Channel 4 has ordered Llas Vegas, a four episode observational documentary series following comedian Johnny Vegas and his assistant Bev as they set about establishing a holiday home camping site in North Wales.
The series follows the pair as they source and renovate five vintage, single story buses and transform them into unique holiday homes on wheels on a site in Wales. But with no previous experience of running a business or conducting renovations on this scale, Johnny and Bev have a long battle ahead as they try to establish a must-stay glamping site in time for the summer season.
Llas Vegas is being produced for Channel 4 by Plum Pictures, with the indie’s Managing Director Will Daws serving as the executive producer. “Llas Vegas will surely become one of the most iconic tourist destinations in the country – if Johnny can raise the money, buy the buses, sort out planning permissions, keep the locals on side and stick to a schedule”, Daws said. “What could possibly go wrong?”
“I bought a bus online. Not because it’s what showbiz folk do, but because my camping van got nicked and it had been my wee bit of creative space heaven,” said Johnny Vegas. “Since then, a number of pub chats, misadventures, an art school virus to create beauty as and when you can, plus a deep desire to save these gorgeous machines from a scrap heap, I’m suddenly, finally trying to turn a “What if?” into a “Well why not?”. Borrowing cash, sorting out red tape via Bev and taking a risk on the fact that other folk will want to spend time in a place that feels special. But I get it. As no doubt the bank manager might say, I’m not the most organised person, but I tend to invest in passion. (Ooh, get him!).”