Tom Daley Goes Global

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Tom Daley Goes Global
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Genre Documentary, Travel
Directed byColin May
Starring Tom Daley
Sophie Lee
Narrated by James Corden
ComposerAdage Music
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes6
Executive producersRichard Foster
Melaine Darlaston
ProducersColin May
Mike Spencer
Production locations Thailand
New Zealand
Running time60 minutes
(including adverts)
Production companies Twofour and Motion Content Group
Original network ITV2 & ITV2 HD
Original release10 April (2014-04-10) 
15 May 2014 (2014-05-15)

Tom Daley Goes Global (previously titled Tom Daley Takes on the World) is a British television documentary show shown on ITV2 which began airing on 10 April 2014. [1] [2] [3] The show follows Olympic bronze medal winner Tom Daley and his best friend Sophie Lee backpack around the world for six weeks to get life-changing experiences, whilst in each country Daley will try some extreme sports such as bungee jumping and flying a jet-plane to raise money for a brain tumour charity. [1] [2] [3]



#Place visitedOriginal airdate
1"Thailand"10 April 2014 (2014-04-10) [4]
Tom and Sophie visit various places in Thailand and Tom skydives from a plane.
2"Japan"17 April 2014 (2014-04-17) [5]
Tom and Sophie visit various places in Japan, Tom sings karaoke and paraglides off a mountain.
3"New Zealand"24 April 2014 (2014-04-24) [6]
Tom and Sophie go on a campervan journey to visit the South Island of New Zealand and Tom bungee jumps of a mountain.
4"Australia"1 May 2014 (2014-05-01) [7]
Tom and Sophie visit The Great Barrier Reef and The X Factor studios. They also meet Dannii Minogue and Ronan Keating, also Tom flies a fighter jet airplane.
5"Europe"8 May 2014 (2014-05-08) [8]
Tom and Sophie travel to Spain, France and Switzerland, meets Mollie King from girl group The Saturdays. Tom bungee jump off the Verzasca Dam in the Swiss Alps.
6"Morocco"15 May 2014 (2014-05-15) [9]
Tom and Sophie conclude their trip around the world in Morocco, where they spend the night in the Sahara desert. They climb the Todra Gorge and abseil down the gorge to end the journey.


Catriona Wightman of Digital Spy described the show as not particularly enjoyable and having little depth, writing that "it all feels like a home movie" which "doesn't necessarily make for compelling television". [10] Rhik Samadder of The Guardian called it "duller than the back of a scuffed spoon", arguing that the "sight of vague celebrities going on holiday does not make great television". [11]

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