Paul Merton jumps aboard the biggest cruise ship in the world for a tour of the Caribbean where he hitches a ride with the Jamaican dogsled.
THIS week the comedy legend is on a high in the Swiss Alps where he gets his mind, body and soul tuned up at a range of spas and retreats. PUBLISHED: 00:00, Wed, Nov 16, 2011. Paul Merton’s Adventures, 10pm, Channel 5 . His initiation into the spa world starts at the Grand Hotel in Bad Ragaz. To show him what he could achieve Merton meets Mr Swiss, whose perfect muscular form seems more intimidating than inspiring.
“I’ve found the perfect body,” says Merton, “it just happens not to be mine. ” Switching his focus to the mind he travels across the mountains to Vienna to see whether the home of psychoanalysis can teach him anything about himself. In the spiritual home of Schubert and Mozart Merton meets a group of musicians who play instruments made of vegetables. The group, which has released three albums in the past decade, allows him to play solo on a carrot and a spring onion.