Channel 4 Coach Trip appearance for Welwyn Garden City man

14:05 03 February 2014

Ben Soloman and Coach Trip

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Spending weeks on a coach with strangers followed by TV cameras may not appeal to everyone, but a man from Welwyn Garden City did just that to experience “the trip of a lifetime”.

Ben Soloman, of Salisbury Gardens, took part in Channel 4’s reality TV series Coach Trip with friend Nick Champness, from Essex.

The programme – likened to Big Brother on a bus – takes 14 couples around Europe, with one pair being voted off each week.

The 30-year-old was asked to audition after sending in an application, and eventually made it into the series as first reserve.

Ben and Nick will appear on TV today (Monday), replacing the first couple voted out.

“It was the trip of a lifetime,” Ben told the Welwyn Hatfield Times.

“So I was very happy when we went on the coach.”

Ben was tight-lipped about where he travelled to, and how long he stayed on the bus, but said the experience was “brilliant”.

“There were people on the coach that we would not necessarily want to travel with, but being chucked in a situation like that we had to get on with them,” he said.

“It was an interesting experience, like a social experiment.”

To find out more, follow the duo on Twitter at @ben_coachtrip and @nickcoachtrip.

They will be tweeting a live commentary when the show airs.

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