Stand-up comedian Romesh Ranganathan has been to Albania, Bosnia, Colombia, Zimbabwe and Mongolia, amongst other places as part of his Misadventures TV series for BBC2.

Along the way, everyone Romesh has ever met has told him how amazing the Scottish islands are - but nobody he knows has actually ever been there.

Now, in a year when travel abroad has been all but forbidden, he was heading to the Hebrides to find out if you can really have a proper adventure so close to home, spending a week visiting the Islands of Skye, Harris and Lewis.

Guiding him through part of the journey will be crofter Donald 'Sweeny' MacSween, who was showing Romesh the spectacular rugged beauty of the islands and what at first glance look like Caribbean sandy beaches (but turn out to be utterly freezing).

Sweeny tweeted last night (Wednesday November 24) - following an article on beyondthejoke.co.uk - that: "I suppose @RomeshRanga’s secret is out now. Spent a great week with him in August. Don’t those sheep look good!" (Photograph above)

Romesh also tried his hand at the Highlands Games and try to avoid feeling up a sheep’s testicles during a day spent on Sweeny’s croft.

Along the way there will be a trip to St Kilda  and a chaotic afternoon spent with local superstars Peat and Diesel who commented on Twitter this morning: "Oh well the news is out!! We met Romesh and let’s say it was interesting!!"

But it is also a trip full of surprises, says the article.  Romesh finds a community that is at times uncomfortable with the sheer number of people now visiting the islands and find out why its people are having to fight so hard to preserve their local culture.

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two and Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment. The Commissioning Editor is Max Gogarty. It will be broadcast over Christmas.

Illustration © Dessau