Can you imagine embarking on the epic pilgrimage all the way to the religious heart of the Catholic world, Rome?

Well, you don’t have to!

BBC 2 is bringing us a new travel series, in which eight celebs will undertake the journey.

Here’s everything you need to know about the series.

Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome. The celebs in the Alps.

What is Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome about?

After the success of Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago, BBC 2 has introduced a new travel route for a group of eight new celebs.

The show will see them don backpacks and walking boots and make the epic trek on the 2000km road – the Via Francigena – all the way to Rome to meet the Pope.

They will be pilgrimaging through the Alps and the most scenic countrysides of Italy, so expect glorious views on your telly!

Which celebs will be on the show?

The celebrities embarking on the journey will include actors Les Dennis and Lesley Joseph, comedians Stephen K Amos and Katy Brand and Olympic champion Greg Rutherford.

Other celebs such as Brendan Cole, Mehreen Baig and Eurovision Song Contest winner Dana will participate.

They all cited different reasons for signing up to the show.

Les Dennis said he “always wanted to go on a walking holiday”, whereas Katy Brand said she wanted to have “the chance to have a ‘philosophical break’ from everyday pressures and stresses in order to think about the big questions of life and the universe”.

Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome cast.
Episode 1: Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome

When does the show start?

Pilgrimage: The Road to Rome will start on Friday, April 5th, showing at 9 pm on BBC 2.

There will be two episodes in total for the first series.

The second will show the following Friday and both will be available to watch on BBC’s catch-up service iPlayer after broadcast.


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