Come Fly With Three
Saturday night TV favourite Paddy McGuinness is back on our screens in the new series of Take Me Out, but he’s also taking himself out of his usual berth to front a hilarious one-off online TV game show. And unlike typical game shows, where only the contestants win, the big twist in Paddy’s new show is how the entire hundred-strong audience unexpectedly become big winners.
Paddy’s ultimate summer surprise for Brits has been delivered with global roaming expert Three. Called ‘Come Fly With Three’, the game show hit the internet on Wednesday May 17 and is a celebration of the extension of Three’s Feel at Home service. Feel at Home now allows Brits to use their phone abroad at no extra cost in 60 destinations across the world, including the USA and Australia, and is soon to include Singapore and Brazil.
Initially, the show sees audience members made from Three’s customers battle it out for a chance to win one of five holidays to Las Vegas. McGuinness asks lucky contestants from the audience to come up on stage with the help of his glamorous assistants, DJ duo Dixon Brothers of Kiss FM, to take part in laugh out loud holiday challenges.
Games include an energetic suitcase stack in the ultimate packing disaster to a hilarious holiday dancing competition, which sees McGuinness brush off his dancing shoes for a bit of flamenco. He also tests the audience’s whit when it comes to haggling in preparation for some serious souvenir shopping. Each game results in the winner being given a Las Vegas holiday for two – and with their bags already packed, the winners head off out of the studio to immediately jet off on holiday.
Then comes the ultimate twist. The audience is ready to head off home slightly disappointed they weren’t one of the lucky ones going to Vegas. That is until McGuinness invites Three CEO Dave Dyson to take to the stage. On tenterhooks the audience looks confused and waits patiently before Dyson reveals that each of the remaining 100 strong audience are actually all winners too and are heading off around the world.
Paddy McGuinness commented: “I’m used to my contestants jetting off to the Isle of Fernandos, but to be able to surprise the whole audience and send them off RIGHT across the world is pretty amazing – I’ve loved it, and the crowd loved it even more! You can now use your Three mobile abroad just as you would at home so you don’t miss a selfie and more importantly the footy scores! Whether you’re in the Costa Del Sol or the coast of Australia and I think that’s great!”
The event was hosted to celebrate Three as a global roaming leader and introduce two new long haul destinations to its Feel at Home service, Brazil and Singapore. Other networks are playing catch-up as EU regulations force them into freeing travellers from unfair roaming charges in Europe from June 15. Roaming charges are a rip off but Three continues to tackle the issue head on by opening up further global destinations to phone users and now covers 82% of total trips abroad worldwide – more than any other network anywhere and places where Brits actually love to travel to.
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