When he’s not jetting across the world to tackle some of nature’s harshest conditions, the 44-year-old survival expert can be found with his family on a remote island off the coast of Wales, living a life you can only imagine is the real-life equivalent of The Wild Thornberrys (minus the talking animals).
He was able to correspond from a mountain in Switzerland in what could possibly be the most Bear Grylls-esque setting for an interview you could imagine.
How to Get Rich Quick
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Group 1 (Earning circa £100,000 salaries)
1. Dr. James Gill, 33, GP and lecturer from Warwickshire
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Armed with some survival training, the clothes they stand in, filming equipment, medical supplies, some basic tools and fishing equipment and enough water for 24 hours, the islanders will be forced to fend for themselves in the outdoors as they face dehydration, hunger and severe weather conditions during storm season.
The six-part series will have a new twist as two groups from different generations will be dropped on a pair of neighbouring islands without the knowledge of the other.
For two weeks the celebs will give up the comforts of their showbiz lives, say goodbye to their family and friends and make a remote, uninhabited island their home.
Armed with nothing but the clothes on their back, some basic tools medical supplies, and the minimum of fresh water, they will be fighting for their very survival.
Back in Time for Christmas
As his marital problems continue, the doc (Martin Clunes) decides to move out to give his wife Louisa (Caroline Catz) some space.
Cue Mrs Tishell (Selina Cadell), the doctor-loving pharmacist, and her mission to become Dr Ellingham’s new right-hand woman.
If you’ve ever fantasised about throwing away your phone and disappearing without leaving a digital footprint, look away now.
Channel 4’s new series Hunted is set to explore what it’s like to stay concealed in a society where being monitored is a daily reality and questions whether we ever truly can run away from 24/7 surveillance.
Part-documentary and part-thriller, this brand new format sees 14 ordinary participants on the run to evade capture from expert Hunters. Can they escape detection, avoid CCTV and even social media?