Ben Fogle has climbed Mount Everest, rowed the Atlantic, trekked the Antarctic and run across the Sahara Desert. And yet when I mention to people that I am interviewing him for his latest TV show, Ben Fogle: Inside Chernobyl, I am greeted with sniggers of derision. “Can’t wait to see Gemma Collins on the Fukushima disaster next year,” one friend texted, while Twitter was ablaze with mickey-taking. One journalist compared it to Alan Partridge’s famous Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank, while another user went viral after suggesting it was only commissioned because it rhymed, leading to thousands of others pitching their own shows (“Tiananmen Square with Lionel Blair”).
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