Heather Small To Star In The BBC Two Series, The Pilgrimage

Heather Small will be starring in a new BBC Two TV show entitled 'The Pilgrimage'.

The Pilgrimage, a three-part series, will track famous faces - some religious and others atheists - as they swap the comforts and trappings of fame for 15 days to take part in Spain’s Camino de Santiago.

”Living as simple pilgrims”, they will stay in traditional hostels and “carry everything they need on their backs” while embarking on their “own spiritual journey” on BBC2.

Comedian Ed Byrne, ex-Gogglebox star the Rev Kate Bottley, M People singer Heather Small, journalist Raphael Rowe and JJ Chalmers, a former Royal Marines Commando who was wounded in Afghanistan, are also taking part in the medieval pilgrim route.

The series will combine “religious and spiritual debate” with “personal stories of self-discovery,” the BBC said, with the physical challenge proving too much for some.

The series will “show how a group of well-known faces, taken out of their comfort zone, discover what their faith means to them as they walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims,” BBC religion commissioning editor Fatima Salaria said.
— Press Association