Craig Sawyer

You don’t start a new year much better than getting the opportunity to film on Necker, Richard Branson’s private exclusive island in the British Virgin Islands!

Gatwick to Antigua, Antigua on a light aircraft to Beef Island, and a speed boat to Necker – arriving 1 minute ahead of our estimated arrival time.

Once on the island, it wasn’t all work work work! There was a chance to paddle board across for lunch with Richard at his home on Moskito Island followed by a game of tennis. To wrap it off, Simon Cowell popped by for tea.

We can’t say too much about the project just yet, but what we can tell you is Necker is a tiny piece of heaven on earth! We are honoured to be one of the very few people to have experienced staying here – along with Kate Winslet, Princess Diana, Kate Moss, Mariah Carey and Barack Obama to name but a few.

Right. Back to Southwater via New York. And reality.