TV adventurer Ben Fogle ‘nervous’ about his live stage shows

Ben Fogle will present Call of the Wild at Lynn Corn Exchange next month
Ben Fogle will present Call of the Wild at Lynn Corn Exchange next month
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TV adventurer Ben Fogle is undertaking a new challenge with his first-ever major solo theatre tour – and Lynn Corn Exchange is one of the venues.

Speaking ahead of the tour, Ben said: “This is the first time I have done anything like this. I have done talks before but this is more sharing my life and adventures with the audience.

“It is the story of how I got to where I am today and of how someone who grew up in London ended up working in the furthest, wildest corners of the world and how it’s made me the person that I am.

“It will be really nice to go and meet people and hopefully leave them feeling inspired.

“That’s the idea. I am nervous about doing live shows to thousands of people at all those different venues but if you don’t have nerves, something is wrong.”

TV adventurer Fogle has been involved in some of the most physically and mentally demanding challenges known to man; he has raced the Marathon des Sables - dubbed the ‘toughest footrace on Earth’ – which crosses the Sahara where temperatures can exceed 50°C; he has rowed across the Atlantic Ocean; he has reached the South Pole on foot; he has crossed the Empty Quarter; and he has lived in the wilds of some of the most inhospitable environments. All of which, comes despite being a self-confessed urbanite.

He has presented numerous hit programmes on the BBC, ITV and Channel 5 including New Lives in the Wild, Extreme Dreams and Through Hell and High Water. He has written six Sunday Times bestseller books and is an ambassador for WWF, Medecins Sans Frontier, Tusk, Centrepoint and the Princes Trust, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and patron of The Royal Parks Foundation.

But now on stages across the UK he will recount how he was drawn to, and became so enamoured by, a life in the wild with his brand new ‘Audience With…’ style lecture show, Call of the Wild, presented by Speakers from the Edge, in association with Rohan and Garmin.

Call of the Wild is at Lynn Corn Exchange on Monday, October 19. Tickets £23.50 (£21.50); to book call the box office on 01553 764864 or visit www.kingslynn