Three Donegal men, soon to be TV stars, brought the Irish weather with them to South Africa this week when they endured an extreme desert storm.
The Donegal Roaders, Leslie O’Donnell, Dennis Ferry and photographer Paul Doherty, have revealed they are taking part in Sky One’s thrilling new show – Carnage.
The daring trio travelled to South Africa to begin filming for the high-octane car battle show this week, only to be pitted against the elements on their arrival. It was a war with nature on Tuesday when a severe sandstorm and thunderstorm struck their campsite and whipped tents up into the air.
The Roaders managed to get their tent rebuilt for the night, before speaking to Donegal Daily about the extreme conditions in the country at the moment:
Paul Doherty said: “The nearest city Cape Town is suffering from a water drought at the moment and approximately 1 year’s worth of rain fell here in the desert – the Donegal men took the weather with us!
“Apparently when it rained here in on Tuesday night it was the first time in 4 years that it rained in the desert, we had literally just stepped off the bus.”
The Donegal Roaders will be hurtling onto our screens later this year on Carnage with their custom vehicle, created at Denis and Leslie’s garage at Mountain Top Letterkenny.
They will be competing against other teams of engineers, mechanics and drivers from across the UK and Ireland in a Mad Max-style combat in three vast desert arenas.
The aim of the game is to crash and smash their weaponised machine to destroy their opponents, and the last car standing will be crowned Carnage champion. The action-packed series will be presented by Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff, grime MC Lethal Bizzle and Capital FM presenter Vick Hope.
Paul said the team are busy readying themselves for battle soon after the stormy start to their trip. They are no strangers to taking risks in vehicles, having tackled Donegal’s wild terrain and travelled across the Irish Sea from Scotland to Donegal in an amphibious Land Rover in 2015.Tags: