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One Show arrives in Carrickfergus to kick off week of live shows in Northern Ireland

BBC's The One Show has arrived in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim to kick off a week of live broadcasts from Northern Ireland's Causeway Coast.

This is the first time the BBC series has left its London base to spend a week on the road.

Presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones will host five live broadcasts along the Causeway Coastal Route as they head from Carrickfergus to the Giant's Causeway from Monday through to Friday.

The production team announced their arrival in Northern Ireland on Monday morning, posting pictures of trucks from the makeshift set on Twitter.

The caption read: "The One Show trucks have arrived nice and early for the show tonight at Carrickfergus Castle ... Let's hope we get (sun)."

Across the week The One Show will see presenters Angela Scanlon and Joe Lindsay travelling along the Causeway Coastal Route in a DeLorean.

They'll also discover a Second World War connection at the Londonderry Arms Hotel in Carnlough, go fairy hunting at Cushendall, and drop in on Dunluce Castle and the Bushmills Distillery's cooperage.

Matt and Alex will be joined by celebrity guests throughout the week, including Dublin band The Script and country music star Nathan Carter.

They were joined by singer and actress Martine McCutcheon in Carrickfergus Castle on Monday.

They will bring the programme from the Heart of the Glens Food Festival in Cushendall on Tuesday; Ballycastle seafront on Wednesday; the east Strand promenade in Portrush on Thursday, with the final programme of the week coming from the Giant's Causeway on Friday.

Presenter Alex said: "I'm really looking forward to coming to Northern Ireland for the week. We'll be visiting some fantastic locations and bringing some great stories to The One Show audience."

It's thought more than four million people will be tuning in to see the sights of the Causeway Coast this week.

Tourism Ireland’s Julie Wakely said: “We are delighted that The One Show is coming to the Causeway Coast for a week of live programmes – it’s the kind of publicity that money simply could not buy and a superb way to highlight the spectacular coastal scenery to millions of people across GB, positioning the Causeway Coast and Northern Ireland as a highly desirable place to visit.”

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