ITV has confirmed its commission of a new travel series from Rock Oyster Media with Gary Barlow that will TX this autumn.

The channel has commissioned a series of five episodes that will take the Take That star, and now wine industry entrepreneur,  to South Africa to discover new food and wine.

The series is is set to start filming next month.

Gary Barlow said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be exploring my passion for food, wine and travel in this new series for ITV. I’ve always loved South Africa and I can’t wait to really see all that it has to offer: the people, the places, its amazing history… and a glass or two of its incredible wine! This series is something that’s a bit different for me – but I can’t wait to get going.”

He will start his journey on the Western Cape exploring the vineyards and learning about the variety of grapes, their sustainability, and what food is paired perfectly with each before driving through the breathtaking scenery.

Joined by friends along the way, Gary will also head further North to embark on a safari experience and enjoy the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg, “where he’ll discover a wine revolution is taking place!”

Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment at ITV said: “We are thrilled to be working with Gary for this series. His passion and commitment for this project is truly captivating so I’m sure he’ll have our ITV audience gripped throughout this South African adventure.”

Leanne Clarke, Assistant Commissioner for Entertainment and Daytime at ITV said: “We are hugely excited by this series and feel it’ll be perfect viewing as we head into the autumnal months.”

Charlotte Davis, Creative Director at Rock Oyster Media added: “We are completely thrilled to be working with Gary on this exciting new series for ITV – it promises to be a complete treat!”

The series will be a Rock Oyster Media production for ITV.

Jon Creamer

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