Rhod Gilbert visits Tenby on work experience

Turning the tables: Rhod Gilbert is pictured with Fourcroft hoteliers Chris and Kath Osborne and staff during his work experience. (8613021)

Turning the tables: Rhod Gilbert is pictured with Fourcroft hoteliers Chris and Kath Osborne and staff during his work experience. (8613021)

First published in News

Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert swapped his microphone for bed linen when he took on a four-day stint in a Pembrokeshire hotel.

As part of the BBC2 series, Rhod’s Work Experience, he joined the staff of Tenby’s Fourcroft Hotel as manager.

But before he was able to take charge, he cleaned bedrooms, cooked and served breakfast - with the supervision of head chef Sam Askew - and even undertook some maintenance.

Then he took on the reigns as manager on a Sunday afternoon for the hotel’s monthly Jazz Brunch, where he turned the tables on guests by asking for their autographs before showing them to their rooms.

Fourcroft owner Chris Osborne revealed that the comedian was ‘knackered’ at the end of his work experience. “But he understood at the end that being an hotel manager can be not only challenging but also very satisfying,” he added.

The hit series returns to BBC2 this coming autumn.

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11:15pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Tttoommy says...

tyred? probably did 4 days in 6 different jobs with no breaks, on the other hand couple of hundred k for less than 4 wks not too bad
tyred? probably did 4 days in 6 different jobs with no breaks, on the other hand couple of hundred k for less than 4 wks not too bad Tttoommy
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9:35am Mon 28 Jul 14

Cymru bach says...

Look forward to seeing this, but have to comment that 'knackered' is not a suitable word to use. I'm sure Chris could have come up with better.
Look forward to seeing this, but have to comment that 'knackered' is not a suitable word to use. I'm sure Chris could have come up with better. Cymru bach
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6:19pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Hyper-injunctions says...

I'm happy for rhod that BBC wales continues to subsidise the career of someone with no discernable comedy talent. Chwarae teg.
I'm happy for rhod that BBC wales continues to subsidise the career of someone with no discernable comedy talent. Chwarae teg. Hyper-injunctions
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4:50pm Fri 22 Aug 14

whippetmax says...

Rhod Gilbert has plenty of talent. He makes the most mundane of jobs into a highly entertaining tv programme. With his droll style and dry wit he is a definite hit in this house.
My 11yr old son and I are eagerly awaiting this new series. Especially as it combines 2 things we love ; Rhod and Tenby. Yay !
Rhod Gilbert has plenty of talent. He makes the most mundane of jobs into a highly entertaining tv programme. With his droll style and dry wit he is a definite hit in this house. My 11yr old son and I are eagerly awaiting this new series. Especially as it combines 2 things we love ; Rhod and Tenby. Yay ! whippetmax
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