Get in limo for journey on TV

Lytham based company Jet Set Limousines are to feature in a new Channel 4 programme.  Pictured is managing director Kevin Hinds.
Lytham based company Jet Set Limousines are to feature in a new Channel 4 programme. Pictured is managing director Kevin Hinds.
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CHAUFFEURS are set to jet set their way to TV stardom tonight.

Lytham’s award-winning Jet Set Limousines was picked by Channel 4 to star in a new reality TV show Out on a Limo.

Producers scoured the country for a Limo company to select but stopped searching when they came across Jet Set, deeming them to be “the one”.

Filming began last February and Kevin Hinds, 50, who has owned the company for 10 years, is delighted by the outcome.

He said: “Our company has high standards and this was a once in a lifetime opportunity that came out of the blue, so we went for it.

“It’s the first TV show to portray a limousine company positively and reflect what we do.

“My partner and I were shown the preview in private today and it’s an amazing film.

“It’s the same company that produced Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’s, but it’s entirely different.

“There is no shock factor, just heart-warming stories behind momentous occasions in ordinary peoples lives.

“The show has a unique premise – the chauffeurs give the programme a strong thread and viewers will warm to them.”

“It’s good for Blackpool. It shows the people in a positive light. It’s full of humour, the first episode that follows competing Miss Blackpool contestants is hilarious, but it remains professional.”

The opening show broadcasts on Channel 4 tonight at 10pm, and will follow 11-year-old Stephie to her primary school prom, where she and her boyfriend of three years are in turmoil over their looming long distance relationship.

Mr Hinds (left) added: “You would have to be hardened not to be moved. It’s pure gold.”

The Limo company boss has confidence the programme will be a popular success and be commissioned for more episodes.

It has already been labelled ‘pick of the week’ by TV critics and Channel 4 are anticipating high viewing figures.