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Sky has snaffled the rights to the third series of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon comedy series 'The Trip'.

The third series sees the duo head to Spain, following their sojourns in the UK and Italy. As in previous series, they will eat plenty of expensive food on someone's else's bill, and do impressions of other famous people.

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Locales will include Cantabria, the Basque region, Aragon, Rioja, Castile-La Mancha and Andalusia.

Previous series were shown first by the BBC, so this is a real coup for Sky. Filming will take place later this year. There's no on-air date yet.

Like previous series, it will be directed by Michael Winterbottom.

Steve Coogan said: "Having thought long and hard about yet another sojourn into culinary distractions and middle age, I have reluctantly agreed to Eviva Espana.

"I have a hole in my diary, there will be free food and accommodation and Rob Brydon is surprisingly good company. I also like Michael."

Rob Brydon said: "I'm looking forward to reuniting with Steve and Michael for 'The Trip to Spain.'"

Michael Winterbottom said the time was right to do another series. "It has been more than three years since the last Trip," he said, "and travelling with Rob and Steve is always enjoyable – so it seemed like a good idea to go on another journey together – before they get too old."

Zai Bennet, director of Sky Atlantic, said the ethos of the show fit with Sky Atlantic's outlook.

"'The Trip' is as close to perfection as you get in comedy," he said. "It's a rare chance to watch comic masters, totally authoring their work with creative freedom. It's an absolutely perfect fit for Sky Atlantic.

"We are very happy to ensure that this award-winning comedy will continue building on the channel's relationship with Steve, Rob and Revolution Films showcasing our continued investment in top-flight original comedy."

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