Ricky Tomlinson and Sue Johnston to reunite for brand new Channel 4 show

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Royle Family duo reunite for new Channel 4 showDavid Gennard - Channel 4

Ricky Tomlinson and Sue Johnston will reunite once more, with the pair fronting a travel documentary for More4.

The duo have appeared together in Brookside, The Royle Family and Celebrity Gogglebox, and will now present Ricky, Sue & a Trip or Two.

The three-part series sees the pair reminisce about places they hold dear, while travelling to bucket-list locations together. One section will include Shrewsbury Prison, where Tomlinson was imprisoned in the 1970s.

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“Sue and I have had a lot of laughs and a lot of memories over the years,” said Tomlinson in a statement. “This new series will give us a chance to put the world to rights as we explore places treasured to us and to many others around Britain.”

“Ricky and I feel so honoured to have shared 40 years on screen together and a firm friendship for all of that time,” added Johnston. “So it’s particularly special to be taking a trip of a lifetime with him around this beautiful country for More4.

“Channel 4 will have a job to do keeping us both on our best behaviour along with the friends we meet along the way,” added the actor, who played Sheila Grant on Brookside.

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Jo Street, Head of Daytime & Features at Channel 4, was delighted to announce the series, saying: “We love having some of the nation’s most cherished personalities on More4, and who is more cherished than The Royle Family themselves?

“It’s a delight to have Ricky Tomlinson and Sue Johnston back in the Channel 4 family. It’s made all the better by working with Nine Lives and LA Productions and talented creatives from both the West Midlands and the North West, to produce a unique travelogue around Great Britain.”

Ricky, Sue & a Trip or Two currently has no release date.

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