'The Short Way Round'

1st May 2012

It's confirmed, I must be a little bit mad! I'll be setting off around the World with Karl Pilkington for An Idiot Abroad: The Short Way Round. The two part special will be shown on Sky 1 HD later this year. Ricky Gervais has teamed us up to follow in the footsteps of famous explorer Marco Polo, travelling from Venice, Italy to China.

Ricky said, "Karl once said to me that opposites attract. Warwick Davis is sociable, hardworking and never complains. They should get along fine."

Karl said, "I don't know how it will work out. Honestly. Edmund Hillary had that Tenzing fella, Ben Fogle had James Cracknell. I've been given an Ewok."

And I added, "I'll be following in the footsteps of Marco Polo who, on his deathbed, said: 'I did not write half of what I saw, for I knew I would not be believed.' That's pretty much what I thought after I first met Karl."