For some, driving remains an impossible dream. Try as they might, they just cannot pass their test. Every year, 17,000 people sit their test for the seventh time … and there are learners out there who have failed more than twenty times!
Now, in an entertaining and feelgood new format for ITV, these poor Undriveables are thrown a lifeline: they will be paired with some of Britain’s top driving instructors, who each want to prove that they can succeed where other instructors have failed.
Some of Britain's worst learner drivers are paired with leading instructors to see if they can finally pass their test. Keeley from Essex has failed nine times over 21 years, and now the 40-year-old is hoping to get her licence with the help of former policeman Simon. However, she's quickly overwhelmed by the chaos of London's roads as she encounters narrow lanes, hectic roundabouts and heavy traffic. Meanwhile, super-instructor Ursula tutors retired teacher Malcolm, 65, who struggles to avoid steering into parked cars.
Two more of Britain's worst learner drivers are paired with leading instructors to see if they can finally obtain their licences. Lenique is a designer who has already failed her test nine times and struggles to control her road rage, while Kamilla, an executive PA, must learn to stop panicking in heavy traffic. After five days of tuition, will they finally be able to ditch their L-plates?
Instructor Paul tutors 28-year-old professional matchmaker Siobhan, who must learn to improve her concentration behind the wheel. Taking her out on the roads at night seems to do the trick, but he's still concerned about her general standard of driving and has just five days to get her into shape for the test. Meanwhile, Ursula helps single father Anson, 47, who's a master on two wheels but hopeless on four. He would love to swap his motorbike for a car, but has problems mastering the clutch.
A woman who hates going above 30mph tries to get up to speed, while a man with spatial awareness issues struggles to get a feel of the width of his car. After five days of intensive tuition with some of the nation's best instructors, they take their driving tests, hoping to finally lose their L-plates.
A train conductor who is proving too indecisive on the road and a woman who is still struggling to get to grips with reverse parking after failing her test four times are paired with leading instructors for a week of intensive tuition. Will they finally be able to pass with flying colours and remove their L plates?
Two of the nation's best instructors help a learner who longs to be a white-van man but struggles to make decisions, and a female sumo-wrestling champion with steering problems. After a period of intensive tuition, the pair take their driving tests, hoping to finally lose their L-plates.