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Funny men hit the road

Andy Lee, left, and Hamish Blake pictured for their TV series Hamish & Andy's Caravan of Courage: Australia vs New Zealand.
Andy Lee, left, and Hamish Blake pictured for their TV series Hamish & Andy's Caravan of Courage: Australia vs New Zealand. Contributed - Channel 9/WIN

MISCHIEVOUS duo Hamish and Andy are straying a little closer to home in their new TV adventure.

The pair's latest Caravan of Courage road trip sees them hitting the bitumen in the hope of finally putting to rest Australia and New Zealand's trans-Tasman rivalry.

Hamish & Andy's Caravan of Courage: Australia v New Zealand - Nine/WIN - Sunday at 6.30pm

Over two 90-minute specials, travel buddies Hamish Blake and Andy Lee get back behind the wheel of a midrange motorhome to drive the length of New Zealand and the breadth of Australia in an attempt to compare and contrast the two before picking a winner.

"As if we'd ever make Australia accidentally win right at the end," deadpans Lee.

"We're going to judge them both on their merits."

The larrikins start their epic journey in the land of the long white cloud.

"We met a few sheep along the way, but New Zealand seems more about the extreme things like ice climbing," he said.

"Anything that has a rope and 50m drop they're pretty interested in."

No trip to the South Island would be complete without a bungee jump.

"We both wrote down what we wanted do to," Lee said.

"I wanted to bungee jump and he wanted to eat ice cream, so we attempted to do both at same time.

"We had been told by bungee jump people that it hadn't been done before and watching us back I realise why."

They met plenty of colourful characters along the way, including a man who believes he is a vampire.

"He has surgically implanted horns and had filed his teeth down," Lee said.

"He said he could get on to the roof of a house quicker than a human. We were at a pub and moments later we were outside on a human versus vampire agility test."

Speaking to The Guide in the midst of their Australian road trip, Lee said Blake was keen to retain his title of "the king of snacks".

"He tried to be chef of the trip. He bought a deep fryer, which is the dumbest thing anyone could possibly buy for a moving vehicle," he said.

"We've got plenty of sunscreen but I might need a titanium suit to avoid the splattering of deep fried oil."

Topics:  hamish and andy, hamish blake, road trip, tv show



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