If you’re either unemployed or pulled a sickie, it’s almost certain that you’ll remember Channel 4 classic Coach Trip.
It’s essentially like Come Dine With Me on holiday, but instead of bitching about people’s food, personality and life in general, they pretend to all really get on, right up until the point they’re threatened with being voted off the show and having to return to their depressing lives back in Blighty.
And of course there was their legendary tour guide Brendan Sheerin who had all the grade A banter at his disposal and always knew when to put people in their place.
So when a new revamped version of the show hit our screens on E4, titled Coach Trip: Road to Ibiza, you could imagine die-hard fans of the show getting pretty hyped for it.
But one problem, it’s very different. Instead of a mix of age-groups and backgrounds they’ve rounded up a bunch of boisterous teens and 20-somethings who just want to get fucked up.
Some were pretty damn excited about the new format:
— Joey Everton (@bwench88) July 25, 2016
Errrrr why didn't I know #coachtrip was coming back on 😆😆😄😄 wish I would've applied
— ♍Sincerely Yours♍ (@lolo_laurz) July 16, 2016
— Faye Wright (@fayewright88) July 16, 2016Advertisement
— Lynzie Crompton (@Lynzielou) July 15, 2016
Others… not so much:
Don't know what they were thinking, but this new format of #coachtrip is awful! You need the mix of people! Ruined it!
— David #Coachtrip (@londondavey) July 26, 2016
Why is everything about the youngsters these days. Preferred #coachtrip when all ages took part. If it ain't broke don't fix itAdvertisement
— Helen 😊🌹🐇 (@maeday05) July 25, 2016
It's a shame that even Coach Trip has fallen into the only casting young 'beautiful people' type. Where's the diversity? #CoachTrip
— Sam Lane (@sambloodylane) July 25, 2016
#coachtrip so apparently you've got to be thin, tanned, good looking and in your 20s for the E4 series
— Nathan (@naath2207) July 15, 2016
Many made the blatant link to the trash TV classic Love Island:
Why has #coachtrip been turned into Love Island? All the pretty people & six packs. There was nothing wrong with the old version.
— charline adams (@charline84) July 25, 2016
#coachtrip Welcome to Love Island I mean Coach Trip where this is pretty much young people partying and finding love why C4 WHYYYYYYY!
— Ryan Brown (@RyBro5676) July 25, 2016
While others were more excited about the show’s climax:
Can't wait till #CoachTrip gets to Ibiza and Brendan gets on the E's
— Crash Blandycoot (@blandy_son) July 25, 2016
Now that would be worth a watch.