It’s a Right Old Carry on as Matt Johnson and Johnny Robinson from ITV This Morning put on their tuxedos – as you do – and head to Dartmoor to try their hand at wild camping, in a two-part special.
It all started with a phone call from a programmer researcher saying that Matt and Johnny’s trip to Devon needed to include the stunning scenery of the Dartmoor National Park where they wanted to lose themselves in nature for a few days.
More specifically, they wanted to experience a Liberty Trail’s War Horse Ride and see for themselves the incredible scenery captured in the making of Steven Spielberg’s epic blockbuster, and they fancied camping ‘ Wild’. It was agreed we would organize a combination of the two which they rightly believed, would provide them with the ultimate experience of Dartmoor.
However, unlike most of our guests, the pair can’t ride, and they didn’t have their own horses.
So we sourced two exceptionally quiet horses, and with help from their experienced helpers and after a lot of laughter from all parties, we got them on board and set off into the wilderness.
It wasn’t long before they were saying, “I’m actually really, really enjoying this, its brilliant,” and “I’m doing fine. I’m a happy man.”
After a break for lunch at one of the remotest places on the moor, the intrepid adventurers had a go at abseiling at the Dewerstone Rock where Johnny literally pushed Matt over the edge.
It was wonderful to have been a part of the program and great fun working with Matt and Johnny.