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A League of Their Own visit to strath and Loch Ness set for screen


By Gavin Musgrove

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Strath based catering company The Lunchbox Boys catered for cast and crew of the show on their visit.
Strath based catering company The Lunchbox Boys catered for cast and crew of the show on their visit.

A road trip to Loch Ness – and the strath – by the stars of A League of Their Own will hit the screen early next month.

It is the first in a series of four hour-long episodes.

Road Trip: Loch Ness To London will go out on Sky One on April 8.

Jamie Redknapp, Freddie Flintoff and Romesh Ranganathan are joined by former panel member Jack Whitehall as they begin their odyssey to reach London from Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness.

Former marine commando Jason Fox and adventurer Aldo Kane put them through their paces in a SAS Highlands Survival challenge, and then there is a sniper shoot-off.

The stars had also been due to find out who amongst them was shinty's sharpest shooter but sadly the Covid pandemic restrictions led to the planned recording at the Dell last October with ex-Kingussie star Ronald Ross being called off.

However, the cast of the sports comedy panel show were still seen out and about in Badenoch and Strathspey.

There was a visit to the stunning beach at Loch Laggan on Ardverikie Estate and the team stayed at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort for part of their visit to the Highlands and were happy to pose for photographs with locals.

A League of Their Own is usually studio-based but this visit is the latest leg of their road trips – this time confined to domestic travel due to the pandemic.

There have been road trips to both the US and to Europe in recent years – where they were joined by a series of stars from the world of sport and telly – as spin-offs from the popular show which has been running since 2010.

Comedian Whitehall, who left the show in 2018 and was replaced by Ranganathan, wrote on social media during the Highlands visit: “The old team back together for one last job #aleagueoftheirownroadtrip.”

Their visit followed hot on the heels of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May recording The Grand Tour locally with Hammond's old American muscle car breaking down in Newtonmore.


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