Karl Pilkington, Warwick Davis in Venice for 'Short Way Round' - pic
Published Jun 27 2012, 13:34 BST | By Daniel Sperling
The first image of Karl Pilkington
and Warwick Davis filming An Idiot Abroad
spinoff The Short Way Round
has been unveiled.
The shot teases the unlikely duo's stopover in Venice during their 5,000-mile trek from Italy to China, orchestrated by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant for Sky1.
Pilkington is seen sporting a traditional Venetian costume and tatty trainers, while his noticeably more cheerful colleague is dressed in a gondolier's outfit. The Short Way Round
will comprise two 60-minute specials in which Pilkington and Davis attempt to recreate the journey of famous explorer Marco Polo. It will air in late 2012.
Asked for his thoughts on the trip, Pilkington said: "I don't know how it will work out. Honestly. Edmund Hillary had that Tenzing fella, Ben Fogle had James Cracknell. I've been given an Ewok."
Gervais confirmed earlier this month that An Idiot Abroad
and The Ricky Gervais Show will both come to an end
so that he can concentrate on projects such as his new Channel 4 sitcom Derek
, which also stars Pilkington.
Watch highlights of An Idiot Abroad
series two below: