instead who they thought deserved to receive a night in a luxury hotel suite. Betty and Connie received one vote, but Alan and Eileen received four, meaning they received the night in the suite.

Day 5 - Tomar

The day began with an argument between Clare and Brendan after some confusion about departure times. Two new couples arrived to replace those which had left on Day 3, these were Bill and Rae, and Phil and Jacky. The day's trip was to Tomar. In Tomar they visited a castle. In the afternoon they had an archery lesson, followed by a competition, which was won by Connie and Betty. Their prize was supposed to be breakfast in bed served by Brendan, however this would depend on them surviving the days vote. At the vote Kat and Clare received one vote, Alan and Lorenzo received two votes and Connie and Betty received four votes. This meant they received a red card and have to miss out on having breakfast in bed.

Day 6 - Lisbon

The day started with Brendan serving Phil and Jacky breakfast in bed, at the request of Connie and Betty who could not take the prize but they won the previous day. The day's trip was to Lisbon. Firstly they visited the Lisbon Oceanarium. In the afternoon they enjoyed a port wine tasting session aboard a Lisbon tram and then had a tile painting lesson. At the day's vote Bill and Rae received one vote, John and Kerrie received one vote, Alan and Eileen received one vote and Phil and Jacky received three votes meaning they received a yellow card. They had predicted this earlier as the new couples feel the old couples are plotting to vote them off. After the vote new couple Joe and Marlon arrived replacing Connie & Betty. Brendan, tired of the coach trippers continuously arriving late in the mornings gave an explicit warning that anyone late the next morning would automatically receive a yellow card. If the couple the next morning already have a yellow card and get another automatic yellow card for timekeeping it will explicitly become a red card and they would no longer continue traveling.

Day 7 - Faro

The day started with Brendan waiting at the coach to see whether all the contestants would reach the coach by 7:30am. John and Kerrie did not turn up. Brendan went to their hotel room and delivered an automatic yellow card, as promised. The day's trip was to Faro in the Algarve. In the morning they received a golf lesson, although this was delayed as several contestants were not dressed according to the dress code which Alan (Alan and Lorenzo) found funny, but Brendan did not find it funny. In the afternoon they spent time at a water park. Joe had to go to the medical centre at the park as he suffered from dehydration. At the day's vote Bill and Rae received one vote, Clare and Kat received two votes and Phil and Jacky received four votes, meaning they received a red card.

Day 8 - Lagos

The day began with the news that not only was Joe still feeling unwell from the day before but that Kerrie was also suffering from sunstroke. Both of these missed the days trip to Lagos. In Lagos the coach trippers went on a boat trip out at sea, where they swam amongst the coves. Brendan, who suffers from sea sickness in small boats did not join them but instead had a break from the group with driver Paul. On the coach an argument from the day before, concerning the youngsters flirty behavior at the water park upsetting Bill and Rae was dragged up again. At the afternoon's stop the group went in four by fours up to a distillery where they drank fire water. At the vote Joe and Marlon received one vote and Bill and Rae received five votes and received a yellow card. Bill and Rae accused the original coach trippers of plotting against Phil and Jacky and now against themselves and predicted they would receive a red card tomorrow.

Day 9 - Seville + Tapas Street fights

The day started with new passengers Dave and Di joining the coach replacing Phil & Jacky. It was revealed that the previous night Lorenzo had woken up the new couple at 12:30am doing impressions of Brendan at their door, and had then rung them up twice in the middle of the night. Whilst on their way to Seville the coach had to stop whilst the toilet was fixed. The morning's trip was a tour of the Alacazar, where Joe annoyed several people with his puppet, Freddie. Lunch was a Tapas tour. During lunch Joe and Clare had an argument as Joe believes Clare has been looking down her nose at Joe and Marlon. Joe called Clare a little girl and Clare was left in tears. Alan and Eileen sided with Clare calling Joe's behavior disgraceful. The Tapas tour had a short abandonment due to the arguments in the streets. At the vote Joe and Marlon received one vote, Alan and Eileen also received one vote, Alan and Lorenzo received two votes and Bill and Rae received three votes meaning they received a red card.

Day 10 - Jerez + Broken down Landtrain

The day started with the news that the voting pact which had existed, with the original coach trippers voting off newer couples, appeared to be breaking down. Joe was very upset at Alan for voting for him and Marlon the previous night and accused Alan of trying to control the group. The day's trip was to Jerez. The first stop was to a honey farm where the group did beekeeping and then tasted some honey. Kerry was less keen as she has a phobia of bees and wasps and she might pass out because of the heat in the bee keeping suits. The second stop was a sherry tasting activity where several coach trippers had too much to drink but Jose's land train ran out of diesel fuel and broke down. At the day's vote Dave and Di, Alan and Eileen and Joe and Marlon all received two votes. As there was a tie the three other couples had to decide between them who would receive the deciding vote. They decided Alan and Eileen should be given a yellow card.

Day 11 - Gibraltar

The day started with new couple Ivor and Andrea joining the coach replacing Bill & Rae. Almost immediately during a toilet break they were approached by Joe to help him vote off Alan and Eileen. The day's trip saw the coach trippers return to British soil as they visited Gibraltar, singing God Save the Queen as they entered. They took a cable car to the top of the rock to see the views of Gibraltar and the Barbary Apes. John was getting on well with one of the apes until he was bitten. A local tour guide called Angel had joined the tour for the day and irritated Brendan by taking charge of the trips. Brendan was most put out as he saw Angel as being local whilst he was international. The second stop was to HMS York where they were given a tour of the ship by Surg. Lt. Duncan "Flash" Gordon. At the day's vote Joe and Marlon, and Di and Dave both received one vote but Alan and Eileen received five votes so were given a red card.

Day 12 - Morocco (Mopokkω)

As the day's trip involved going to Africa the coach trippers had to wake up early. However there was a slight delay as the coach had a flat battery caused by the lights being left on over night. Paul the driver fixed the problem and they went on their way to the ferry port where they went on a ferry to Tangier. Clare tried to make peace with Joe after their arguments over the previous few days but Joe was not interested in making peace. In Tangiers they went to a market where they practiced their haggling skills. They then had a traditional Moroccan lunch followed by a belly dance. Ivor, Dave and Alan all joined in with their own belly dances. Anywhere Arabian like Morocco reminds Joe and Marlon of Aladdin. At the day's vote Joe and Marlon received one vote, Di and Dave received two votes and Clare and Kat received three votes which earned them a yellow card.

Day 13 - Marbella/Mijas

The day's first trip was to a private beach in Marbella. There the coach trippers enjoyed a morning trying out jet skis and pedalows. Alan and Lorenzo managed to turn over their jet ski, leaving them in the water. Brendan also spent time in the water, after Clare pushed him off of his pedalow. At lunch a new couple, Doris and Ann joined the trip replacing Alan & Eileen. It was also revealed that Kat and Alan may have become more than friends. In the afternoon they visited Mijas where most of the group had a donkey ride through the town. Brendan took the opportunity to meet up with some of his friends. At the day's vote Di and Dave received three votes and Kat and Clare received four votes and were given a red card. Although they were then no longer part of the coach trip their flight home was not until the next day and they found out where the coach trippers were staying and had one final night with their friends on the trip.

Day 14 - Granada + Stationary Traffic

The day started with the consequences of the night before. The late night of partying of Alan, Lorenzo, Clare and Kat had finished in the early hours of the morning with the youngsters upsetting other guests with the noise they made. Alan and Kat spent the night in the same room and by morning Alan said he would rather leave the coach than leave Kat. As Lorenzo and Alan showed no interest in joining the day's trip and were delaying the other coach trippers with timekeeping Brendan gave them an automatic red card. The days trip to Granada was further delayed and so was lunch after they were stuck in a traffic jam due to an accident further up the motorway making the day's trip's morning activity immediately cancelled. They were finally able to make a U-turn and join a different route, allowing them to reach Granada six hours late. The only stop of the day was to some Moorish Baths, where they were able to relax after the stresses of the morning. As the group was now down to just five couples Brendan decided the night's vote would be for a prize of two tickets to a gypsy night. Doris and Ann and Kerrie and John received one vote each but Di and Dave received three votes, meaning they won the night out.

Day 15 - Almeria

The day started with a new couple, Paul and Joy joining the coach replacing Alan & Lorenzo. The day's trip was to Almería. As the area was home to the filming of many western firms Brendan decided the coach trippers should give each other cowboy names. This caused problems between Kerrie and Andrea after Kerrie gave Andrea the name of "Acting" Andrea. There had been problems in the previous days between the two after Andrea voted for Kerrie's friends Clare and Kat. Claiming she was missing her daughter Kerrie asked other coach trippers to vote for her and John at the vote later in the day. The day's stop was to a wild west theme park where the group watched stage fights and had a go at it themselves. In the afternoon they went to the park's zoo and watched a parrot show. At the day's vote Ivor and Andrea received one vote but John and Kerrie received five votes and were given a red card, meaning the original seven couples had now left. But before the red card was given arguments between Kerrie and Andrea continued. Andrea then turned on Joe who had tried to stop the arguments. In the heat of the argument Joe told Brendan he wanted to get off the trip, although he was still on the coach at the end of the day.

Day 16 - Benidorm + Freddie's Funeral

The day started with new couple Jess and Becky joining the coach replacing Clare & Kat. The day's trip was to Benidorm. First they had a water skiing lesson then were able to have a go at Benidorm's cable skiing. Older members Doris and Joy did not take part, instead they chose to go shopping. The day's fun turned into disaster for Joe as he had gone skiing with £500 in his pockets and he lost all the notes of the half-grand in the sea. Despite Brendan organising a search party the half-thousand pounds money was not found. To increase Joe's agony his little puppet Freddie also went missing and was presumed lost or deceased at sea. To mark Joe's loss of half a thousand pounds and Freddie the dredd a minutes silence and Chopin's Funeral march were both held on the coach. At the day's vote Di and Dave received one vote, Ivor and Andrea received two votes and Joe and Marlon received three votes and were given a yellow card. After the vote Andrea and Marlon had an apologising argument over the way Andrea had treated Kerrie badly by disagreement the previous day.

Day 17 - Ibiza

The day's trip was to Ibiza which needed a two hour ferry ride from the mainland. New couple Victoria and Jackson joined the coach replacing John & Kerrie. The day's first stop was a DJ mixing lesson with Brandon Block and Andy B. Doris was chosen as star DJ and was given the name DJ Doris. The afternoon's stop was to a yoga lesson. At the vote Ivor and Andrea and Doris and Ann both received one vote, and Joe and Marlon received five votes and were given a red card on the day after Freddie's funeral. Joe proceeded to talk emotionally of his friends on the coach and then addressed Ivor, saying "I love you Ivor, I love you big time bruv", which saw Andrea make a half-hearted attempt to hold back a laugh. She then criticised his "performance" to camera, away from the rest of the group.

Day 18 - Tarragona

The day started with new couple Paul and Tim joining the coach replacing Joe & Marlon. The days trip was to Tarragona. The first stop was to the theme park Port Aventura where some of the group rode the roller coasters, including Dragon Khan. This left Ann and Brendan feeling sick. Dave went on the roller coasters despite claiming he has been suffering from a serious balance problem in the last year, which made Andrea suspect he has not been ill at all. The second half of the day was a guided tour through the city by Dave who manipulated Brendan's Job. Some members of the group made Brendan angry as they chatted through the guides talks about the various parts of the city, and was annoyed with Becky leaving the group to use her mobile phone. At the day's vote Jackson and Victoria and Becky and Jess both received two votes but Di and Dave received three votes and were given a yellow card. There was friction during the vote after Becky and Jess said Dave was boring (In which Dave didn't agree with). Dave and Di's main problem was with Andrea and Ivor though. Andrea and Ivor want to get Dave and Di off the coach as they see them as part of the old alliance. Dave and Di promised to vote for Andrea and Ivor the next day for the reason they simply do not like them.

Day 19 - Perpignan

The day's trip saw the coach travel to Perpignan, France. On their way the coach trippers were given a quiz on what they had learnt in Spain. The winners would receive immunity at the nights vote and the losers would lose their right to nominate against others at the vote. Andrea and Ivor were the winners, which ruined Di and Dave's plans to vote them off. The losers were Doris and Ann. In Perpignan the group were given a rugby union lesson on the beach and then had a rugby union match. Paul, of Paul and Tim, left the match because he felt Dave was taking the game too seriously and then plotted with Andrea who did not play to vote off Di and Dave. The second stop of the day was to a Chateaux where they enjoyed a wine tasting afternoon. At the days' vote Jackson and Victoria, Paul and Tim and Jess and Becky all received one vote, but Di and Dave received three votes and were given a red card so despite Doris and Ann were unable to vote they weren't voted for and have managed to escape the yellow card. Andrea and Ivor then revealed their next target was Jackson and Victoria.

Day 20 - Montpellier/Sète

The day's trip was to Montpellier. The first stop of the day was a cookery lesson in French cuisine, however the Michelin Star twin chefs which had been booked were on holiday so their sous chef took the class instead. Jackson and Victoria's behavior during the lesson annoyed the rest of the group. The groups lunch was the food they made, but they had not made much and were complaining of being hungry so Brendan had to go to a shop to buy sandwiches. The second stop of the day was a unique type of jousting involving boats. The girls representative won after he knocked the boys representative off the boat and into the water. At the day's vote Paul and Tim received one vote and Jackson and Victoria received five votes and were given a yellow card. After the vote Andrea and Ivor promised to complete their mission of voting off Jackson and Victoria the next day.

Day 21 - Marseille + London Bombings

The day started with the news that Victoria and Jackson did not want to continue with the trip as they knew they would be eliminated at the days vote. As they were refusing to go on the day's trip and were holding up the coach Brendan gave them an automatic red card (in fact they were both very badly hungover in the hotel cabin's bathroom!). The announcement of their departure was greeted with cheers from the rest of the group. New couple Chandra and Vina then joined the trip replacing Victoria and Jackson. The days trip in the mediterranean sun was to Marseille where the group went horse riding through the Camargue where it rained from the previous week (29 June - 6 July). The coach trippers had a lot of difficulty controlling their horses especially through the floods. After lunch and the morning activity this devastating news from home arrived when the group learned of the 7 July 2005 London bombings which had happened earlier in the day when there were grey clouds in London well after the sun rose in France. The day's trip's afternoon activity was not just immediately cancelled but also the day's vote was suspended. The rest of the day saw an emotional group trying to ring home to see if their friends and family were safe from bombs. Brendan said anyone who felt they could no longer continue travelling due to 7 July attacks could leave the trip on the beginning of the next day. Jess and Becky, whose businesses were affected by the bombings, decided to leave the trip on the beginning of the following day. Brendan announced that the trip would continue as normal the next day.

Day 22 - Sainte-Maxime/Cannes Part 1

The day started with the group waving goodbye to Becky and Jess who walked due to the London bombings from the previous day. The day's mediterranean sun trip was to Sainte-Maxime. Because the vote was suspended on the previous day Chandra and Vina had a 2 day immunity for the price of a 1 day immunity. The guest guide for the day was hometown hero David Ginola who occupied an empty spare seat. The day consisted of a tour of the bay in a boat and relaxation on the beach. Paul, of Paul and Tim, accused Brendan of fawning over Ginola, however Brendan said Paul was just jealous. Whilst the group relaxed on the beach Brendan had to go back to the restaurant where they had lunch to collect Vina's phone which she left there. Finally the group enjoyed a game of beach football with Ginola. At the day's vote Tim and Paul received one vote but Ivor and Andrea received four votes and were given a yellow card. It was then revealed after arriving in Cannes that they had asked to be voted for as they wish to leave but do not want to pay for their flight home, which they would have to do if they simply quit the coach with a red card on the following day.

Day 23 - Cannes Part 2/Grasse/Antibes

The day began in Cannes with Brendan giving Ivor and Andrea an automatic red card for manipulating the previous day's vote. He told them that plotting to leave the trip at a certain time as they had done was not in the spirit of the show. Two new couples then joined the coach Mary and Jamie, and Matt and Scott who replaced Jess and Becky, and Dave and Di. The days trip was to Grasse. The first stop of the day was to a perfumery where the coach trippers made their own perfumes. The host went around smelling their efforts, but Paul and Tim plotted to play a prank on him by putting some of Doris' smelling salts in theirs. Brendan put a stop to that idea. The second stop of the day was to an art gallery in Antibes where the group did their own paintings on steel and used a press to produce them. At the day's vote Paul and Tim received two votes and Chandra and Vina received four votes and were given a yellow card.

Day 24 (Day XXIV) - Cannes Part 3/Portofino

The day began in Cannes with new couple Dennis and Jackie joining the coach replacing Ivor & Andrea. The day's trip saw the coach leave France and go to the town of Portofino in Italy. On the way there the coach trippers learned some Italian phrases. They were unable to take the coach into Portofino as the streets are too narrow, so instead they went on sail boats. The coach trippers were split into two teams, one on each boat. They then raced the boats across the bay. Brendan's boat won, despite losing a sail halfway through. In Portofino the winning team was presented a trophy. Paul, of Paul and Tim, who was on the losing side, was not gracious in defeat. At the day's vote counducted on the coach while the storm brewed in the tunnel Joy and Paul, Matt and Scott and Paul and Tim all received one vote but Vina and Chandra received four votes and were given a red card.

Day 25 (Day XXV) - Lucca

The day did not start well with the news that the hotel's breakfast was not up to the standard usually expected on coach trip and also that Tim had lost his passport. The day's trip was to Lucca. The first stop was at Pinocchio Park. This bored most of the coach trippers and was described as being like "watching paint dry" and as the "low point of the trip" the most interesting and exciting part of Pinocchio Park was The Whale. At lunch Paul, of Paul and Tim, had an upset stomach, and made sure everyone else knew about it, which upset the rest of the group. Due to the stressful and boaring nature of the day a walking tour of Lucca was cancelled, instead they spent time relaxing at the beach, apart from Tim who had to go to the police to sort out his passport. At the vote Dennis and Jackie, and Scott and Matt received one vote each but Paul and Tim received four votes and were given a yellow card. Later that night new couple John and Kelly arrived replacing Chandra & Vina.

Day 26 (Day XXVI) - Maranello

As the coach trip reached its final week the day's trip was to Maranello. The first stop of the day wasto a Go Kart track where the boys and girls both had a race. The girls race was won by Mary. The boys race was won by Matt. The days lunch was a difficult one. Firstly it was announced by Brendan that the days vote would be anonymous, so no-one would know who voted for who. Secondly Matt, Scott and Dennis had a loud arguemt about the food. The afternoons stop was a tour of a Ferrari museum. The group were even allowed to sit in a classic car. At the day's anonymous vote Jamie and Mary received one vote, Dennis and Jackie received two votes but Doris and Ann received four votes and were given a yellow card.

Day 27 (XXVII) - Modena

The day began with the news that driver Paul had found Tim's lost passport whilst he was cleaning the coach. The day's trip was to Modena. The first stop was a tour of a Balsamic vinegar farm where they were shown how the vinegar is made. They then tasted the vinegar on its own and with ice cream. The afternoons activity was an opera singing lesson. Not everyone enjoyed the lesson. Matt and Scott were told off for not taking the lesson seriously, John was not at all interested, and Paul, of Paul and Tim, was asked to leave by the teacher for mucking about. At the day's vote Doris and Ann, and Paul and Joy received one vote each, but John and Kelly received five votes and were given a yellow card.

Day 28 (Day XXVIII) - Verona

The day began with news that John and Kelly no longer wished to continue on the trip and would be flying home early via Luton Airport without a red card. The day's trip was to Verona. The days first stop was to the commissioner of tourism's office in the Scaliger palace. It is so rare for tourists to be allowed in the palace that the trip made it onto the local TV news. At the palace they used the balcony to view across to what is believed to be Romeo's house and the building of the Montagues. The next stop was to what is believed to be Juliet's balcony in the building of the Capulets, where some of the couples shared a romantic kiss, as well as Brendan and Paul, of Paul and Tim! The next stop was a Tortellini cooking lesson with Paul, of Paul and Tim, leading a group and Brendan leading another. Both teams resorted to cheating to try and win. Paul bribed the kitched staff to give him some pasta they had already made, and Brendan used a pasta machine instead of handmaking it. Both plots foulled though as the judge revealed he knew of the cheating and declared a draw. At the day's vote Mary and Jamie received one vote and Matt and Scott received five votes and were given a yellow card. Jamie and Mary plus Paul and Joy were extremely annoyed at Matt and Scott pressuring them before the previous day's vote.

Day 29 (Day XXIX) - Milan

The day's trip and the final destination of the trip was to Milan. The morning's activities were taking photographs of the famous sights of Milan and an hours shopping in the designer stores of the city. The afternoon's activity was a visit to a fashion house where they learned how to be models and walk the catwalk. They then took part in their own fashion show. The day's vote was for the prize of staying on in Milan for a short holiday after everyone else goes home. Paul and Tim were third Mary and Jamie, Doris and Ann, Dennis and Jackie, and Matt and Scott all received one vote each and were all second but Paul and Joy received two votes and won the holiday in Milan.

Day 30 (Day XXX) - The Last Day

The final morning saw the rest of the group wave goodbye to Paul and Joy who remained in Milan for the winners' holiday. The rest of the group made their way to Milan Airport. On the coach Jackie sang a song about the coach trip she had written about the trip, and Paul the driver was given a round of applause for all his hard work. Brendan revealed his favourite parts of the trip. His favourite couples were Irene and John, Alan and Lorenzo, Connie and Betty, John and Kerry and Paul and Tim. His favourite cities were Salamanca and Seville. His highlight of the trip was the day spent with David Ginola. At the airport everyone had to say their goodbyes, as after over 3,000 miles (4,800 km), two continents, six countries and 44 passengers. For most tourists the tour was a complete nightmare even though the weather was nice and expected, but for those who joined after 7 July 2005 was a holiday of a lifetime. The Coach Trip, 28 votes and the London Bombings, were all over.


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