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Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Bear’s Mission with Gareth Southgate

Global Adventurer Bear Grylls will take on the wild with England football manager Gareth Southgate for an ITV special, Bear's Mission with Gareth Southgate.

The leader of the Three Lions squad and former Premier League player - who guided England to the World Cup semi-finals this year - will swap the football field for some of the UK's toughest terrain, to tackle the ultimate challenge, as he joins Bear on a mission across some of the country's most rugged, unspoilt moorlands. 

Bear's mission will test Gareth's composure and poise under pressure, as they battle the wilderness together. 

Gareth Southgate said: "Ahead of the 2018 World Cup campaign, we took the England squad to the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre for a weekend of military training in the wilderness. It was hugely beneficial for the team and something I was keen to repeat. Bear's mission has not disappointed by presenting me with some great physical and mental challenges over the past few days."

Bear Grylls said: "Gareth's shown incredible strength in his life becoming England manager and our mission together certainly challenged him on so many levels. The wild always rewards commitment and courage, and Gareth has both of these qualities in spades. It was an honour getting to know this great national hero on this journey together."

David Harrison, Executive Producer for betty, added: "We were all transfixed watching the super-professional, unflappable Gareth Southgate in action during the World Cup, and we're delighted we had the opportunity to take Gareth out of his comfort zone and see a whole new side to the England manager." 

This programme follows on from other specials including Bear's Mission with Anthony Joshua. 

Thu 20 Dec 2018
9.00pm - 10.00pm

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