Saturday, 31 July 2021

A Taste of the High Life at regatta

TELEVISION presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford will have a special Henley Royal Regatta experience as

TELEVISION presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford will have a special Henley Royal Regatta experience as part of a new, six-part series.

The couple will gain a unique perspective on the town’s most popular event thanks to Humphreys of Henley, which delivers bespoke experience packages.

They will be filmed on the first day of the event on Wednesday for A Taste of the High Life, a series to be aired on Channel 5 in November.

The business is run by Henley Conservative town councillor Sam Evans who said she was delighted to have been chosen to help.

She said the programme would focus on how the wealthy live and spend their money.

“It’s showing something that’s a really special thing to do in the English summer,” she said.

“It’s going to be like one of my days or experiences but because of all the filming it’s not going to be the lovely, smooth, flowing day that the guests experience — it’s going to be a bit disjointed.”

The day is a partnership between Humphreys, Hobbs of Henley and Cliveden House, near Maidenhead, where the couple will begin filming with a tour.

Holmes will then be flown by helicopter to the hospitality marquees on the Berkshire bank at the regatta owned by the Copas Partnership, where he and his wife (who will travel by car) will have lunch.

Sam said: “Hopefully, the sun will be shining and they’ll be sipping their champagne and having a jolly time.

“Jonathan Hobbs is supplying one of his lovely boats and they will be filming the racing and watching the world go by as one does at the regatta.”

The boat will be moored at Red Lion Lawn and the couple will then take a short walk across Henley Bridge to the boat tents before heading into the stewards’ enclosure.

Sam said: “They are going to be interviewing Jonathan and me about our businesses. They like that I’ve got a business that promotes Henley and I am a town councillor too.

“This is the best break I could have possibly wished for the business — it’s superb. I think the potential that could come from it is huge.”

The TV couple are better known for presenting ITV’s This Morning show.

Sam said: “They always come across as lovely, jolly, friendly people, so I’m assuming we’re going to have a really nice day together.”

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