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Coach Trip
 
First Series (2005)

Coach Trip is a reality TV show in the United Kingdom. Series one began showing on 7 March 2005. The trip went through several European countries. Chris Groombridge was the driver, Brendan Sheerin was the tour guide, Andy Love was narrator and the registration was T100 MTT.

Contents

Contestants (In Order of Elimination)

  • Rob and Eva. Husband and wife. (Original 7. Red-carded on Day 2.)
  • John and Jaki. Friends. (Original 7. Red-carded on Day 4.)
  • Nicki and Vander. Friends (Joined on Day 5 replacing John and Jaki. Red-carded on Day 7.)
  • Joanne and Steph. Friends. (Original 7. Red-carded on on Day 8.)
  • Phil and Marion. Husband and wife. (Original 7. Red-carded on Day 12.)
  • Ellen and Rose. Friends. (Joined on Day 8 replacing Nicki and Vander. Red-carded on Day 13.)
  • Angela and Eden. Friends. (Joined on Day 13 replacing Phil and Marion. Walked on Day 17 after the vote got out of hand.)
  • Bob and Pasquale. Partners. (Joined on Day 3 replacing Rob and Eva. Walked on Day 17 after their plans were uncovered by the rest of the group.)
  • Pete and Barbara. Husband and wife. (Original 7. Walked on Day 17 after violence at the previous days vote.)
  • Alan and Carol. Husband and wife. (Joined on Day 15 replacing Ellen and Rose. Walked on Day 18 due to injury.)
  • Paul and Trevor. Friends. (Joined on Day 9 replacing Joanne and Steph. Red-carded on Day 18.)
  • Tom and Max. Friends. (Original 7. Red-carded on Day 19 for bad behaviour and refusing to continue.)
  • Sally and Emma. Sisters. (Original 7. Red-carded on Day 19.)
  • Siobhan and Nicky. Friends. (Joined on Day 18 replacing Angela and Eden. Walked on Day 21 due to injury.)
  • Thadie and Dorothy. Cousins. (Joined on Day 18 replacing Pete and Barbara. Red-carded on Day 22.)
  • Eileen and Lisa. Aunt and niece. (Joined on Day 18 replacing Bob and Pasquale. Lasted until final day.)
  • Winter and Suki. Friends. (Joined on Day 19 replacing Alan and Carol. Lasted until final day.)
  • Brian and Renee. Husband and wife. (Joined on Day 19 replacing Paul and Trevor. Lasted until final day.)
  • Jane and Michelle. Nurses. (Joined on Day 20 replacing Sally and Emma. Lasted until final day.)

Note: Jane has also appeared on Channel 4 food tv show Come Dine with Me.

  • Maggie and Paul. Mother and son. (Joined on Day 20 replacing Tom and Max. Winners.)
  • Tracy and Debbie. Friends. (Joined on Day 23 replacing Thadie and Dorothy. Lasted until final day.)
  • Gavin and Nathan. Brothers. (Joined on Day 23 replacing Siobhan and Nicky. Lasted until final day.)

(Note: Contestants in italics left without being voted off).

Voting History

Day
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Maggie
Paul
Not on
Coach
Immune 1
Vote
1
Vote
1
Vote
0
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
4
Votes
0
Votes
3
Votes
Winners
Gavin
Nathan
Not on
Coach
Immune 4
Votes
1
Vote
1
Vote
0
Votes
2
Votes
0
Votes
Fourth
Tracey
Debbie
Not on
Coach
Immune 2
Votes
4
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
Fourth
Jane
Michelle
Not on
Coach
Immune 0
Votes
1
Vote
0
Votes
0
Votes
1
Vote
2
Votes
2
Votes
4
Votes
1
Vote
Third
Brain
Renee
Not on
Coach
Immune 1
Vote
0
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
1
Vote
3
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
2
Votes
Second
Winter
Suki
Not on
Coach
Immune 1
Vote
0
Votes
0
Votes
4
Votes
1
Vote
0
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
1
Vote
1
Vote
Third
Eileen
Lisa
Not on
Coach
Immune 1
Vote
1
Vote
0
Votes
0
Votes
2
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
1
Vote
1
Vote
0
Votes
1
Vote
Third
Thadie
Dorothy
Not on
Coach
Immune 1
Vote
1
Vote
5
Votes
4
Votes
Red Carded
(Day 22)
Siobhan
Nicky
Not on
Coach
Immune 1
Vote
3
Votes
N/A Walked
(Day 21)
Sally
Emma
Marion &
Phil
Rob &
Eva
John &
Jaki
John &
Jaki
Bob &
Pasquale
3
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
2
Votes
1
Vote
0
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
1
Vote
4
Votes
0
Votes
No
Vote
1
Vote
3
Votes
Red Carded
(Day 19)
Tom
Max
John &
Jaki
Rob &
Eva
John &
Jaki
John &
Jaki
Phil &
Marion
0
Votes
0
Votes
1
Vote
0
Votes
1
Vote
0
Votes
1
Vote
0
Votes
1
Vote
0
Votes
3
Votes
No
Vote
2
Votes
Bad
Behaviour
Red Carded
(Day 19)
Paul
Trevor
Not on
Coach
Immune 1
Vote
4
Votes
1
Vote
0
Votes
1
Vote
0
Votes
0
Votes
No
Vote
3
Votes
Red Carded
(Day 18)
Alan
Carol
Not on
Coach
Immune 0
Votes
No
Vote
N/A Walked
(Day 18)
Pete
Barbara
Rob &
Eva
Rob &
Eva
Steph &
Joanne
John &
Jaki
Joanne &
Steph
0
Votes
1
Vote
0
Votes
1
Vote
1
Vote
1
Vote
0
Votes
3
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
No
Vote
Walked
(Day 17)
Bob
Pasquale
Not on
Coach
Immune John &
Jaki
Sally &
Emma
0
Votes
2
Votes
0
Votes
1
Vote
0
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
0
Votes
3
Votes
No
Vote
Walked
(Day 17)
Angela
Eden
Not on
Coach
Immune 3
Votes
3
Votes
1
Vote
No
Vote
Walked
(Day 17)
Ellen
Rose
Not on
Coach
Immune 0
Votes
3
Votes
1
Vote
0
Votes
4
Votes
Red Carded
(Day 13)
Phil
Marion
Rob &
Eva
Steph &
Joanne
Emma &
Sally
Tom &
Max
Bob &
Pasquale
0
Votes
1
Vote
0
Votes
3
Votes
0
Votes
1
Vote
5
Votes
Red Carded
(Day 12)
Joanne
Steph
Marion &
Phil
Rob &
Eva
Phil &
Marion
Pete &
Barbara
Sally &
Emma
0
Votes
0
Votes
4
Votes
Red Carded
(Day 8)
Nicki
Vander
Not on
Coach
Immune 4
Votes
2
Votes
Red Carded
(Day 7)
John
Jaki
Rob &
Eva
Max &
Tom
3
Votes
4
Votes
Red Carded
(Day 4)
Rob
Eva
2
Votes
4
Votes
Red Carded
(Day 2)

The Trip Day by Day

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Arrival Day and Day 1 of the trip - Amsterdam

The coach trip started in London where tour guide Brendan met the seven couples to start the trip. Once all had arrived the trip began its journey to Amsterdam. During the trip the travellers introduced themselves to each other. During the journey through the tunnel to Calais Jaki provided some musical entertainment. Their over night stop was Bruges, Pete and Barbara who had never been abroad before enjoyed the food, as did Phil who admitted he didn't like foreign food. Vegans Rob and Eva found finding food difficult. John got upset by people smoking at the table. The next morning they continued on their way to Amsterdam, as they crossed the border the coach trippers have a half hearted attempt at singing the Dutch national anthem. The first activity in Amsterdam was to a clog maker. Jaki decided to wear to pair for the rest of the day. The second activity was a trip on a canal boat. On the boat the travellers decided to have a sing song, which upset the captain of the boat. At the days vote John and Jaki received one vote and Rob and Eva, Marion and Phil, Steph and Joanne all received two votes each. These three had to leave the group and the rest decided who would be given the yellow card, and they decided Rob and Eva should be given yellow card.

Day 2 - Brussels

The day started with news that many of the travellers had spent last night in a coffee shop experimenting with the drugs on offer, apart from Rob and Eva who did not join the rest but spent the night at a bar, Eva became quite ill whilst on the coach to the days destination, Brussels. As they arrived in Brussels the travellers sang the Belgium National Anthem. When they arrived in Brussels Rob and Eva confronted Pete and Barbara over last nights vote. The first activity was a trip to a chocolate factory. The second activity was a trip to a Belgium Beer Brewery which the travellers did not enjoy. At the days vote Joanne and Steph, Tom and Max and John and Jaki all received one vote each but Rob and Eva received four votes and were given their second yellow card, followed by a red, meaning they had to leave the trip. Eva managed to upset one more person during the vote, saying that John had poor personal hygiene and that he could do with a shower.

Day 3 - Koblenz

The day started with the younger travellers, Tom, Max, Emma and Sally, oversleeping and causing the coach to be late. On the way to the days destination, Koblenz, Brendan decided it would be useful for the travellers to learn some German phrases. After they arrived they had a traditional German lunch, although Phil tried to ask for egg and chips, but made do with a ham sandwich. After lunch they wandered down the bank of the Rhine. Phil had some interaction with some Germans, asking one charity worker whether they were a man or woman. The rest of the travellers went shopping for souvenirs. Before the next activity new couple Bob and Pasquale arrived. The next activity was a tour of a castle. The castle was on a hillside meaning a walk for the travellers, which was testing for Steph who arrived half an hour after the others. At the days vote Steph and Joanne, Tom and Max, Sally and Emma and Phil and Marion all received one vote each but John and Jaki received three votes and were given a yellow card. After dinner they all went to dinner where Phil admitted his preconceptions about Germans were wrong.

Day 4 - Baden-Baden

The day started with news that Marion had an abscess so had to go and get some anti-biotics. On the way to Baden-Baden the travellers had to write a fairy story. Pasquale and Bob's story cast John as the villain, fuelling the ill feeling between them, coming from Pasquale feeling John is homophobic. The first activity in Baden-Baden was a lesson on how to make Black Forest Gateaux. After seeing how it was made the group got to taste some. The afternoon's activity was a trip to a spa where the travellers spent an afternoon unwinding. At a heated vote at the end of the day Tom and Max, Pasquale and Bob and Barbara and Pete all received one vote but John and Jaki received four votes and were given their second yellow card, followed by a red card, meaning they had to leave the trip. During the vote many travellers accused John of being unfair in his behaviour towards Pasquale and Bob, and Pete said that he had overheard John calling Pasquale and Bob a derogatory name. John responded that this had been said in the privacy of the toilet.

Day 5 - Munich

On the four hour coach trip to Munich Max and Sally relaxed with each other, with Sally giving him a foot massage. Pasquale felt much more at ease on the coach now that John had left. The whole coach also sang the German national anthem. After they had arrived on Munich the travellers went up the Olympic Tower to see a view of the city. Although Pasquale was disappointed that he could not see the coast as he was expecting, Brendan explained that the nearest coastline would be in Italy! Afterwards the coach was joined by Vander and Nicki, making Tom and Max's wish of new girls come true. The girls did not endear themselves to Barbara, mistaking her for a man. The second activity was to a marketplace where some followed a guided tour whilst others went off on their own. Phil had a nice conversation with German lady despite not speaking each others languages. At the end of the afternoon they were able to watch the Glockenspiel Chimes. At the days vote Phil and Marion received one vote but Emma and Sally, Bob and Pasquale and Steph and Joanne all received two meaning all thee three couples with two votes then had to leave the group whilst the others decided who would be given the yellow card and they chose Steph and Joanne. After receiving all of "one" vote Pasquale vowed to get rid of Emma and Sally, calling Sally a "poisonous dwarf."

Day 6 - Salzburg

The day started with Tom and Max complaining to Brendan about Nicki and Vander, but Nicki may have overheard them. Joanne was also caught breaking the hotels no smoking policy by Brendan who also walked in on Steph in a state of undress. The first activity in Salzburg was a trip to a salt mine where they had a tour of the mine and a fun trip down a slide. The afternoon's activity was a Sound of Music tour around the city due to several scenes being filmed in the city, although Steph and Joanne did not take part. Brendan revealed that it was one of his favourite films and took great delight in re-enacting some of the famous scenes. At the days vote Bob and Pasquale voted for Emma and Sally, claiming they had chosen them from a hat randomly, which is against coach rules so they were told they must give a real reason. In total Emma and Sally received three votes but Nicki and Vander received four votes and were given a yellow card. Overall the vote was very heated with different travellers saying they did not trust either couple and left the younger travellers quite emotional. To lighten the mood Brendan took the group to Europe's oldest restaurant which was holding a Mozart evening. Nicki and Vander particularly enjoyed the evening and were moved to tears by the music.

Day 7 - Linz

The day started with Brendan and driver Chris disagreeing over how long it would take the coach to do the journey to Linz. On the journey Bob and Pasquale won a Sound of Music quiz, causing Phil to have a sulk as he thought he should have won and that Bob and Pasquale must have cheated. The coach arrived in Linz an hour earlier than planned causing more discussion between Brendan and Chris. The first activity was a cruise down the Danube. Bob was made honorary captain and was given a chance to steer the ship. Thee travellers enjoyed lunch on the boat. At lunch Tom tried to make an effort with Nicki and Vander but his friend Max was not interested in making an effort. In the afternoon they went to a Museum of the Future. At the museum there was a competition between Pasquale and Phil to settle the earlier dispute. The contest was on a toy race track which used noise made by the contestants to control the speed of the car. Pasquale won the game. Pasquale's prize was a virtual flight over Linz. At the days vote Phil and Marion and Pete and Barbara each received one vote, Bob and Pasquale received two votes but Nicki and Vander received three votes and were given their second yellow card and a red card, meaning they had to leave the coach, which visibly upset them. Despite securing their exit Max had the cheek to ask Nicki on a date! At dinner the manager of the restaurant got on so well with Phil he laid on a special musical performance for the group.

Day 8 - Vienna

The day's destination was Vienna. As the first activity of the day was a trip to the world's oldest zoo the travellers played a game of animal charades and learnt the German names for animals they would be seeing. At the zoo Pasquale showed a unique talent of being able to talk to the different animals. Whilst going around the zoo Pete and Barbara tried to determine what animals other travellers were like, deciding Steph was a penguin, Bob was a bear, Phil was a camel and Pete was a polar bear. After lunch the travellers learnt how to make Apple Strudel, Austria's most famous dessert. Emma was designated helper and Sally thought the chef fancied Emma. On the way to the afternoons destination Steph decided to take a nap, although it was not peaceful for the other passengers due to her snoring. The afternoon's stop was to a fairground where they had a go-kart race; Phil lost again to Pasquale and blamed his go-kart. They then went on a Vienna's famous Ferris wheel. Steph who was scared of height's refused to go on, although Bob who has the same fear did make it onto the ride. On the ride Barbara reflected on what a great time she had been having on the coach trip, the first time she had ever left Britain. Due to the replacement couples flight being delayed there was only six couples at the days vote. Tom and Max received one vote but Joanne and Steph received four votes meaning they received their second yellow card, and a red card, meaning they had to leave the coach. As Joanne and Steph were the last couple to vote and their fate had been sealed they did not cast it. After the vote the new couple arrived, elderly friends Ellen and Rose, much to the disappointment of Tom and Max who had been hoping for more young girls.

Day 9 - Graz

During the long trip from Vienna to Graz and travellers got to know Ellen and Rose, trying out Ellen's hobby of sugar flower making. Before they got to Graz during lunch Sally had an argument with Brendan over ordering food which left Sally in tears. In Graz they visited a pumpkin seed oil mill and saw the production of this and also tasted pumpkin schnapps and the oil. Being told the seeds acted like Viagra some members got more interested, especially Tom! The second activity was a Nordic walk through vineyards with guide Christian. Some travellers did not see the point of using the walking sticks they were given. In the vineyards the group tried the grape except Phil who said he did not like grapes. After new couple friends Trevor and Paul joined the coach. The third activity is a wine tasting session at the vineyards, being shown how to properly taste wine. At the vote Pete and Barbara, and Bob and Pasquale received one vote each, Sally and Emma received two votes but Phil and Marion received three and were given a yellow card. Bob and Pasquale revealed they regretted voting for Phil and Marion as they would have liked to have voted for Sally and Emma but felt they couldn't as they didn't want to be seen picking on the girls.

Day 10 - Ljubljana

The day started with a sweepstakes as the travellers tried to guess where they were going. The destination was Ljubljana. The first activity was a guided tour through the centre of the city. Lunch at a traditional Slovenian restaurant proved difficult for Phil, as he did not like pasta. Brendan arranged some vegetable soup for him but he did not eat this either. The next trip of the day was to a stud farm to see the famous Lipizzaner horses in a display which got mixed reviews from the travellers. A talk by a guide afterwards left all bored; the traveller's behaviour upset Brendan. At the days vote Pete and Barbara, Trevor and Paul, Sally and Emma and Max and Tom all received one vote each but Rose and Ellen received three votes which meant they received a yellow card. Phil went hungry again at dinner as he did not like the fish dish on offer.

Day 11 - Venice

The day started well with the coach leaving on time on its way to Italy. On the trip Max, whose family is from Italy, gave each traveller an Italian name and led them in singing an Italian song. The day's destination was Venice The first activity was a guided tour of the city. For lunch the travellers had pizza, which did not make Phil very happy. The afternoon's activity was a demonstration of mask making and after this the travellers got to dress up in traditional Venetian costumes, which Phil did not enjoy. Phil's bad day in Venice continued when he found out he had to pay to use the toilet. After dressing up the next activity was a ride on the gondolas through the canals of Venice. After the ride Pasquale found out he had been a victim of practical joke from Paul and Trevor who had filled his new leather bag with rubbish. At the days vote Phil and Marion, Pete and Barbara and Ellen and Rose all received one vote each but Paul and Trevor recovered four votes and were given a yellow card.

Day 12 - Bologna

The day started badly for Max and Tom who had run up a large bar bill and the hotel would not let them go until they paid it. The boys did not have enough money so Brendan had to lend them the rest. The coach then made its' way to Bologna. The first activity of the day was a lesson on how to make pasta at a cookery school where the travellers made their own lunch. Max won a trophy for the best chef. Phil refused to eat the Bolognese sauce provided by the school as he said it would make him ill! On the coach Phil upset some other travellers by saying there was nothing good about Italy and that he didn't like Italians. The second activity was a trip to a Lamborghini museum. At the days vote Paul and Trevor and Tom and Max both received one vote each but Phil and Marion received five votes and were given their second yellow card and a red which meant they had to leave the coach.

Day 13 - Orvieto

The day's trip was to Orvieto and the first activity was a pizza making lesson. Max and Sally fell out when Max interfered when Sally was having trouble rolling their pizza. After they had made the pizzas new couple, friends Angela and Eden, arrived. Their lunch was the pizzas which they had just made. Angela and Eden's eating habits did not go down well with Bob and Pasquale. The afternoon's activity was wine tasting. Some travellers, including Ellen and Rose got quite merry. At the day's vote Pete and Barbara received three votes but Ellen and Rose received four votes, meaning they received their second yellow card and a red, so they had to leave the trip. At dinner Max upset Pasquale by telling Tom to repeat a derogatory Italian word for homosexuals to Pasquale.

Day 14 - Rome

The day started with Brendan having to investigate complaints from the hotel manager over the amount of noise Tom, Max, Sally and Emma had made during the night. The coach spent the day in Rome and the first activity was a tour of the Coliseum. Paul and Trevor showed off some unique underwear based on Michelangelo's David! At lunch Sally caused a storm by throwing up after eating pasta topped with almonds, which she was allergic to. Sally claimed she did not know there were almonds on it but others said they thought she did it to get attention. The second activity of the day was a visit to the Trevi Fountain. As the new couple had not arrived yet to replace Ellen and Rose there were only six couples at the days votes, Tom and Max, Sally and Emma and Trevor and Paul all received one vote each but Eden and Angela received three votes and were given a yellow card.

Day 15 - Florence

The day started with some of the travellers complaining that the hotel had lost their laundry. It was also revealed that Bob was suffering from constipation. The day's trip was to Florence. On the way there the travellers met new couple, husband and wife Carol and Alan. It was also revealed by Brendan that the days vote would not be done in front of other travellers but would be anonymous. This upset Barbara and Pete but pleased Pasquale and Bob. The first activity of the day was an art lesson at an art studio where the travellers got to show off their artistic talents or lack of in some cases. Angela and Eden found it hard to take this serious though. In the second activity of the day the travellers were given the afternoon to go shopping in Florence. Pasquale used the time to lie to other travellers try to get them to vote for Emma and Sally at the days vote. Tom and Max upset the group by not getting to the meeting point at the correct time after getting lost. At the days anonymous vote Angela and Eden received three votes but Emma and Sally got four votes and were given a yellow card. The result led to hostility between some travellers, with Tom telling Pasquale that he knew he was up to something. Emma and Sally confronted Pasquale about the vote but Pasquale denied voting for them and said he voted for Tom and Max, whilst Bob said they voted for Angela and Eden revealing Pasquale's lies.

Day 16 - Pisa/Parma

The morning started with Pasquale and Bob complaining to Brendan about the way others reacted to the vote last night, which Emma overheard. Eden woke up in the lobby after having too much to drink the previous night. The coach visited two towns during the day. The first stop was at Pisa where the travellers had to take pictures of themselves trying to hold up the leaning tower. Hostilities between the travellers continued, especially between Tom and Pasquale. Bob and Pasquale refused to take part in the activity at Pisa. The activity in Parma was a visit to a cheese factory. Tensions remained with Pasquale complaining that Pete was a puppet master and manipulating the younger contestants. At the days vote Eden and Angela received one vote but Bob and Pasquale and Tom and Max both received three votes each meaning they had to leave the circle and the others decided who to give the yellow card to. Bob and Pasquale were quickly chosen to receive a yellow card. Pete was so furious during the vote whilst Bob and Pasquale were refusing to give their reasons for their vote that he left the circle but not without shoving Pasquale in the back of the head, Eden had already walked away because of the arguing.

Day 17 - Lugano

The day started with news from yesterday evening- Pete and Barbara had decided to leave the trip. Brendan also said in an interview that they would have been red carded anyway. Eden and Angela also revealed they were leaving the trip because of all the arguing. Bob and Pasquale also left the coach, saying the reason was because of the way they were treated by others. But common opinion is that he decided to leave before giving any other travellers the pleasure of seeing them off. However, after they left the tour Pasquale insulted Sally by saying she had no talent. Only four couples remained and they went to a new country, Switzerland, where they went to Lugano. The first activity was a tour of a Swiss chocolate factory; however they had to wait as a German tour group demanded to go in first! When they finally got in the travellers made the most of it, enjoying a lot of free chocolate. The next part of the day was spent relaxing at Lake Lugano where the travellers had lunch. Later in the day Brendan revealed there would be no vote that evening and that three new couples would be joining the trip tomorrow to replace those left.

Day 18 - Turin

The day started with news that Alan had been taken to hospital with a collapsed lung the night before and had emergency surgery, which was successful. Alan and Carol had to leave the trip. After visiting Alan Brendan returned to the trip along with two new couples, cousins Thadie and Dorothy and friends, Nickie and Siobhan. The day's destination was Turin. The first activity of the day was a trip to see the Shroud of Turin at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, although only the replica was on display. At lunch aunt and niece, Eileen and Lisa, joined the trip. After lunch the travellers visited some of Turin fashion shops. At the days vote Sally and Emma received one vote, Tom and Max received two votes but Paul and Trevor received three votes and were given their second yellow card and a red card which meant they had to leave the trip. After the vote the travellers went onto a restaurant and the retuned to the hotel bar. After a lot of alcohol Eileen, Lisa, Tom, Max, Sally and Emma returned to a room where Lisa made on impression on both boys by kissing both of them.

Day 19 - St Veran

The day started with the news that the hotel had complained about some of the drunken antics from the night before involving Tom and Max. Nickie and Siobhan and driver Chris also complained about their behaviour. As they had previous warning about their behaviour Brendan told Tom and Max they were being sent home. As the coach left for the days destination, St Veran, two new pairs were introduced, friends Winter and Suki, and husband and wife, Brian and Renee. Unfortunately the route the coach was taken had been closed due to heavy snow the night before, so the driver had to turn around and just head towards the nights hotel. Siobhan was very impressed with Chris's driving around the mountains. During a rest from the journey Winter started a snowball fight. Brendan then tried to teach the travellers a bit of French, which Thadie resisted joining in with. At the days vote Thadie and Dorothy, Eileen and Lisa and Siobhan and Nickie all received one vote but Emma and Sally received three votes and received their second yellow card meaning they received a red card, meaning the last of the original seven couples had to leave the trip.

(Note: Red card for Bad Behaviour usually given in later series of Coach Trip).

Day 20 - Monaco

On the way to the days destination, Monaco, Thadie tried to get other travellers to vote for the new couples which would see them go as soon as possible to ensure those already on the trips survival. However the plan was met with suspicion from other travellers. When they arrived in Monaco they found the weather was against them again as instead of expected nice weather it was raining in Monaco. As a reward for cleaning out the coaches toilets Chris the driver was able to drive the coach around the Monaco Grand Prix race track, whilst the travellers toured round Monaco in a tour train. Suki did not enjoy the tour and fell asleep. At lunch two new couples arrived, friends Jane and Michelle and mother and son Maggie and Paul. The afternoon's activity was to have a look around a luxury yacht. Before the vote the five couples that had started the day planned it so that they would each give each other one vote, leaving the two new couples to decide who would be given a yellow card. At the days vote Brian and Renee, Suki and Winter, Eileen and Lisa and Thadie and Dorothy all received one vote each but Siobhan and Nickie received three votes and were given a yellow card. After the vote the five couples involved in the voting conspiracy met without knowledge of the other two couples to plan who would be given a yellow card tomorrow, however Jane and Michelle walked into the restaurant whilst this was going on and confronted them.

Day 21 - Arles/Nîmes

It appeared that after a night's sleep that the travellers had decided against Thadie's plan, saying they should just vote for who they wanted to. Siobhan and Nickie revealed their dislike for both of the new couples which arrived yesterday. Nickie also revealed she was suffering from something wrong with her foot, so she missed out on the day's trip as she was sent to see a doctor. The coach visited two destinations during the day. The first trip of the day was to an amphitheatre in Arles, where the men put on a gladiator show for the women. Winter was the most impressive gladiator and the girls chose him as the winner. During the trip to Nîmes Jane and Michelle complained that Thadie had bad body odour. In Nîmes the travellers went to an olive grove, where they learnt about the process of making olive oil. Chris the driver spent the time giving his coach a well earned wash. Nickie and Siobhan were not present so only six couples voted. Paul and Maggie received one vote but Thadie and Dorothy received five votes and were given a yellow card. After the vote the travellers went back to the hotel and it was revealed that Nickie needed to go back home to rest her injury so both her and Siobhan left the trip. They refused to eat their last meal with the group after hearing about the days vote (memorably referring to their travelling companions as "imbecellic morons!") and left without saying goodbye.

Day 22 - Andorra le Ville

The day started with a seven hour drive to Andorra. During the drive the contestants played games and were given some stand up comedy from Winter, which did not go down very well, and from Brian, who went down a storm. Dorothy did not endear herself to the other passengers by refusing to talk to any of the other passengers and sleeping on the bus whilst others went out for rest stops. When they arrived in Andorra the travellers were taken to Europe's largest spa where they experienced pools, rivers, hot tubs, plunge pools, except for Thadie and Dorothy who sat out and just watched. In the spa there were signs that Winter and Lisa were getting more friendly with each other. Dorothy told Brendan she wanted to go home as she did not like any of the other travellers. At the days vote Paul and Maggie and Jane and Michelle each received one vote but Thadie and Dorothy received four votes and were given their second yellow card and a red card meaning they had to leave the trip. Thadie said his goodbyes but Dorothy just walked off. After the travellers had dinner Winter walked Lisa back to the hotel alone, fuelling rumours of a romance.

Day 23 - Barcelona

The days trip was to Barcelona. On the way Winter and Lisa appeared to be getting on very well, although both denied there was nothing going on between them. The first stop was at Sagrada Família. After this two new pairs joined the coach, brothers Nathan and Gavin and friend Tracey and Debbie bringing the coach up to fourteen passengers again. The next activity was a Paella cooking lesson and the travelers made their own to see whose the best was. Winter's team were the winners. During the activity it seemed that Winter had competition for Lisa's affection from new contestant Gavin. After lunch the group had a walk through the streets of Barcelona, where Eileen had a caricature done of herself, which did not look anything like her. At the days vote Paul and Maggie received one vote and Lisa and Eileen received two votes but Winter and Suki received four votes and were given a yellow card. . During the evening the younger contestants went out for the evening together, with Lisa saying she hadn't decided where her affections lay.

Day 24 - Zaragoza

At the start of the day that Gavin had beaten Winter in the race the Lisa's affection. The day's trip was to Zaragoza. The first activity Brendan gave a graphic description if what sort of injuries can be received during a bull fight, which upset those with weaker stomachs. A bull ring was the first stop of the day. Brendan decided to play a trick on the travelers whilst they were having a talk in the middle of the bull ring by having a fake bull charge at the first passengers, but only a few passengers were fooled. On the trip to the next stop Tracey decided to draw some surreal portraits of fellow passengers, although Renee did not like the one Tracey did of her. The second stop of the day was a demonstration of traditional Aragon music and dancing. Nathan and Gavin decided to join in and their showing off annoyed other passengers. Afterwards other passengers were actually invited to take part in some of the dancing. At the days vote Winter and Suki received one vote and Debbie and Tracey received two votes but Gavin and Nathan received four votes and were given a yellow card. Lisa left everyone wondering once again where her affections lay after she allowed Eileen to give their vote to Gavin and Nathan at the days vote and by leaving at the end of dinner with Winter.

Day 25 - La Rioja/Bilbao

After some problems with the luggage and coach in the morning the coach made its way to the first destination La Rioja. The first stop was a tour of a wine museum. Gavin's over the top behaviour again annoyed fellow passengers. After the museum there was a wine tasting lesson. Paul decided to join in Gavin's over the top behaviour which embarrassed Brendan. During lunch the passengers enjoyed a large amount of free wine but slept it off on the coach on the way to the next destination Bilbao where they visited the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Tracey and Lisa enjoyed looking at the art but others found the modern art confusing. The days vote was held on the coach. Jane and Michelle, Brian and Renee and Gavin and Nathan received one vote each but Debbie and Tracey received four votes and were given a yellow card. Whilst voting Gavin and Nathan argued with Debbie and Tracey over the voting.

Day 26 - San Sebastian

The day's trip was to San Sebastian. Due to poor weather in the morning the planned excursion to the beach was cancelled so instead they went to a local aquarium. During the activity Winter's and Lisa's relationship was brought out into the open. The afternoon's activity was planned to be a trip to a funfair but due to the bad weather so the travelers were given a choice between going shopping or going to a spa, those who chose shopping managed to get lost. Whilst shopping other girls decided to give Debbie a makeover. At the days vote Gavin and Nathan and Lisa and Eileen each received one vote, Jane and Michelle received two votes but Brian and Renee received three votes and were given a yellow card. After the vote Debbie under went her make over with a haircut from Paul and make up and fashion help from the girls.

Day 27 - Biarritz/Bordeaux

On the way to France the travelers sang the French national anthem, apart from Suki who was asleep as usual. The first activity was a surfing lesson in Biarritz, so the travelers donned their wet suits and headed to the ocean. After some basic instruction they had ago at trying it for themselves. Gavin, who has surfed before and was very confident, went further out to sea to find bigger waves, which he was unsuccessful in riding. After lunch the coach headed to Bordeaux. Tracey and Winter were given prizes for being the best surfers earlier in the day. In Bordeaux the travelers visited a chateau to do some more wine tasting. At the days vote Lisa and Eileen received one vote, Jane and Michelle received two votes but Paul and Maggie received four votes and were given a yellow card. Paul was annoyed that Suki and Winter voted for them as they thought Maggie was getting tired, Paul responded by saying that despite Suki being a lot younger than Maggie that he had been asleep more than anyone.

Day 28 - Poitiers

The day's destination was Poitiers. The first activity of the day was to an animal park where Gavin and Nathan annoyed the other travelers yet again with their incessant questioning of tour guides. On the way to the afternoon activity Chris the driver had an argument with Brendan when Brendan announced how long it would take to get there and Chris told him not to give incorrect information. The afternoon's activity was a tour of a local chateau. At the day's vote Winter and Suki received one vote, Gavin and Nathan received two but Jane and Michelle received four votes and were given a yellow card, much to Nathan and Gavin's delight.

Day 29 - Paris

At the start of the day it was revealed that driver Chris had apologized to Brendan for snapping at him the previous day. The days destination was Paris where EuroDisney and the Eiffel tower are and the travelers donned berets and went on a river boat for a trip down the river. Gavin and Nathan were convinced they were the most French of all the passengers. Yet again Suki put a dampener on events by refusing to wear a beret. For lunch they were able to sample local cuisine, including Escargot. The days vote was held in front of the Eiffel tower and instead of voting for a couple they wanted to leave the trip they were voting for a couple they thought deserved to win a holiday, an extended stay in Paris. Jane and Michelle and Winter and new girlfriend Lisa received one vote each, Brian and Renee received two votes but Paul and Maggie received three votes and won the holiday.

Day 30 - The Last Day

The travelers left their hotel at 9:30 to begin their trip to London. Once they had got through the Channel Tunnel the travelers carried on the tradition of singing national anthems, joining in during God Save the Queen. On the way back Brendan revealed his favourite couple were Pete and Barbara, as they got more out of it than any other couple. His favourite activity was painting class in Florence, due to Eden and Angela's lack of talent. The coach finished its 5500 mile journey in West London with a round of applause for driver Chris. The coach trip and 28 votes were all over.

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