A Blackburn racing legend has opened up the doors to his family home as he stars in a new docu-reality series.

Seven times motorcycle racing world champion and TV’s ‘King of the Jungle’ Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty MBE is the star of a new docu-reality series, Bike Club.

In the 13-part series, with bite-sized episodes lasting 10-15-minutes each, the motorcycle racer and his wife Michaela open the door to their family home.

Thanks to the show, for the first time ever, Britain’s 1.3 million registered motorcyclists can get a unique retrospective insight into the UK’s dynamic motorcycle culture.

Series one of the show is streaming exclusively on new freemium platform MeeTV - with the pilot episode out now, and one new episode of Bike Club streaming every week.

‘Foggy’ is one of the most successful and loved motorbike racers of all time, and following a turbo-charged career in the 1990s which saw him win 59 races in 12 seasons and carve himself a seat at motorsport’s top table, he went on to win ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’ in 2014 and become a household name.

Lancashire Telegraph: Carl Fogarty MBECarl Fogarty MBE (Image: PR Superstar)The first series of Bike Club sees ‘Foggy’ sharing his prized motorbike collection, which includes a fun three wheeled tuk-tuk and his first motorcycle, given to him for his 10th birthday, that was recently restored by the British Motorcycle Museum; as well as him taking to the beer pumps at his local pub pulling a pint of his own locally made ‘Foggy Gold’ ale.

In one of the episodes, ‘Foggy’ fondly recounts how he was brought up around motorbikes thanks to his dad George, who’s now in his eighties, and road raced at the Isle of Man TT in the 1970s.

Foggy’s wife Michaela said: “I wasn’t sure about opening up our lives at first, but this is exactly how our lives are and I'm really proud of that.”

Carl added: “The result of Bike Club is that you see me and Michaela as we are with each other every day - bickering and bantering.

"Welcome to the mad world of the ‘Foggy’ household!”

Bike Club also spotlights key members of the biking community, including Mark Wilsmore, owner of the world-famous Ace Cafe in North West London, a transport café since 1938 and a hangout for bikers, rockers and petrolheads.

Also in the series, Brazilian pro rider Sabrina Paiuta attempts to get her European race licence and clocks up death-defying speeds on the Brands Hatch motor racing circuit in Kent.

Lancashire Telegraph: Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty MBE and his wife Michaela are the stars of MeeTV’s brand new series, Bike Club Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty MBE and his wife Michaela are the stars of MeeTV’s brand new series, Bike Club (Image: PR Superstar)The show is one of the first productions by MeeTV, a new and free indie streaming platform showcasing emerging and curated talent.

MeeTV founder and chief executive, Mat E Smith, said: “Bike Club lifts the lid on the UK’s coolest counterculture without relying on the posing and posturing usually associated with the scene.

“While I travel the UK under the premise of fixing up my own bike, biking royalty Carl and for the first time on-screen, his wife Michaela, share what life is like after surviving one of the most dangerous sports in the world.”

Neil Bramwell, Foggy’s manager, said: “Carl and Michaela are usually very private people so when MeeTV asked about filming them, we all had to sit down and think about it.

“Mat captures them perfectly as a couple and shows how they are together, and you can see the same with everyone in the series.

“Capturing people and life today as a document for tomorrow is very clever and the mundane of a normal day is made up of lovely moments.

“If Mat stopped filming and staged all his shots like most production companies do, he wouldn’t get the light in everyone's life that makes us all want to get out of bed every day."

For further details about Bike Club and to watch, visit meetv.net

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