Series 1 - Episode 2: In Ibiza

Episode 2: In Ibiza

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Paul’s first guide on the White Island is Jon Sa Trinxa, who arrived on holiday 20 years ago and is yet to leave. His advice to Paul is to shed his inhibitions - and his clothes. After ditching his gear in a fabulous secluded villa in the hills, Paul takes up his first invitation, to an all-day animal party, where fancy dress is mandatory, although not everyone does it in the style Paul chooses.

Paul’s next attempt at getting under Ibiza’s skin is to visit Keith Holden, a man who spends large parts of his day shouting on a cliffside, towards the mysterious rock island called Es Vedra. Keith has a few ideas about how we are all connected to the moon, the stars and the dinosaurs. He can also trace Ibiza’s reputation for orgies and dancing back to before Roman times.

Paul then meets one of the main men responsible for keeping the island dancing, superstar DJ Guru Josh, described by his flatcap-wearing manager Billy as a ‘unique, extremely eccentric, creative genius’.

Turning his back on the island’s debauchery, Paul heads inland to meet David, who runs a horse sanctuary that recently came perilously close to being engulfed in flames when the north side of the island suffered the biggest fire in the island’s history. The devastation is clear to see, but David and his horses survived and he still obviously gets a great deal of satisfaction from looking after them.

On his last night on the island, Paul gets some advice from 6ft Colombian transsexual Catalina, who helps him go out with a bang. “It’s a touch Mae West, a touch Diana Dors,” Paul says of his new persona, Elastica, who makes quite a splash in the carnival that evening...



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Comments (29)

  • detty

    4 days ago


    Why cant I watch this episode in Germany ???

  • Silviu

    10 months ago


    in this episode , when paul meeting with de dj on the island , in the background hear a song something like " i wanna be , i wanna be" and finnaly song say superstar. please say how is called the song? please

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  • Mel Rickerby

    over 2 years ago

    Mel Rickerby

    trying to find the name of the beach where everyone was drumming to the sunset?

  • Philip Costis

    over 2 years ago

    Philip Costis

    This was a really funny programme; Paul Merton is naturally funny, loved it

  • G

    over 2 years ago


    Where i can find or download this song ! Sounds very cool !! Dj Guru Josh Ft Paul Merton... maybe the next Xmas song?? lol

  • billy hunter

    over 2 years ago

    billy hunter

    just discovered Paul as travel man. really funny.

  • joe s

    over 2 years ago

    joe s

    paul merton is a comedy genius, the ibiza episode is brilliant!!

  • johnjohn

    over 2 years ago


    Once again a witty, humurous and informative piece from Paul. All I can say is well done Channel 5 for choosing Paul Merton to present it.

  • Chris

    over 2 years ago


    Also want to know who sang the song at the end "one chance one goal".

  • Rich

    over 2 years ago


    who sang the song at the end "one chance one goal"

  • Spike

    over 2 years ago


    Who sang the song at the end "one chance one goal"

  • Cleo

    over 2 years ago


    Does anyone know what the song playing at 37:55 is called ?

  • charlie bell

    over 2 years ago

    charlie bell

    does anyone know what the song is called at the end when they are on the beach been search all week but cant find it its such a beautiful song

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  • monti

    over 2 years ago


    5 it me or do shows tend to FREEZEa lot .? a constant irritaion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Brad

    over 2 years ago


    Rhiannon I had same problem. Its repeated on Sunday at 8.05

  • Mike Campbell

    over 2 years ago

    Mike Campbell

    Chill out guys, it's not a genuine tourism programme, it's a programme that's meant to be funny, and it is. It's Paul Merton's Adventures, not yours.

  • joy copeland

    over 2 years ago

    joy copeland

    I have just finished watching the Paul Merton program on my laptop, as I missed it last night and had no problems with the showing of it. Having lived in Ibiza from late nineteen seventies and through the eighties I found it very interesting and enjoyed his sense of humour. There is of course another side to Ibiza where families can have wonderful holidays with their children and not see or know about the "uninhibited people" or hippies except if the go to the "hippies market" which is very civilised or go to Ibiza town late evening when the transvesites parade around before the night clubs open. There are of course certain beaches and places that are typical of the "night people" but they are not around much doing the day. When I lived there I would take my visitors to ibiza town on a Saturday night find a good spot near the port to have a nice long drink and watch it all happening, it was like a cabaret show very entertaining. The night clubs played different music in the nightclubs in those days and were not quite so hedonistic. I tried them all but prefered a calmer way of life. I worked there and enjoyed my life there, in a wonderful climate and a beautiful Island and new some lovely people. I first went there in 1965 it was an amazing, beautiful place, even San Antonio, and there was not a single hotel in Portinax. I loved it the way it was but there is space enough for all tastes.

  • Larry Smith

    over 2 years ago

    Larry Smith

    Another really boring programme regarding Ibiza...Do producers not know that Ibiza has so much more to offer than the repeated rubbish that you showed last night.Hedonostic mentioned far too many times and watching Paul really is a joke ...couldn't your budget stretch to anyone better to do it.It is interesting to see the clubbing side to the Island (not all clubbers take drugs so why do you have keep banging on about drugs),When you only show 1 minute of what else is available on this amazing Island it makes my blood boil.Have a bit of respect for Hoteliers,Villa Owners,Restaurants,Bars and the Islanders.This is a great Family destination too...why didnt you show more of this.I could go on all day....anyway wont be watching again EVER !!!!

  • graham summers

    over 2 years ago

    graham summers

    I watch all the episodes then it says video not available. talk about annoying.

  • paul

    over 2 years ago


    i have the same problem as diane and i live in the uk started watching the programme then it stuck damn annoying

  • Rhiannon

    over 2 years ago


    is this repeated at all? My sky planner messed up and my computer is useless!!

  • angie

    over 2 years ago


    anyone know the group who sang the last song when the programme was closing 'one path, one road'????

  • diane martin

    over 2 years ago

    diane martin

    why cant i watch your episodes on my lap top when i can watch them on tv - living in gibraltar - its supposed to be the uk so why cant i get access online like everyone else in the uk ???? not fair.

  • Matthew McGibney

    over 2 years ago

    Matthew McGibney

    Just entered the competition for the week in Ibiza!!! PAUL MERTON IS A HERO!!!

  • Mark Cundall

    over 2 years ago

    Mark Cundall

    Ken... Well Said...

  • Ken Cook

    over 2 years ago

    Ken Cook

    Why is subtitles not available on Demand when they were on TV? I'm deaf, but forgot to record on TV.