TikTok Icon Francis Bourgeois Gets His Own TV Show
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TikTok Icon Francis Bourgeois Gets His Own TV Show

Jasmyne Jeffery October 14, 2022

Everybody loves TikTok’s biggest train enthusiast and now he’s coming to the small screen with his own TV show.

Francis Bourgeois is known to everyone for his wholesome transporting videos that took over the internet. Stationed on bridges, next to train tracks and even with a certain Jonas brother, Francis and his go-pro quickly became famous.

Getting his own TV show

Francis Bourgeois will be hosting a new show on Channel 4. The 5-part series will see Francis Trainspotting with special guests in the digital series. Guests include Aisling Bea, Sam Ryder of Eurovision fame, AJ Tracey, Jesse Lingard and Love Island alum, Chloe Burrows

Guests will join Francis as he takes the audience wild transporting, giving us an insight that his TikToks didn’t allow.

The series will be available on Channel 4’s YouTube channel, but smaller snippets will be appearing across their social media, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. All will be available for your viewing pleasure from October 19.

About the series, Francis expressed his disbelief at the opportunity.

“Trainspotting with Francis Bourgeois has been an absolute whirlwind. 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!”

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What is Francis Bourgeois’ TikTok Timeline?

Currently, Francis has 2.6 million followers and 52.9 million likes on his TikTok. he uploaded his first video in February 2021 and has since uploaded regular videos of trainspotting in different places around the UK. Earlier this year, he hit the peak of his popularity and even uploaded a video with Joe Jonas.

The video and its second part have a whopping 14 million views combined. Though the collaboration may have been a little unexpected, it just proves that everybody loves Francis, even if you are an international superstar.

The Channel 4 commissioner, Charlie Hyland is delighted with the series.

“We’re absolutely delighted to announce the series and to have taken such incredible guests on their first Trainspotting adventure! Watching Francis grow from a hugely popular and charming TikTok star into a brilliantly funny and authentic presenter, has been a joy which I can’t wait for the rest of the country to see.”

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Jasmyne Jeffery is a full-time Entertainment and News Writer on university-themed website Freshered and HITC, and joined the company having previously worked in a freelance role. She attended the University of South Wales where she was also a student blogger and graduated in 2022 with a first-class honours degree in English and Creative Writing. Now, she puts her creativity to use reviewing university bars, Love Island episodes and the latest apps any 18-25-year-old is using.