Almost 20 years ago, fictional character Alan Partridge pitched the idea of “Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank” to BBC executives. Finally, that idea has become a reality. Almost.
Following Eubank’s Tweets last week that he couldn’t understand why people kept asking him about youth hostels, charitable organisation YHA teamed up with Hostelworld and the former WBO Middleweight World Champion to create a 55-second YouTube film entitled: “Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank”.
Featuring real YHA Brighton staff and guests, the film was created to show the calibre of modern day Youth Hostels. Speaking about the film, Eubank said: “The social media reaction has been fantastic and stupendous and I’m humbled by the overwhelming interest, response and very kind, positive comments. Simply put, I remain humbled.”
In 2010, the YHA (England and Wales) network underwent a £33million investment, and since then the hostels have vastly improved.
Caroline White, Chief Executive of YHA (England and Wales), said: “We love the film and everything it represents. Naturally it’s all very tongue in cheek but what a fantastic way to spread the YHA message to even more young people and their families.”
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