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Dom Joly: I visited Chernobyl as a dark tourist

The success of Sky Atlantic drama Chernobyl has led to a rise in the number of tourists visiting the Ukrainian power plant.

Trips to the site have been popular for years, but there are reports that tour agencies are seeing a 40% rise in bookings because of the TV series.

Comedian and author Dom Joly is a self-confessed dark tourist who has visited Chernobyl.

Dark tourism is where people visit sites of death, tragedy and destruction.

Speaking to 5 Live’s Sarah Brett, Joly said visiting the site was a way of “touching history".

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