Ben Fogle is set to star in his new series New Lives In The Wild on Channel 5, but who is he, does he have children and how many?
The popular British television presenter and adventurer is back to yet another series exploring everyday people who have swapped modern life for one in the wild.
But here is an exploration of his life!
How did Ben Fogle get famous?
Ben Fogle is a British broadcaster who first became famous when he appeared on the BBC reality series Castaway 2000.
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In this seminal 2000 series, thirty-six participants lived on the remote Scottish island of Taransay for a year.
While Ben easily turned out to be a breakout star and was heavily represented throughout the show.
This led to a number of media work opportunities and from 2001 he appeared on Countryfile.
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Other appearances include hosting the Crufts show for dog breeds, Extreme Dreams with Ben Fogle on BBC Two and Animal Park on BBC One and Two.
Since 2011 he has hosted New Lives In The Wild on channel 5. Since 2013 he has also hosted Animal Clinic on channel 5, replacing the shameful Rolf Harris.
Does Ben come from a famous family?
Ben’s parents are both known in their chosen fields. His mother Julia Fogle, now 77, is an actress who has appeared on television, films, and on stage. Her last film is Dolly Godfrey in the 2016 version of Dad’s Army.
While Ben’s father Bruce Fogle (76) is a famous veterinarian. He has written many books on animal care and is a co-founder of the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity.
He is a regular contributor to Jeremy Vine and Jimmy Young’s radio shows.
Is Ben Fogle married and how many children do they have?
Ben married his wife Marina in 2006. Their first child, son Ludovic, was born in 2009. And their daughter Iona was born in 2011.
The couple suffered a tragic loss in 2014 when their younger son was stillborn at 32 weeks.
Ben Fogle stabbed
Ben says his drink was moved to a pub in Gloucestershire one evening in 2013. It caused a psychotic episode and he spent the night in the hospital. He tweeted about the incident at the time.
Last year he found out about the ordeal. On Instagram, he described the event as the scariest experience of his life – and his disappointment at being trolled after sharing his story.
In fact, he stated, “I have spent weeks undergoing psychological and medical tests to make sure they were not caused by illness itself.
“Several doctors concluded that it was indeed an external drug that had caused the psychosis, and yet there was no accusation, just suspicion of why and how I had been transferred.”
Where’s the latest Ben Fogle New Lives In The Wild series?
Ben’s new series starts on Tuesday, January 5th at 9 p.m. Past episodes can also be streamed on My5.
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