30th May

Friday, 30th May at 8.30pm

Two families…two holidays…two weeks…together! Tonight, it’s a football v fishing showdown when a soccer-mad party-loving clan has to cool their heels at a sedate pond. The Bexon-Simpkin family from Derbyshire love their footie (“We live, breathe and sleep football!”) and love their holidays in Gran Canaria. Ex-pub landlady Ruth (36) is a qualified coach, boyfriend Bobby (37), daughter Shakiera (2), and Ruth’s children Leonna (18), Kieran (12), and Liam (8) are all England fans, and they love to watch matches in boozy bars on holiday. In contrast, the Fall family from Cleveland prefer the peace and quiet of a fishing holiday in 40-acre Lonsdale Park in Cumbria. Dad Simon (42) is a passionate angler and runs his own fishing shop. He takes his family – wife Karen (33), kids Amy (11) William (8) Emily (7) and 19 month-old Layla – fishing day and night. There’s just one problem – Ruth Bexon-Simpkin has a phobia about fish. The Falls’ children have never been abroad and the parents have never been on a resort holiday before so Gran Canaria is a shock for them when they arrive. But they all do their best to join in the busy schedule of football and boozing, apart from Karen, who is 20 weeks’ pregnant.

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