Comedian Joe Wilkinson loves a bargain and is dedicated to making as many savings as possible on holiday. Joe’s friend and fellow comedian Katherine Ryan loves to lap it up in luxury, but if she can live the champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget, then she’s all ears.
Now, in a brand-new entertaining consumer show from Hungry Bear Media, the pair are joining forces to show the Great British public how to have a fantastic holiday for a next to nothing price.
In Joe and Katherine’s Bargain Holidays, the duo embarks on a relentless pursuit of bargainous getaways, both in the UK and further afield, showcasing a different type of holiday in each episode.
Whether it’s the ultimate couple’s retreat on a shoestring budget, a girls’ weekend that won’t break the bank, or a family seaside stay that won’t drain your pockets, Joe and Katherine have tons of ideas for cut-price holidays.
Together, they’ll visit the best undiscovered resorts, road-testing and reviewing the most value-for-money restaurants and activities in each destination, finding the best tips, tricks and hacks as they compile the ultimate bargain-packed itinerary.
With their funny-but-factual holiday-saving advice, Joe and Katherine show us how to shrewdly shop for the best rental deals, how to maximise the free breakfast buffet or how to haggle like a hardcore pro. If there’s a bargain to be had, you can be sure this comedy pair will find it.
Funny, inspiring and occasionally chaotic, Joe and Katherine’s Bargain Holidays is an unmissable guide to our next holiday destinations, how to get the best price and where to find the must-have bargains.
Joe Wilkinson said: “If pushed on it, I’d have to say my three favourite words are: ‘bargain’, ‘holiday’ and ‘voucher’ (and ‘large vacuumed packed portable food bags…’). This series gets under the skin of all three. We’re going to uncover the biggest bargain holidays in the world and we’re going to have some fun doing it! (And some tears, I well-up at the drop of a hat).”
Katherine Ryan said: “Three of my favourite words are: ‘cocktails’, ‘Maldives’ and ‘helicopter’. This series is really going to test my friendship with Joe.”
Deborah Dunnett, commissioning editor for Channel 4, said: Who doesn’t love to save money? Or to go on holiday? I can’t wait to see Joe and Katherine deep-dive into the travel bargain basement.”
Dan Baldwin, managing director of Hungry Bear Media, said: “Hungry Bear are delighted to make this show for Channel 4. The world cannot have enough laughter…or bargains...
"Watch out for the best tips, advice and genuine money-saving tricks to have the most brilliant holidays on a budget, guided by two great friends and two masterful comedians, Joe and Katherine.”
Joe and Katherine’s Bargain Holidays is a 6x60’ series for Channel 4.