A FORMER reality TV personality living in Flintshire has spoken of the motivation behind his latest travel show.

Best known for appearing on My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, Paddy Doherty, who resides at the Riverside Caravan Park in Queensferry - has joined forces with Daniel Coll of Brassic and Emmerdale fame to present the show.

Prostate cancer survivor, Mr Doherty, explained: “It’s called Dan and Paddy’s Bucket list-Kyushu Japan because we have both gone through massive health troubles recently and decided we wanted to go on a big adventure and do a show that would be informative, exciting and fun with surprising challenges for us to do.”

Daniel Coll, added: “We had many experiences that I always dreamed about, like paragliding, bungee jumping, visiting active volcanoes, and catching a live baseball game with a twist.

“I became good friends with Paddy whilst making a documentary with him and we wanted to do our bucket list in Japan.

“It’s a fun show to watch and we hope it will be the first of many to come.”

The travel series saw Dan and Paddy attempting exciting activities, exploring the traditions and cuisine of Kyushu, and indulging in the best of Japanese lifestyle - whilst also encountering challenges that make them confront their own phobias and inhibitions.

It was a joint production between Killion Films, RKB of Japan and Travelxp.

Commenting on the recently aired project, Nisha Chothani, the director of Travelxp, said: “The series has been filmed in 8k technology so that viewers get the full impact of the adventures we have covered and see the true beauty of Kyushu.

“We have all come together and created something great here.

“Now that it’s about to go on air, we’re nervous and excited in equal measure.”

The ten-part series aired on Sky channel 185 on Monday, 27 January until Wednesday, 5 February.