Celebrity Coach Trip, everyone’s favourite European celebrity bus ride, has returned for a brand new 2022 season.
Drag queens Ginny Lemon and Sister Sister have joined the likes of Geordie Shore stars Sophie Kasaei and James Tindale, as well as Loose Women panellist Linda Robson and actress Lesley Joseph, in the hopes of keeping their seats on the bus, avoiding elimination and being crowned winners at the end of the trip.
But which comedians, reality stars and soap actors are battling it out for the crown on the bus-bound bonanza – and who has been voted off so far?
Read on for everything you need to know about Channel 4’s Celebrity Coach Trip 2022 line-up and the latest eliminations.
What is the Celebrity Coach Trip 2022 line-up?
Matt Richardson [ELIMIMATED EPISODE 6]
Paired with: Will Best
Matt Richardson is amongst the 2022 line-up for Celebrity Coach Trip.
The 30-year-old comedian previously co-presented the ITV2 spin-off show The Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack in 2013.
“I can’t wait to spend a holiday on a coach filled with celebs. It’s what I normally do, so filming it just makes sense,” he joked.
Will Best [ELIMINATED EPISODE 6]
Paired with: Matt Richardson
Broadcaster Will Best has also set off on the bus-bound bonanza.
The star rose to fame on some of the UK’s biggest youth music programmes including MTV, T4, Freshly Squeezed and 4Music. He has also appeared on Channel 4's coverage of Snow Bombing and the iTunes Festival.
“The chance to go on holiday with a mate, meet the icon that is Brendan, AND clear my rent arrears, all in one fell swoop? Yes please! Although if no one from Bananarama is on board I’m kicking off," he said.
Celena Cherry [ELIMIMATED EPISODE 5]
Paired with: Mariama Goodman
Celena Cherry, the first of two contestants from British R&B group Honeyz, has also boarded the bus.
She said: “After being housebound for so long due to COVID, I couldn’t wait to get out there and touch and meet new people! Plus Brendan was an added bonus, always wanted to meet him!"
Mariama Goodman [ELIMIMATED EPISODE 5]
Paired with: Celena Cherry
Cherry is being accompanied by her bandmate Mariama.
“I jumped at the chance to get away for some sunshine, silliness and adventure, and of course to meet Brendan!” Mariama said.
Paired with: Lesley Joseph
The actress Linda Robson has also joined the 2022 line-up for Celebrity Coach Trip.
She is best known for her role as Tracy Stubbs in Birds of a Feather and is also a regular panellist on Loose Women. The star also appeared on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in November 2012.
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“Me and Lesley had the most exciting, wonderful time - loved every minute of our trip and am missing Brendan and all the trippers! Can’t wait for my family to see our adventure," she said.
Paired with: Linda Robson
Linda Robson’s Birds of a Feather co-star Leslie Joseph is also taking part in the competition.
“I love travel, and travel with a friend is even better, so the chance to go on holiday with Linda was too good to miss. Not only that, we got to meet the wonderful Brendan – he is a legend. We had such good fun, I hope the viewers enjoy it too. After months of lockdown it made it such a special experience," she said.
Paired with: Ginny Lemon
Sister Sister, best known for their appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race, is appearing alongside Ginny Lemon, who competed against each other in season two of the show.
Sister Sister made it through to the finals of the contest, which saw The Vivienne take home the crown.
Paired with: Sister Sister
Drag queen Ginny Lemon, who is best known for their appearance in RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 2, has joined Celebrity Coach Trip.
Paired with: Paige Turley
Winter Love Island winners Paige Turley and Finley Tapp joined the trip in Lisbon in episode eight.
The couple will be travelling around Europe with everyone’s favourite tour guide as they battle to keep their seats.
Paired with: Finley Tapp
Paige Turley, who rose to fame on Winter Love Island 2020 has joined Celebrity Coach Trip alongside her boyfriend Finley Tapp.
Since Love Island, Turley released a debut single in 2020, which was a cover of Artful Dodger’s hit Movin Too Fast, after landing a record deal, but can she keep her seat on the bus-bound bonanza?
Tom Malone Jr
Paired with: Bryony Briscoe
Former Gogglebox star Tom Malone Jr has swapped his sofa for a coach and joined the latest series of Celebrity Coach Trip.
Tom, who departed from Gogglebox in February 2021 after six years on the show, announced on social media that he’d be joining the show with his girlfriend, Bryony Briscoe.
He told his Instagram followers that they were both “excited” and “nervous” to be involved in the new series.
"So excited/nervous to announce that we'll be on this years Celebrity Coach Trip!" he wrote. "It was a wild trip with some crazy characters but we loved every minute!"
Paired with: Tom Malone Jr
Model Bryony Briscoe has joined Celebrity Coach Trip and is partnered up with her boyfriend Tom Malone Jr.
Paired with: Honey G
Million Dollar Baby star Lateysha Grace has joined Celebrity Coach Trip.
Lateysha has partnered up with former X Factor star Honey G.
Lateysha was soon causing drama following her arrival on the bus, and quickly clashed with Celena and Mariama ahead of their exits.
Paired with: Lateysha Grace
X Factor icon Honey G has also joined Celebrity Coach Trip alongside Million Dollar Baby star Lateysha Grace.
X Factor fans will remember that Honey G finished fifth on the show in 2016 and was signed by Simon Cowell’s label Syco.
Paired with: Sophie Kasaei
James Tindale, who is best known for his time on Geordie Shore, is also taking on the coach-based challenge.
“I love meeting new people and getting out of my comfort zone and pushing myself so Coach Trip is right up my street," he said.
Paired with: James Tindale
James’ fellow Geordie Shore cast member Sophie Kasaei has also joined the ranks.
“I have always been the biggest fan of Coach Trip from when I can remember," she said. "Forget all the other reality TV shows – my dream was to do Coach Trip! I have been such a massive fan of Brendan, watching him with my family on weekday afternoons! The experience of travelling around Portugal with a bunch of celebs? Yes please! It was everything I could have imagined and more."
Paired with: Paul Danan
Team GB athlete Ashley McKenzie has also joined the 2022 line-up for Celebrity Coach Trip. He was part of the Judo squad in the London 2012 Olympics.
“I’m used to travelling the world as part of the Great Britain Judo squad, but never have a chance to really experience or enjoy the places I visit, as I’m always there training or competing," he said.
"Coach Trip gave me the opportunity to see new places and meet new people, which is why I decided to take part.”
Paired with: Ashley McKenzie
Soap star Paul Danan has also boarded the bus.
The actor is best known for his role as Sol Patrick in Hollyoaks between 1997 and 2001. He also joined Celebrity Big Brother in 2017.
“I’ve watched the show for years and always loved it, and thought it would be amazing to go on a road trip after doing a road trip with Calum Best and Fran Cosgrave on our own show back in the day," he said.
"I’d never been to Portugal and wanted to be part of an iconic show and bring some Danan TV gold back again!”
Celebrity Coach Trip 2022 release date
Celebrity Coach Trip 2022 kicked off on 3rd January 2022 at 8pm on E4.
All of the episodes will be available to watch on All 4.