Frances Bourgeois, a TikTok sensation, is set to lead a five-part digital series for Channel 4 called “Trainspotting with Frances Bourgeois.”
Teaming up with celebrities including comedian Aisling Bea, Eurovision star Sam Ryder, football star Jesse Lingard, rapper AJ Tracey and Alum Chloe Burrows from “Love Island,” Bourgeois will give fans — and his guests — a glimpse into the art of “land hauling.”
The series, produced by Untold Studios, will be available on Channel 4’s YouTube channel with shorter versions appearing on Channel 4’s Facebook, Instagram and TikTok pages starting October 19.
He was commissioned by Charlie Hyland on Channel 4’s Digital Commissioning Team. Jonathan Levine and Iona Goulder exec produce.
“Training with Francis Bourgeois has been an absolute whirlwind,” Bourgeois said. “When I started making videos about my hobby, I never thought anything like this would happen. It was just so surreal. Celebrities I’ve seen on TV, stages, and sports fields, I’ve been able to get into my scope to show them how trains and all things mechanical engineering make me feel. Showing my passion in a way I’ve never been able to do before, it was very liberating. Showcasing the interior details and exits that make railroad enthusiasm like a rollercoaster. I can’t wait to show you all!”
Commissioner Charlie Hyland said, “We are so excited to announce the series and welcome such wonderful guests on their first Trainspotting adventure! Watching Francis grow from a hugely popular and charming TikTok star to an original and brilliantly funny anchor, it was such fun I can’t wait You see the rest of the country.”
In January, Variety exclusively reported that Bourgeois has signed with YMU.