Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are outraged that Karl has written off the Seven Wonders claiming they're all "a bit s**t" having never seen any of them. They've thrown down the gauntlet to send him around the globe to force him out of his comfort zone. Stephen wants the experience to broaden Karl's mind and change his outlook on the world. Ricky wants Karl to hate every minute of it for his own amusement.
Dispatched on what many would term a journey of a lifetime, the 'little Englander' puts his misgivings to one side as Karl finds out for himself what the fuss is about. He travels to all Seven Wonders including the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids as Gervais and Merchant keep a watchful eye from London, monitoring every step of Pilkington's journey.
An Idiot Abroad is the highest rating factual series in the entire history of Sky1.