Rory and Will – Champions of The World (2013)

L - R Rory McGrath and Will Mellor pointing at each other sitting in deck chairs with a car in the background

Rory and Will © Channel 5

Production Company: IWC Media

Kent Locations Used: Hernhill, Faversham

Rory and Will – Champions of The World is a brand new Channel 5 series which sees Rory McGrath and Will Mellor competing in the most unusual World Championship events held across the UK to see if they can win a new world title – the challenges they face include onion eating, thumb wrestling, coin-tossing and crazy golf.

In the second episode of the series, comedian and writer Rory McGrath (They Think It’s All Over) and actor Will Mellor (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) visit Hernhill in Kent to take part in the prestigious wheelie bin racing event.

The whacky event takes place every year in July and sees teams of four race against each other by pushing modified, standard wheelie bins along with pure man power and drinking a half-pint of local ale at each checkpoint. Will the guys be able to take the title?

Hernhill is a historic village in Swale surrounded by countryside and only 3 miles away from Faversham which has welcomed filming from Great Expectations (2012) Our Food (2012) and upcoming Channel 4 drama Southcliffe.

The Hernehill episode of Rory and Will – Champions of The World will be shown on Monday 4th February 2013 at ­­­­­­­­­­­­21:00 on Channel 5.

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For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about the programme: http://www.channel5.com/show/rory-and-will-champions-of-the-world

For more information on Hernhill: http://www.faversham.org/community/villages/hernhill.aspx 

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/