TV star Christopher Ellison, who played DI Burnside in ITV's The Bill, has launched Fiat's new ‘Bravo Challenge' – a 48-hour ‘go anywhere' car adventure.

The actor, who has also appeared in other major TV series including Eastenders, Casualty, Bergerac and The Sweeney, kicked off Fiat's exciting touring initiative with a dream drive to the island of Mull in the Western Isles of Scotland in a stunning new Bravo 1.6 MultiJet Eco, which has just gone on sale in the UK.

Christopher is the first in a line of celebrities and lifestyle journalists who will be taking part in the two-day ‘Bravo Challenge', an invitation-only initiative designed to show just how good the mid-size hatchback is on the open road. It's linked to Fiat Group Automobiles UK's successful 48-hour test drive offer to potential customers.

Leaving from Glasgow Airport, Christopher headed straight for the fresh air and scenery of Oban for an overnight stay before taking the ferry to Mull the following morning.

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"We had a fantastic weekend – good weather, friendly locals, great fish and chips, and a brilliant car!" says Christopher. "The Bravo was a pleasure to drive – the combination of style, safety and first-class build quality makes it the perfect family motor.

"I have never been to Scotland and, being a keen nature lover, I was blown away by the fantastic scenery and wildlife Mull had to offer – my high point was being surrounded by dolphins while on the ferry between the Isles of Mull and Iona."