FREEZE THE FEAR WITH WIM HOF 'SHELVED' BY BBC AFTER ONE SERIES
The BBC One reality series has reportedly been shelved after one series, with the BBC having no immediate plans for a second run.
The eight-part series, which aired in Spring last year, was hosted by Holly Willoughby and Lee Mack and followed eight celebrities as they give up their warm cosy lives to live in the Italian mountains in sub-zero conditions.
The celebrities who took part in the first series were Patrice Evra, Gabby Logan, Alfie Boe, Tamzin Outhwaite, Owain Wyn Evans, Dianne Buswell, Professor Green and Chelcee Grimes.
A source told The Sun: "Since 2004 Holly has almost exclusively worked for ITV as one of the channel’s most prized presenters. So it was a big deal in the industry that she was hopping over to the BBC and showed she had real confidence in Freeze the Fear being a big success...
"But as it stands there’s been no work done on a second series. This time last year the team were months into pre-production and filming was just two weeks away. Never say never, but as it stands no decision has been made on the future of the show.”
The group of celebrities lived together in a tented village in sub-zero temperatures, surrounded by spectacular, icy scenes of Northern Italy. They were faced with a series of daunting cold challenges designed to push their minds and bodies to the limit, whilst being guided by Wim Hof AKA ‘The Ice Man’.
Freeze The Fear with Wim Hof is available to stream now on BBC iPlayer. TV Zone approached the BBC for comment.