Jason Gardiner to be Alone in the Wild
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 August 2011
Jason Gardiner will be among a group of celebrities forced to survive in some of the world's most dangerous wildernesses for new show 'Alone in the Wild' this autumn
Jason Gardiner will be among a group of celebrities forced to survive in some of the world's most dangerous wildernesses.
The famously acid-tongued 'Dancing On Ice' will be joined by the likes of cricket ace Freddie Flintoff, TV presenter Donal MacIntyre and comedian Joe Pasquale in brand new six-part series 'Alone in the Wild, as they are left alone to find water, food and shelter in the middle of nowhere.
With only their cameras for company, the eight celebrities - also including Chris Ryan, Aron Ralston, Amy Williams and Tanya Streeter - will head off to Botswana, Guyana and Belize to confront their innermost fears.
Despite admitting the experience was an "amazing adventure", Donal explained he is in no rush to return to the wilderness of the South American jungle.
He told BANG Showbiz: "Being alone, hungry and scared for a week was not what I envisaged and I wouldn't be in a hurry to do it again. Having said that it was an amazing adventure and tested me in ways I could not have imagined."
Each of the participants received extensive survival training from local experts to prepare them for the challenge, with show bosses keen to take on a unique "social experience"
Dan Korn, head of programming for Discovery Networks UK and Europe, said: "'Alone in the Wild' is a new survival show that Discovery commissioned to explore how people react to being isolated in solitary and potentially hazardous environments.
"Using well known personalities from different fields; adventurers, sports people, comics and TV presenters gives us a breadth of experiences in this fascinating social experiment."
'Alone in the Wild' will be shown on the Discovery Channel this autumn.