An Idiot Abroad: Route 66

Karl Pilkington tries his hand at wingwalking on An Idiot Abroad

In tonight’s episode of An Idiot Abroad, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant send Karl Pilkington across the Atlantic to travel along America’s Route 66 highway as the latest activity on their bucket list for their friend.

Karl wants to drive along the legendary route in an open top Cadillac but Ricky and Steve have other ideas. Along the way they sign him up to join a high school choir, hang out with New Age therapists at a cuddle party, go to a monster-truck festival and meet the Amish before ending his journey by Wingwalking.

An Idiot Abroad: Route 66 is scheduled for broadcast tonight (6 December) at 21.00 on BBC BRIT (DStv channel 120), with a repeat showing on Tuesday 8 December at 00.02.