Adventurer Ben Fogle gets a taste of extreme escapism in this brand new series meeting those who have turned their backs on the daily grind. Each week, Ben spends time in one of the world's most remote locations, meeting the people who now inhabit these inhospitable corners of the planet after leaving their ordinary lives behind. Our intrepid guide also wonders whether these extraordinary individuals and their incredible experiences might tempt him to move his own family out of London and away from the comforts of the city. Is it daring or downright crazy? Ben wants to discover the truth about life in tough, harsh conditions, where doing battle with Mother Nature is a daily reality.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild - Liz Bonnin - Netflix
Elizabeth Bonnin (born 16 September 1970) is an Irish science, wildlife and natural history presenter, who has worked on television in both Ireland and the United Kingdom. She is also a biochemist and Wild Animal Biologist. She presented music shows RI:SE and Top of the Pops in the early 2000s. She is best known for presenting wildlife and science programmes including Galapagos, How the Earth Works, Animals in Love, Stargazing Live, Big Blue Live, Cats v Dogs: Which is Best? and Should We Close Our Zoos?. She co-presented the BBC factual series Bang Goes the Theory from 2009 until 2014 and since 2013, has co-presented Countrywise for ITV.
Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild - Personal life - Netflix
Bonnin grew up with her older sister Benni, while she said that “I was extremely close to my granny, who passed away in 2003.” She has moved back to London and said in 2015, “It's a big culture shock when I come back to London after a month away in somewhere like Botswana. I love walking in Hyde Park or Kensington Gardens just to look at the trees and breathe a little before adjusting to life back in the big city.” Bonnin is a role model for EDF Energy's Pretty Curious programme, which is aimed at encouraging teenage girls to study science-based subjects at school. She has said in a 2016 interview, “FHM offered me a spread but I said no.”
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