Coach Trip (series 7)

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Coach Trip
 
 
Seventh Series (2011)

Coach Trip 7 was the seventh series of Coach Trip in the United Kingdom. It was filmed from May until June 2011 (after the UK anti-austerity protests began) and aired from 29 August to 7 October 2011. The length of this series was the same as the previous non-celebrity series but with weekends excluded. The tour began in the UK, before moving to France, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic plus for the first time ever Poland and Slovakia. Tour guide Brendan Sheerin, coach driver Paul Donald, narrator Dave Vitty and the coach with registration number MT09 MTT all returned for this series, which was aired on Channel 4 with the airing time reverted to 5:00pm, a similar start to series 1 and a similar end to series 3.

Broadcasts[edit]

Series 7 began airing on weekdays from Monday 29 August at an original time of 5:00pm. Behind the camera the series also saw Joe Evans step on board as the Series Producer, reuniting him with Brendan and the coach after a 7-year break, having been the original Associate Producer on series 1.

Contestants (In Order of Elimination and Withdrawal)[edit]

  • Mark & Laura, Partners from Torquay. (Original 7. Red-carded on Day 1 after the announcement was made that whoever received the most votes that day would be instantly sent home without leaving the UK.) (Shortest stay of any mixed couple on Coach Trip.)
  • Kyale & Olivia, Flatmates from London. (Joined on Day 2, replacing Mark & Laura. Red-carded on Day 4.)
  • Tony & Wolfy, Friends from North London. (Original 7. Red-carded on Day 7 for bad behaviour and refusing to get out of bed.)
  • Frankie & Alice, Friends from Yorkshire. (Original 7. Walked on Day 8 after receiving the previous day's yellow card.)
  • Helen & Dave, Father and daughter from Barnsley. (Original 7. Red-carded on Day 9.)
  • Araf & Uzi, Uncle and nephew from Middlesbrough and North London. (Joined on Day 10, replacing Helen & Dave. Red-carded on Day 12.)
  • Lynne & Steve, Preacher and her husband from ? (Joined on Day 6, replacing Kyale & Olivia. Red-carded on Day 13.)
  • Linda & Chris, Hairdresser and client from ? (Original 7. Red-carded on Day 14.)
  • Helen & Daniel, Mother and son from The Wirral. (Joined on Day 14, replacing Araf & Uzi. Red-carded on Day 16.)
  • Tina & Monica, Friends from Birmingham. (Joined on Day 16, replacing Linda & Chris. Red-carded on Day 19.)
  • Jamie & Mark, Friends from Newcastle Upon Tyne. (Original 7. Red-carded on Day 21.)
  • Wayne & Nigel, Salsa dancers from Bristol. (Joined on Day 21, replacing Tina & Monica. Red-carded on Day 23.)
  • Annette & Martin, Married antique dealers from Cornwall. (Joined on Day 15, replacing Lynne & Steve. Red-carded on Day 24.)
  • Tom & Anita, Colleagues from Leeds. (Joined on Day 23 replacing Jamie & Mark. Red-carded on Day 26.)
  • Alison & Ashley, Engaged partners from Bolton. (Original 7. Lasted until Final Day.)
  • Nathan & Katie, Friends, Cheerleaders and trainee teachers from Brighton (Joined on Day 8, replacing Tony & Wolfy. Winners.)
  • Bonnie & Sam, Goth girlfriends from Norwich. (Joined on Day 9, replacing Frankie & Alice. Lasted until Final Day.)
  • Danielle & Lauren, Friends from Blackpool and Sale. (Joined on Day 19, replacing Helen & Daniel. Lasted until Final Day.)
  • Fiona & Oliver, Mother and son from Rochdale (Joined on Day 25, replacing Wayne & Nigel. Lasted until Final Day.)
  • Stephen & Margaret, Husband and wife from ? (Joined on Day 26, replacing Annette & Martin. Lasted until Final Day.)
  • Rosemary & Judith, Friends from ? (Joined on Day 28, replacing Tom and Anita. Lasted until Final Day.)

(Note: Contestants in italics yellow-carded without being voted off and left without being voted off).

Voting History[edit]

     Indicates that the couple received a yellow card
     Indicates that the couple was red carded off the trip
     Indicates that the couple left the coach due to other reasons than being voted off or being removed from the coach
     Indicates that the couple was immune from any votes cast against them due to it either being their first vote or winning immunity from the vote
     Indicates that the couple were voted as the most popular couple and won series
     Indicates that the couple were voted as the second most popular couple
     Indicates that the couple were voted as the third most popular couple
     Indicates that the couple were voted as the fourth most popular couple
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
Nathan
Katie
Not on
Coach
Lynne
Steve
Helen
Dave
Lynne
Steve
Araf
Uzi
Araf
Uzi
Linda
Chris
Linda
Chris
Helen
Daniel
Helen
Daniel
Tina
Monica
Tina
Monica
Tina
Monica
Alison
Ashley
Jamie
Mark
Alison
Ashley
Wayne
Nigel
Annette
Martin
Tom
Anita
Tom
Anita
Fiona
Oliver
Stephen
Margaret
Danielle
Lauren
Winners
3 votes
Bonnie
Sam
Not on
Coach
Helen
Dave
Lynne
Steve
Araf
Uzi
Jamie
Mark
Jamie
Mark
Linda
Chris
Helen
Daniel
Helen
Daniel
Annette
Martin
Tina
Monica
Tina
Monica
Annette
Martin
Jamie
Mark
Wayne
Nigel
Wayne
Nigel
Tom
Anita
Tom
Anita
Tom
Anita
Fiona
Oliver
Stephen
Margaret
Alison
Ashley
Second
2 votes
Alison
Ashley
Laura
Mark
Helen
Dave
Tony
Wolfy
Tony
Wolfy
Jamie
Mark
Helen
Dave
Lynne
Steve
Helen
Dave
Helen
Dave
Lynne
Steve
Araf
Uzi
Araf
Uzi
Lynne
Steve
Nathan
Katie
Helen
Daniel
Helen
Daniel
Annette
Martin
Tina
Monica
Tina
Monica
Danielle
Lauren
Danielle
Lauren
Wayne
Nigel
Wayne
Nigel
Annette
Martin
Tom
Anita
Tom
Anita
Fiona
Oliver
Stephen
Margaret
Bonnie
Sam
Third
1 vote
Danielle
Lauren
Not on
Coach
Tina
Monica
Annette
Martin
Alison
Ashley
Alison
Ashley
Wayne
Nigel
Tom
Anita
Tom
Anita
Fiona
Oliver
Fiona
Oliver
Fiona
Oliver
Nathan
Katie
Third
1 vote
Fiona
Oliver
Not on
Coach
Alison
Ashley
Danielle
Lauren
Danielle
Lauren
Stephen
Margaret
Bonnie
Sam
Fourth
0 votes
Stephen
Margaret
Not on
Coach
Alison
Ashley
Fiona
Oliver
Fiona
Oliver
Nathan
Katie
Fourth
0 votes
Rosemary
Judith
Not on
Coach
Nathan
Katie
Nathan
Katie
Fourth
0 votes
Tom
Anita
Not on
Coach
Bonnie
Sam
Danielle
Lauren
Nathan
Katie
Nathan
Katie
Red Carded
(Day 26)
Annette
Martin
Not on
Coach
Nathan
Katie
Alison
Ashley
Alison
Ashley
Tina
Monica
Tina
Monica
Danielle
Lauren
Jamie
Mark
Wayne
Nigel
Wayne
Nigel
Alison
Ashley
Red Carded
(Day 24)
Wayne
Nigel
Not on
Coach
Bonnie
Sam
Alison
Ashley
Annette
Martin
Red Carded
(Day 23)
Jamie
Mark
Laura
Mark
Alison
Ashley
Kyale
Olivia
Linda
Chris
Linda
Chris
Linda
Chris
Frankie
Alice
Lynne
Steve
Lynne
Steve
Lynne
Steve
Bonnie
Sam
Bonnie
Sam
Lynne
Steve
Bonnie
Sam
Helen
Daniel
Helen
Daniel
Annette
Martin
Tina
Monica
Tina
Monica
Nathan
Katie
Bonnie
Sam
Red Carded
(Day 21)
Tina
Monica
Not on
Coach
Alison
Ashley
Annette
Martin
Nathan
Katie
Bonnie
Sam
Red Carded
(Day 19)
Helen
Daniel
Not on
Coach
Linda
Chris
Nathan
Katie
Alison
Ashley
Red Carded
(Day 16)
Linda
Chris
Laura
Mark
Frankie
Alice
Jamie
Mark
Kyale
Olivia
Jamie
Mark
Helen
Dave
Helen
Dave
Helen
Dave
Helen
Dave
Bonnie
Sam
Araf
Uzi
Araf
Uzi
Lynne
Steve
Nathan
Katie
Red Carded
(Day 14)
Lynne
Steve
Not on
Coach
Helen
Dave
Frankie
Alice
Helen
Dave
Helen
Dave
Nathan
Katie
Araf
Uzi
Araf
Uzi
Jamie
Mark
Red Carded
(Day 13)
Araf
Uzi
Not on
Coach
Lynne
Steve
Bonnie
Sam
Bonnie
Sam
Red Carded
(Day 12)
Helen
Dave
Tony
Wolfy
Alison
Ashley
Alison
Ashley
Kyale
Olivia
Tony
Wolfy
Linda
Chris
Frankie
Alice
Lynne
Steve
Lynne
Steve
Red Carded
(Day 9)
Frankie
Alice
Laura
Mark
Alison
Ashley
Linda
Chris
Kyale
Olivia
Jamie
Mark
Linda
Chris
Helen
Dave
See
Note 3
Walked
(Start of Day 8)
Tony
Wolfy
Alison
Ashley
Alison
Ashley
Kyale
Olivia
Dave
Helen
Alison
Ashley
Alison
Ashley
See
Note 2
Red Carded
(Day 7)
Kyale
Olivia
Not on
Coach
Alison
Ashley
Tony
Wolfy
Tony
Wolfy
Red Carded
(Day 4)
Laura
Mark
Frankie
Alice 1
Red Carded
(Day 1)
Walked none Frankie
Alice
none
Timekeeping none Tony
Wolfy
none
Removed none Tony
Wolfy
none
Voted Off Laura
Mark

4 votes
Alison
Ashley

5 votes
Kyale
Olivia

2 votes
Kyale
Olivia

3 votes
Jamie
Mark

3 votes
Linda
Chris

3 votes
Frankie
Alice

3 votes
Helen
Dave

3 votes
Helen
Dave

5 votes
Lynne
Steve

5 votes
Araf
Uzi

5 votes
Araf
Uzi

4 votes
Lynne
Steve

3 votes
Linda
Chris

3 votes
Helen
Daniel

4 votes
Helen
Daniel

4 votes
Annette
Martin

4 votes
Tina
Monica

5 votes
Tina
Monica

6 votes
Danielle
Lauren

2 votes
Jamie
Mark

3 votes
Wayne
Nigel

3 votes
Wayne
Nigel

5 votes
Annette
Martin

2 votes
Tom
Anita

4 votes
Tom
Anita

3 votes
Fiona
Oliver

5 votes
Stephen
Margaret

4 votes
none

Notes[edit]

  • ^1 On Day 1, Brendan instated an opening voting rule - on vote time the couple who received the most votes would get an immediate red card without entering mainland Europe, this happened to be Laura & Mark making them join Delia & Jacqui of series 3 to the shortest stay records.
  • ^2 Tony & Wolfy were removed with a red card on Day 7 for inappropriate behaviour during the previous night, including being very loud and drunk and disturbing other tourists in the hotel previously held by Alan & Lorenzo of series 2 and Jasmine & Rara of series 6.
  • ^3 Frankie & Alice walked at the start of Day 8 in protest because Wolfy and Tony were unfairly red carded.

No post-vote arrivals in series

The Trip Day by Day[edit]

Arrival Day and Day 1 of the trip - London/Channel Tunnel[edit]

International tour guide Brendan is eager to meet his new group of tourists, who spend the first day of their journey in London.

While in the city, they take a ride on the Thames and tackle a pole-dancing lesson.

Later, the fun and games end when there's a shock early departure for one unlucky couple.

Day 2 - Paris Part 1[edit]

Having travelled to France by train, the tourists take to the streets of Paris, where they attempt to blend their own perfumes.

Then the group all put their best foot forward, learning to walk the runway with Parisian models.

A first new couple also join the trip, but things soon turn sour at the vote and group harmony begins to stray off key.

Day 3 - Paris Part 2[edit]

Day 3 of the trip sees Brendan and the tourists visiting a French circus school and theme park.

But the fun soon fades when a falling out between two of the tourists means it's a roller-coaster ride all the way to the vote.

Day 4 - Épernay[edit]

On Day 4, the coach trundles into the Champagne region of France, where a visit to a grand vineyard is music to the ears of one hard-partying couple,Wolfy Foxlow and Tony Class.

After sampling the Champagne highlife, it all goes downhill fast as the tourists ride a quarter-mile zip wire. Later, one couple come down to earth with a bump at the vote.

Day 5 - Metz[edit]

Day 5 and, after a night's heavy drinking, one tourist is in no mood for the day's task - cooking and eating snails.

Meanwhile, another is caught out trying to manipulate the vote by writing names in flour!

Later, the tourists go kayaking, but spend more time under the water than on it.

Day 6 - Baden-Baden[edit]

The coach drives into Germany, and a preacher and her husband join the party. Later, all the Brits have a bouncy ride at a local car museum.

Day 7 - The Black Forest[edit]

Brendan takes drastic action to call a halt to all the late-night partying - he brings out his red card and sends Wolfy Foxlow and Tony Class home after breakfast.

Day 8 - Rhine Falls[edit]

Brendan leads the coach into Switzerland, where he treats the party to a VIP trip around the Rhine Falls. And it's a fun afternoon down on the farm with some unusual farmyard games.

Day 9 - Zurich[edit]

No freebie is left uneaten as the group head to a Swiss chocolate factory in Zurich, and it's chocoholic Brendan who's left feeling sickest by the time they leave.

Day 10 - Liechtenstein[edit]

The Brits demonstrate how not to cook as they attempt to create a local delicacy in a Liechtenstein kitchen. In the afternoon, Brendan sends them up into the trees and around a rope course.

Day 11 - Kempten[edit]

It's a confused start to the day for the Brits as they're not sure which country they're in. Brendan hands out the hair nets as group get to work in a German pretzel factory.

Day 12 - Munich[edit]

The group hits Munich where there are tantrums from some about having to do paddle-board surfing on the river.

Day 13 - The Zugspitze/Garmisch-Partenkirchen[edit]

It's childish giggles all round as the Brits head up Mount Wank in southern Germany. But the giggles turn to cheers as they get to toboggan back down the mountain.

Day 14 - Salzburg[edit]

The group head for Salzburg, where they try their hand at singing Mozart before attempting a lesson in break dancing.

Day 15 - Wels[edit]

In the city of Wels, Austria, the group take part in a cook off, and then a chariot race at the local horse-racing track. And a married couple who are antique dealers join the party.

Day 16 - Vienna[edit]

In Vienna the tour party get a lesson in gold leaf gilding before an afternoon trip to a historic fun park.

Day 17 - Győr[edit]

The coach heads into Hungary where Brendan lines up a karate lesson and some wake boarding for the holiday makers.

Day 18 - Budapest[edit]

In Budapest the group experience a nuclear fallout drill at a slightly strange museum. During a trip to a thermal spa in the afternoon Brendan has a close encounter with a masseuse.

Day 19 - Nitra[edit]

The group prepares for a day of fantasy and role play in the old kingdom of Slovakia, picking up two fair maidens waiting for them along the way.

Day 20 - Bratislava[edit]

The group goes white-water rafting and then summer bobsleighing in Bratislava. If that isn't enough tension, later on they must vote for who should leave the tour party next.

Day 21 - Brno[edit]

The coach party is joined by two West Country salsa dancers as it makes its way through the Czech Republic. The Brits get a taste of the high life as they learn to use jumping stilts, before spending an afternoon down a local cave.

Day 22 - Stramberk/Ostrava[edit]

In Ostrava, Brendan introduces the group to a castle abseil followed by some grass skiing. At vote time, one couple's past comments come back to haunt them.

Day 23 - Bielsko-Biala[edit]

As the coach enters Poland the Brits tour a brewery before Brendan takes his happy travellers for a lesson in local dancing.

Day 24 - Krakow[edit]

The coach arrives in Kraków, where the tourists visit the city's impressive salt mines and go for a tour on a collection of unusual bicycles.

Day 25 - Katowice[edit]

In the city of Katowice, Brendan wants the Brits to get a taste of Polish life. So he leads them straight to the kitchen for a lesson in sausage soup and beetroot salads.

Day 26 - Wroclaw[edit]

It's costume time and Brendan gets his Brits dressed up as gnomes in Wroclaw, Poland, as they hunt for the city's collection of little statues.

Day 27 - Poland/Germany[edit]

The tourists spend the morning at a Polish pottery lesson and the afternoon on a riverboat trip in Germany.

Day 28 - Germany[edit]

With only a few days of the current tour to go, the last yellow card vote of the trip is due. Paranoia has set in within the group, with nobody wanting to fall at the final hurdle.

Day 29 - Berlin[edit]

In Berlin, the Brits go straight to remnants of the Berlin Wall for a graffiti lesson. The last activity of the trip is cocktail making, where the tourists raise a glass to reaching the end of the road. But who'll receive the toast as the group chooses their winners in the last vote?

Day 30 - The Last Day[edit]

As they pack their bags for home, Brendan and the Brits take a moment to reflect on all the fun they've had over the last six weeks. Having driven through 10 different countries, and having welcomed over 40 holidaymakers on board, there's been no shortage of hilarity and tantrums on the coach's latest adventure.

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