Wim Hof to freeze celebs for new BBC Three adventure series

Extreme athlete Wim Hof, aka The Iceman, will train eight celebrities for a series of physically and mentally draining challenges over six episodes.

The intrepid contestants include musical theatre legend Alfie Boe OBE, singer songwriter Chelcee Grimes, Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Dianne Buswell, sports presenter Gabby Logan MBE, Welsh weatherman-drummer Owain Wyn Evans, former footballer Patrice Evra, rapper Professor Green and actress Tamzin Outhwaite.

BBC Two commissions two travel series from Simon Reeve

As one of the nation's favourite destinations, Cornwall with Simon Reeve will see the presenter explore the county as it emerges from lockdown and investigate its future.

Reeve said: “Events this year have knocked us all for six, and travelling the planet has become a bit tricky. So in these two series we thought it was a good time for me to look back, and also have a look at life closer to home."

BBC Two announces new travel series with Simon Reeve

Simon Reeve (Credit: BBC)

The challenging journey will take place over two series exploring the diverse landscape of the two continents that make up a quarter of the Earth’s land space.

Reeve will start in the icy mountains of Alaska and journey down to the hot plains of Argentina.

The first five-part series follows Reeve as he travels from Alaska down to Costa Rica, with the second series – set to be filmed next year –set to showcase his travels through South America.

During his journey, Reeve delves into areas of the Americas few outsiders, or even locals, get to experience.

Discovery commissions Ed Stafford survival series Left For Dead

Ed Stafford: Left For Dead is the latest survival show from explorer and presenter Ed Stafford.

The new series, which will premiere this autumn, sees Stafford battling extreme environments around the world - think subtropical forests, dry deserts and uninhabited mountains.

Stafford has quite literally been dropped in the wilderness with a camera and no survival kit and has just 10 days to reach human civilisation. With nothing but his wit and will about him, he must rely solely on his survival instincts.