Social media sensation Francis Bourgeois is bringing his trainspotting expertise to the screen with his very own online Channel 4 series.

The 5-part digital series, 'Trainspotting with Francis Bourgeois', features celebrity pals including Irish comedian and actor Aisling Bea, British Eurovision entrant Sam Ryder and Premier League footballer Jesse Lingard. Rapper AJ Tracey and Love Islander Chloe Burrows also feature.

Bourgeois will offer a unique perspective on the much misunderstood British pastime across five different locations in the UK.  

In each episode a different famous face heads ‘off the rails’ with Francis in a heart-warming, eye-opening adventure, swapping life in the fast-lane for life by the rail side.

Each episode will be published on Channel 4's YouTube channel. Shorter versions will publish on Channel 4's Facebook, Instagram and TikTok from 19 October 2022.

"'Trainspotting with Francis Bourgeois' has been an absolute whirlwind," says Francis. "When I started making videos about my hobby I never thought anything like this would happen. It’s been totally surreal.

"Celebrities I’ve seen on TV, stages and sports stadiums, I’ve been able to take into my domain to show them how trains and all things mechanical engineering make me feel, hopefully making them feel something good too! Showcasing my passion in a way I have never been able to before, has been so liberating. Showing the ins and outs that make railway enthusiasm such a rollercoaster. I cannot wait to show you all!"

The trainspotter has already met celebrities like Thierry Henry and Nick Jonas. We're sure he'll go full steam ahead with his upcoming hosting duties.