Jonny Wilkinson has to learn to survive the harsh conditions of Dartmoor land in his new Bear Grylls special, but what do we know about him – who is his wife?
The former rugby star is taught vital survival skills to help navigate this difficult and remote terrain.
He is forced to climb a steep cliff 40 meters and cross ice-cold rivers.
Will he prove to be a survivor?
The episode will air on ITV at 8 p.m. tonight.
And to mark his exciting journey, let’s take a look at the life and times of his Jonny …
How old is Jonny Wilkinson?
Jonny was born on May 25, 1979.
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As of March 2021, he will be 41 years old.
When did he stop playing rugby?
Jonny was a professional rugby player for many years.
He played for Newcastle Falcons and Toulon and represented England and the British and Irish Lions.
As a professional rugby player, he is best known for his drop goal, which secured victory in the last seconds of the 2003 World Cup final against Australia.
Johnny retired from international rugby in 2011, but moved to the French club Toulon.
But Johnny announced that he would retire from the sport all together in 2014.
He said at the time: “II want to focus all my energy on the team and the last two games.
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“It goes without saying that I have to thank an enormous number of people for their support from all over the world, but especially here in France and in England.
“I sincerely thank you all for all you have given me and for making these last 17 years something I will never forget.”
Who is Jonny Wilkinson’s wife?
Jonny married Shelley Jenkins on October 28, 2013.
She is an heiress to a scaffolding company and they were together for eight years at the time of their wedding.
In 2018, they announced that they were expecting their first child together.
Do you have children?
Jonny is said to have a child with Mrs. Shelly.
But both deliberately keep their families out of the spotlight.
And not much else is known about their family life.
What is the name of Jonny Wilkinson’s podcast?
Jonny doesn’t have a podcast series of his own.
However, he was interviewed in The high performance Podcast in its second series.
Here Jonny spoke about his psychological problems and how he has now found peace in both his personal and professional life.
What did Jonny say about mental health?
Jonny has spoken of struggling with both anxiety and depression.
During the conversation with The guard He said of his fear, “When I was younger it was 50:50, half of me loved the game, the other half worried about what would happen if it went wrong.
“And as I got older, that ratio got 70-30, then 85-15, and it left so little room for joy.”
Jonny now incorporates Buddhist principles into his lifestyle and is also fascinated by quantum physics.
In fact, he says, these have helped him become a much happier and more present person.
He said of his new way of thinking, “Quantum physics has helped me realize that I created this destructive reality and that all I had to do to change it was to change the way I did perceived the world.
“I don’t like religious terms, but there is a connection between quantum physics and Buddhism that I got involved with.
“Failing is one thing, but Buddhism tells us that it is up to us how we interpret that failure.”
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