A NEW ITV series featuring the Queen's cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten and his husband, James Coyle, will show them visiting the Isle of Wight during Cowes Week 2021.

Organised at short notice with the help of the Island’s new film office, Filmwight, the Keeping Up with the Aristocrats crew was found hotel accommodation, and were transported around by Island film officer, Dave Russell.

The Island has strong links to the Mountbatten family, as Lord Ivar's great uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten, was Governor of the Isle of Wight.

The Island is set to feature in episode two, but in the first episode, Lord Ivar Mountbatten and his husband risk their reputation, and that of Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, by hosting their first ever pop-up restaurant at their stately home of Bridwell.

But with tickets costing a whopping £165 per head, can the Mountbattens satisfy the appetite of 50 fine diners?

In the light-hearted, eye-opening series, four of Britain’s most prominent aristocratic dynasties have given cameras exclusive access to reveal what really goes on behind their closed doors, over one summer’s social season.

The series looks at how cost cutting is part of everyday life for the often asset-rich, cash-strapped aristocrats.

At Bridwell House, in Devon, Lord Ivar cleans his 100 windows, preferring to do the work himself rather than spend money on a professional.

Upkeep on the property sets him back £100,000 a year.

Isle of Wight County Press: The crew filming on the Island.The crew filming on the Island.

Series producer, Kay Green, said filming on the Island was fabulous.

“The Island was chock-full of visitors but simple to get around and never felt too crowded.

"There were incredible views out to sea and it was a beautiful but relaxed place to film in.

"Dave, from Filmwight, met us at the ferry with his large people carrier and was super helpful ferrying the crew and contributors around the Island all day."

The show is due for transmission on Monday, January 17, at 9pm on ITV1.