71 Degrees North - Netflix
Kate Thornton and Gethin Jones present a brand new adventure reality series in which 10 celebrities go on a spectacular and challenging race deep into the Arctic Circle. The stars taking part are Shane Richie, Andrew Castle, Gavin Henson, Michelle Mone, Susie Amy, Diarmuid Gavin, Lauren Socha, Konnie Huq, Marcus Patric and Joe Absolom. Their journey begins with an action-packed dog sled race to win a night in the warm. Then they face a mid-winter swim in the icy waters of a Norwegian fjord - wearing just swimsuits. Each week the group must vote for one person to leave the expedition. Who has what it takes to survive the extreme conditions and make it to the end of the trek?
Runtime: 60 minutes
71 Degrees North - Rav Wilding - Netflix
Rav Wilding (born 16 October 1977) is a British television presenter, whose former professions include security guard at Harrods, soldier, police officer and from June 2004 to December 2011 was a presenter on Crimewatch. He has presented Crimewatch Roadshow since 2009.
71 Degrees North - Military and police career - Netflix
After secondary school, he took an apprenticeship in construction before joining the British Army at seventeen. Wilding served in the 5th airborne brigade in the specialist air defence unit “P-Troop”, an elite unit within the British army often referred to as a “feeder unit” to the Special forces. After sustaining a serious leg break, Wilding was forced to leave the Army after only 4 years. Upon leaving the army in 1999, Wilding started working at Harrods in Knightsbridge as part of the security team. After approximately nine months at Harrods, Wilding's application to join the Metropolitan Police Service was accepted and he started training school. Wilding joined the Service on the 22nd May 2000 and was posted to Peckham in South London. While based at Peckham in Southwark, he was involved in the high-profile police investigation surrounding the death of Damilola Taylor. Wilding was part of a specialist unit specifically created in the aftermath of the murder where he worked on the tough North Peckham Estate where Taylor was killed. After two years as a policeman, he responded to an advert for people to partake in a jungle adventure, to live for three months in an Australian rain forest for a new television programme on Channel 4 called Eden. After numerous auditions and around 50,000 applicants Wilding was picked for the programme and flew out to New South Wales. After three months in the jungle, Wilding returned to Britain and went back to work in the police but this time in to the CID. Working within CID, Wilding was posted to units focusing on robbery, burglary and major investigations as well as a long spell working on a Sapphire unit dealing with rape and sexual assault allegations. He was eventually selected for Detective training and became a Detective Constable for the last six years of his service. Wilding worked on many high-profile cases that appeared at the Old Bailey.
71 Degrees North - References - Netflix