Ricky Gervais's hapless sidekick Karl Pilkington has landed his own travel series visiting the Seven Wonders of the World, it was announced today.
Pilkington, who became a figure of fun during 'The Office' star's radio shows and podcasts, will be sent to destinations such as the Taj Mahal.
The eight-part series will be screened on Sky 1 next year.
Pilkington's thoughts have already been published in a number of best-selling books including 'The World Of Karl Pilkington'. Channel 4 has also announced plans to screen an animated version of Gervais's podcasts in which Pilkington is a figure of fun for his off-kilter views.
The series was born after Pilkington told Gervais and comedy partner Stephen Merchant he thought the Seven Wonders were "a bit s***", without having visited them.
He will be monitored on his journey to locations such as Petra in Jordan and the Great Wall of China by Gervais and Merchant.
Pilkington said: "I can't wait to get started. Not because I'm excited but because the sooner we start the sooner it will be over."
Commissioning editor Clare Hollywood said: "Karl is a fantastic rising comedy star."
Gervais said: "It's apt that the home of The Simpsons has made room for another bald-headed buffoon. The terrifying thing is this one's real."