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See comedian Ross Noble edit Adver on TV tonight
Buy this photo » Ross Noble tries the editor’s chair during his visit to the Swindon Advertiser. His antics can be seen in Ross Noble Freewheeling on Dave tonight
TONIGHT Swindon people finally get to see exactly how comedy star Ross Noble fared as editor of the Adver when the first episode of his new show is broadcast.
Ross Noble Freewheeling kicks off at 10pm on Dave, and features his day in Swindon – which included him meeting many local characters in the town centre.
The TV star had a ‘preach-off’ with a street preacher, got involved with a a street clean-up campaign, and got people to sample some street cuisine.
The idea of the show is for Ross taking his motorbike to a location that has been suggested by followers on Twitter. Adver editor Gary Lawrence duly obliged, offering his seat up for the day.
“Somewhere like Swindon is not the sort of place that gets focused on in celebrity travel programmes,” said Ross.
“It’s one of those places at the bottom of the list for them to go. You never see it on TV.
“Freewheeling takes you to somewhere like Swindon and puts it on the map.
“All the stuff that I did with you guys in terms of going into a town centre and things just happening really worked.
“It’s all about throwing yourself into situations where stuff can happen. Obviously, being able to edit a newspaper provides you with so many chances to do things.”
While many in his position would be content to sit back and let the professionals do all the hard work, the Geordie funnyman decided he was going to be hands-on all day.
Instructing reporters, editors and photographers, Ross set about putting together the newspaper he wanted to see.
After arriving early in the morning, he wasted no time. He was introduced to the news team and attended the morning news conference before hitting the streets of Swindon to meet the readers and hunt down some stories.
Ross will be returning to those very streets with his own stand-up show next month too.
Tangentleman will come to the Wyvern Theatre on November 16, with tickets available through the box office hotline on 01793 524481.
He said: “I’ve missed it before because it’s quite a small venue; I think it only holds five or six hundred.
“When I’m doing a tour it’s far easier to do one night at a 2,000-seat venue instead of four nights at a 500-seat venue. I’ve neglected Swindon a little bit in the past.
“Seeing as I had so much fun there and filmed some of the show outside the Wyvern I thought it was only fair.
“It’s a small gig, relatively, when compared to the biggest, massive ones. If anyone wants to see me in what is a relatively intimate venue, come along.”
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