Ben Fogle has spent a week inside the “eerie and wretched” Chernobyl exclusion zone, 35 years after the power plant exploded causing the world’s worst nuclear accident. The former Castaway star is no stranger to inhospitable terrain – he has previously rowed the Atlantic, climbed Everest and trekked across both the Sahara and Antarctica for TV projects. But for his latest documentary, the danger was like nothing he had encountered before. After months of negotiations with the Ukranian authorities, he was granted access to the control room of the doomed reactor number 4 – the very spot where the devastating mistakes were made.
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