The stars of BBC Two’s B&B by the Sea include Shirley Ballas (Judge, Strictly Come Dancing), Larry Lamb (Gavin and Stacey), and Deborah Meaden (Dragon’s Den).
The series is set against the breathtaking Causeway Coast, and it follows fifteen celebrities as they are whisked away from their busy lives and taken to a peaceful B&B, where they can relax their minds and bodies, learn about the area’s past, and contribute to the B&B’s staff.
The hosts, Sharon McIlveen and Alex Greene (a Michelin-starred cook), Mary Anne Farenden (a gardener), and Rory O’Kane (the B&B’s driver) are all excited to have them. The locals help the famous find the finest locally grown food, introduce them to local pastimes like paddleboarding and horseback riding, and even teach them something new.
Actress Nina Wadia will learn to make chocolate truffles, Olympic sprinter Linford Christie will take his first tentative steps into open water, and “Hairy Biker” Si King will reveal the personal reason why being near the sea is so important to him and his family.
The group, led by Sharon and Alex, travels to local establishments in quest of fresh ingredients, such as a wagyu beef farm, the oldest licenced whisky distillery in the world, and a honey producer who flavours his honey with wildflowers grown along the coast.
Celebrity guests relax and enjoy the scenic surroundings in addition to participating in thrilling activities and seeing fascinating sites, providing fascinating insights into their lives and careers.
Afro-Mic Productions, with funding from Northern Ireland Screen, created B&B by the Sea, which was commissioned by BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Daytime.
The first episode of B&B by the Sea will air on BBC Two in the early spring, and subsequent episodes will be made accessible on the iPlayer.