New podcast drives well-known faces to places that shaped them

Show on the Road takes celebrities out of the studio for a personalised road trip around the places that shaped them. 

The new eight-part series from Auto Trader, sees presenter and podcaster Alex Legouix in the driver’s seat taking her guests on a trip combining nostalgic sights with reflections their career. From their old school to their favourite chip shop, the chat goes down avenues that no other studio-based show gets to explore.

Guests in the series include Gogglebox’s Scarlett Moffatt, Lioness Jill Scott, comedian Iain Sterling, trainspotter Francis Bourgeois, Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo, Married at First Sight star Paul Carrick Brunson, Instagram’s Potato Queen’ Poppy O’Toole and ex Strictly Come Dancing pro Gorka Marquez.

Lioness Jill Scott travels around Manchester to visit the training grounds where her football career really took off, she says: “I’ve done a few podcasts recently, but like this has brought out different stories because as we’re driving around, it does really jog your memory.

“Manchester will always be a very special place to me because there’s so many memories here.”

Scarlett Moffatt goes back to the family home in County Durham where she filmed Gogglebox and comments: “Look at the car we’re in, I feel 17 again! I thought I was gonna cry when I first got in, this feels amazing! But it’s been lovely showing you around, it’s been really fun.”

Francis Bourgeois shows the places in Nottingham where he first felt he could truly express his passion for trains.

Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo explores the South London venues that sparked her love of music. “It’s been lovely and I wanna thank you for your very insightful and wonderful questions,” she says.

Auto Trader has matched each famous guest with a specially chosen car that is also part of their story and who they are today. These range from Jill Scott’s dream car to a blast from the past for Scarlett Moffatt.

Speaking about the series, Alex Legouix says: “I’ve loved meeting such a brilliant range of guests and visiting lots of places around the UK to hear how they have shaped each person’s story. Taking the show on the road has provided a great opportunity to have some fun and revealing conversations. I can’t wait for you to listen!”

Show on the Road launches weekly from today, Wednesday 14 June,

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