'Bradley and Barney: Breaking Dad at Christmas' on ITV — release date, premise and everything we know

Bradley and Barney: Breaking Dad at Christmas - Bradley and Barney Walsh
Bradley and Barney: Breaking Dad at Christmas is coming to ITV this festive season. (Image credit: ITV/ Hungry Bear Productions)

Bradley and Barney: Breaking Dad at Christmas sees the intrepid duo of Bradley Walsh and his son, Barney, heading out on yet another adventure that's sure to be
a highlight of the Christmas TV schedule.

Fittingly for the festive season, the Walsh boys are swapping Britain for an even colder clime. Together, they're heading up to Iceland for a bumper edition of their father and son travel show that will be filled with brand new challenges.

Barney said: "Dad usually likes to take it easy and watch classic Christmas movies, like the Wizard of Oz. So, this trip is going to give me the perfect opportunity to get him off the sofa for a bit and bring some proper adventure and surprises to his holiday season. I reckon he'll secretly love it!"

Here's everything we know so far about Bradley and Barney: Breaking Dad at Christmas...

'Bradley and Barney: Breaking Dad at Christmas' release date

Bradley and Barney: Breaking Dad at Christmas will air on Christmas Eve at 9 pm on ITV and ITV Hub.

If you're looking for even more festive entertainment, check out our Christmas TV Guide to see even more must-see Christmas crackers.

How long is 'Bradley and Barney: Breaking Dad at Christmas?'

This festive special will be one hour long.

What will Bradley and Barney get up to? 

ITV promises that the father and son duo will be 'up to snow good' in this festive special as the duo take their RV back out on the road. 

This time, the Walsh boys will be pushed to their limits in a series of challenges set in the country of glaciers, volcanoes, and stunning landscapes: Iceland.

Barney Walsh says: "Our family loves Christmas, so, as a special present to dad this year, I'm giving him some challenges on a festive trip to Iceland. If he's not keen on those he's always got the RV. He loves driving that thing. It's going to be great fun."

Bradley Walsh dressed as Santa Claus with his son, Barney.

Bradley will be putting in his best Santa impression this Christmas! (Image credit: ITV/ Hungry Bear Productions)

Those challenges include hitting the slopes on snowboards, cutting down their very own Christmas tree, taking a dip in Iceland's geothermal pools, and will even see Bradley Walsh suiting up as none other than Father Christmas himself!

Bradley added: "Barney knows I hate the cold but I love Christmas, so I had to say yes to a festive road trip around Iceland. I just hope I can find somewhere to roast my chestnuts."

Is there a 'Bradley and Barney: Breaking Dad at Christmas' trailer? 

Yes, ITV has just recently released a hilarious promo for their adventure. In the teaser, we Barney is perched at a grand piano, with Bradley Walsh singing a smooth Christmas classic.

This idyllic scene is ruined pretty quickly, though. Barney blows a horn and summons some vikings who break down the wall to their studio, sweeping Bradley up in their arms and carrying him off before Barney cheekily says "see you in Iceland dad!"

You can watch the trailer below:

A new series of Bradley and Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad will air in 2022. 

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Martin Shore
Staff Writer at WhatToWatch.com

Martin was a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produced a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. Now he works for our sister site Tom's Guide in the same role.

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.