Bob Mortimer’s journey from a shy child in Middlesbrough to a beloved British comedian is a story of transformation and resilience. Known for his partnership with Vic Reeves and his heart surgery in 2015, Mortimer’s life has been filled with challenges and changes. One constant joy, however, has been his love for fishing, a passion he shares with fellow comedian Paul Whitehouse.
Their BBC Two show, “Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing,” now in its sixth series, has captured the hearts of over four million viewers. It’s not just about angling; the show delves into deep conversations about life, health, and friendship. The Christmas special, where the duo ventured to Norway, exemplifies the blend of adventure and camaraderie that defines the series.
Apart from the entertainment value, the show has a meaningful impact. The duo’s interaction with David Lyons, founder of Tackling Minds, highlights the therapeutic benefits of fishing for those dealing with depression, anxiety, or recovering from addiction. The show isn’t just a celebration of fishing; it’s a testament to the power of nature and companionship in healing and happiness.