Channel 5 commission new 4x60' series 'Wonderful Wales with Michael Ball' to air later this year.
In the series, Michael Ball receives a welcome in the hillsides, exploring the history, traditions and treasures, cultural heritage and Celtic pride, language and landscape of Wales.
Michael not only discovers his own Welsh ancestry, but meets the people of Wales along the way to hear some untold stories of a country that’s full of myth and legend. Michael will also be performing with a choir at the end of every episode amongst the stunning Welsh landscape.
Michael Ball commented: “I’m so excited about returning to the ‘land of song’, the land of my Fathers…….well, actually my Mothers. Some of my fondest memories growing up were spent in the mining village of Mountain Ash with my gran. Some of the best audiences I’ve ever performed in front of, and some of my most memorable nights out, have been in Wales. It’s a country of staggering beauty, extraordinary history and proud, passionate people. I can’t wait to see my family again, make new friends, visit places I’ve never been to before and share with everyone the glory of Wonderful Wales.”
Adrian Padmore, Commissioning Editor at Channel 5, said: “We’re really delighted to have captured Michael Ball the King of Musicals to explore his Welsh heritage and meet the wonderful people of Wales in a glorious romp around the land of song.”
Michael Ball's Wonderful Wales airs Fridays at 8pm on Channel 5.