Ben’s walk on the wild side

File photo dated 22/05/15 of adventurer Ben Fogle, who has embarked on an expedition to hunt for great white sharks in UK waters, using the carcass of a 30ft whale as bait. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday August 21, 2015. The investigation will reveal the hidden creatures lurking in British seas for an upcoming ITV documentary fronted by the presenter. It is believed to be the first whale-fall experiment to take place in the UK, recreating what happens when a whale drops to the bottom of the ocean once it dies. See PA story SHOWBIZ Shark. Photo credit should read: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire
File photo dated 22/05/15 of adventurer Ben Fogle, who has embarked on an expedition to hunt for great white sharks in UK waters, using the carcass of a 30ft whale as bait. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday August 21, 2015. The investigation will reveal the hidden creatures lurking in British seas for an upcoming ITV documentary fronted by the presenter. It is believed to be the first whale-fall experiment to take place in the UK, recreating what happens when a whale drops to the bottom of the ocean once it dies. See PA story SHOWBIZ Shark. Photo credit should read: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

TV adventurer Ben Fogle has undertaken some of the most physically and mentally demanding challenges known to man.

He has ...

lRaced the Marathon des Sables - dubbed the ‘toughest footrace on Earth’ – which crosses the Sahara.

lRowed across the Atlantic Ocean

lReached the South Pole on foot

lCrossed the Empty Quarter

lAnd he has lived in the wilds of some of the most inhospitable environments. All of which, comes despite being a self-confessed urbanite

Now the adventuring presenter and best-selling author is on a new challenge; his first-ever major solo theatre tour across the UK recounting how he was drawn to, and became so enamoured by, a life in the wild.

His ‘audience with…’ style lecture show, Call of the Wild, is in association with Rohan and Garmin UK

Speaking ahead of the tour, Ben said: “This is the first time I have ever done anything like this.

“ I have done talks before but this is more sharing my life and adventures with the audience.”

“It is the story of how I got to where I am today and of how someone who grew up in London ended up working in the furthest, wildest corners of the world and how it’s made me the person that I am.

“It will be really nice to actually go and meet people and hopefully leave them feeling inspired. That’s the idea. I am nervous about doing live shows to thousands of people at all those different venues but if you don’t have any nerves, something is wrong.”

Call of the Wild arrives at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax, on Thursday, October 15 and at the Leeds University Union on Friday, 16 October.

To book tickets for Halifax, contact the Victoria Theatre Box Office on 01422 351158 or visit www.Calderdale.gov.uk/Victoria

To book tickets for Leeds, visit www.leedstickets.com