HE spent the Noughties getting soaking wet and covered in mud on rugby pitches.
Now retired England legend Jonny Wilkinson has gone back to roughing it — after joining forces with Bear Grylls.
Retired England Rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson will join forces with Bear Grylls[/caption]
He signed up the former Newcastle Falcons and British and Irish Lions fly-half for the first instalment of the show and the pair filmed together in Devon last weekend.
An insider said: “Jonny signed up to take part in Wild Weekends earlier this year and his stint with Bear was a triumph.
“Jonny’s a hugely interesting character and he and Bear had a huge amount to talk about.
The former Newcastle Falcons star filmed the first instalment of the show in Devon last weekend[/caption]
An insider said Jonny and Bear ‘filmed together in Dartmoor and it was pretty tough out there, given how cold it was’[/caption]
“It was quite emotional at times and really celebrated all that Jonny had achieved during his career.
“Bear knows how to get the best out of people, all while pushing them to their physical and mental limits.
“They filmed together in Dartmoor and it was pretty tough out there, given how cold it was.
“But everyone working on the show was really happy about the result and it was clear Jonny loved every second of being out in the wild with Bear.
The source said: ‘Bear knows how to get the best out of people, all while pushing them to their physical and mental limits’[/caption]
“You’d think some sportsmen might be a bit pampered, but not Jonny. He was ready for anything and game to give everything a go.”
TV host Jonathan Ross also appeared with Bear in the special episode[/caption]
He also went on to film an episode with actor Stephen Fry in 2013 and then had two specials, featuring Hollywood stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Stiller, the following year.
After spending months in lockdown, I can’t remember my last wild weekend — so I am definitely looking forward to this.
Celebs’ last date night
THE Celebs Go Dating finale is tonight – and judging from this happy snap of the romance hopefuls in the mansion spin-off everyone appears a winner.
Sophie Herman, Tom Zanetti, Karim Zeroual, Wayne Linekar, Curtis Prtitchard, Kimberley Hart-Simpson and Chloe Ferry will decide whether to take their relationships into the real world.
The E4 show’s love guru, Anna Williamson, revealed: “We shot literally for 30 days consecutively, 12 hours a day. I mean, that is an intense period of time to be together, all of us.
“But actually, we saw results a lot faster.”
All talk is of Joe and Jem
The show, Conversations With Friends, will star Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn as the male lead, Nick.
Conversations With Friends will star Joe Alwyn — Taylor Swift’s boyfriend[/caption]
Meanwhile, his on-screen wife Melissa will be portrayed by Girls actress Jemma Kirke.
Joe and Jemima will be joined by newcomer Alison Oliver, who plays the narrator, a college student called Frances, and Sasha Lane as her friend and former lover Bobbi.
The characters’ relationships become dangerously intertwined.
No pressure having to follow those two.
Fergie’s time set for film
A NEW documentary on former football manager Sir Alex Ferguson is due to be released in May.
Amazon and Universal are to launch Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In about the iconic ex-Manchester United, Aberdeen and Scotland boss.
A new doc Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In is due to be released in May[/caption]
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It includes stories about his family and upbringing, along with the sporting triumphs and disappointments.
Fergie made the film while recovering from the life-threatening brain haemorrhage he suffered in 2018, when he became aware his memory might go.
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