The BBC has announced which celebrities will be taking part in the new entertainment series hosted by Holly Willoughby and Lee Mack.
Freeze the Fear with Wim Hof sees eight celebrities embark on a once-in-a-lifetime epic adventure, under the training of extreme athlete Wim Hof, aka ‘The Iceman.’ The six-part series follows the group as they undertake a series of challenges that will test them to their limits, both physically and mentally.
The celebrities taking part are musical theatre legend Alfie Boe, singer/songwriter, TV presenter and footballer, Chelcee Grimes, Strictly professional dancer Dianne Buswell, sports TV presenter and former international rhythmic gymnast Gabby Logan MBE, Welsh weatherman Owain Wyn Evans, former professional footballer Patrice Evra, rapper and mental health advocate Professor Green and actress Tamzin Outhwaite.
The group will be living together in a tented village in sub-zero temperatures, surrounded by spectacular, icy scenes of Northern Italy. Each week will see them take on challenges, which gradually become more daring as the series progresses.
Extreme athlete Wim Hof will be supervising the celebrities and guiding them through his series of radical challenges. Under his encouragement, the celebrities will reap the rewards of cold-water therapy and face a unique test of mental strength like no other.
Wim, ‘The Iceman’, has dedicated his life to showing others that they can achieve things they thought were impossible, by controlling his mind and body when running a half marathon above the Arctic circle barefoot, submerging himself in ice for 1hr 52 mins and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in just his shorts and shoes. He has been teaching the benefits of cold-water therapy for decades, with a huge following including A-listers and athletes around the world.
The series will be hosted by Wim Hof superfan Holly Willoughby and comedian Lee Mack, it is like nothing seen before and promises genuine reality, high drama, jeopardy, and plenty of laughs along the way.
A BBC Three spin-off show will accompany the BBC One series, with hosts for the sister show and further broadcast information announced in due course.
Freeze the Fear with Wim Hof will air this spring on BBC One