The Accidental Adventurer, Writer & Presenter
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Ben is an adventurer, presenter and writer. He has made numerous documentaries including The Secrets of Scott’s Hut, Dangerous Roads, Swimming With Crocodiles, Make Me A New Face about the facially disfiguring disease, Noma in Ethiopia and Prince William’s Africa, in which Ben followed the young royal on his tour of Botswana.
He has hosted a number of hit shows including eight series of the BBC’s Animal Park. He has also presented Wild in Africa, Wild on the West Coast, Countryfile, One Man and His Dog, and Crufts
In 2005 he rowed the Atlantic with Olympic Gold Medallist James Cracknell. The five part BBC series, Through Hell and High Water, followed their efforts winning an RTS award. In 2009 Ben teamed up with Cracknell once again to race 500 miles on foot across Antarctica to the South Pole, the prime time BBC series, On Thin Ice. Ben’s passion for adventure culminated in three series of the BBC hit, Ben Fogle’s Extreme Dreams, in which he leads ordinary people on extraordinary journeys around the world from the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the desert of Libya.
Ben has written a number of bestselling books including ‘Offshore’, ‘The Teatime Islands’, ‘The Crossing, Race to the Pole’, ‘The Accidental Adventurer’ and ‘The Accidental Naturalist’. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Sunday Times and The New York Times. He writes weekly columns for the Saturday and Sunday Telegraph.
Ben is a Special Correspondent for NBC News, working on the London Olympics for them in 2012. Ben has been busy filming Storm City in 3D for National Geographic and Sky One, Wildman for Channel 5 and Poole Harbour for ITV.
His 5 part adventure series for the BBC/ Lonely Planet, A Year of Adventures is currently showing on BBC Worldwide in India, New Zealand, Australia and Norway and Discovery in UK.
In 2018, Ben summited Mount Everest.