Billy Connolly to travel across USA by rail

Billy Connolly has biked along Route 66, however for his most recent excursion across America the comic is letting the train take the strain.

The 72-year-old Scottish star is to go crosswise over terrain USA by rail in new ITV series Billy Connolly’s Tracks Across America.

Billy Connolly
Billy Connolly

Connolly – who in 2013 affirmed he was being dealt with for the introductory manifestations of Parkinson’s ailment – will cover 28 states and 8,000 miles on his train travel through mountains, betray and bog, beginning and completing on the East drift in New York.

In the heartland of America, from North Dakota to Louisiana, the funnyman will search out some intriguing characters who encapsulate the nation, and also amusing viewers with stories of the fugitives and stars who have gone along the same tracks.

The arrangement is to be coordinated by Mike Reilly who worked with Connolly on the 2011 arrangement Billy Connolly’s Route 66 which saw the Big Yin turn Easy Rider.

Mike Reilly said: “I cant consider anybody better qualified to embrace this trip than Billy, his adoration for America, its kin and music consolidated with his unique mind and pierced forces of perception will make this demonstrate a delight to be a piece of and all the more vitally watch.”

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