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Can Gareth Southgate survive the wild?

Can Gareth Southgate survive the wild?

Forget Russia 2018! The England manager will be tested like never before on ITV’s Bear’s Mission With Gareth Southgate

Nail-biting World Cup matches will seem like a doddle when Southgate braves the elements in this one-off special…

Bear’s Mission With Gareth Southgate, Thursday 20 December, 9pm, ITV/HD (CH 103/113). Also available for 7 days in Catch Up > Channels > ITV Hub

You can forget the Strictly special, Mrs. Brown’s Boys, and the Queen’s speech. The one piece of television you simply can’t afford to miss this Christmas will be Gareth Southgate’s attempt to survive the wild with Bear Grylls.


Yes, you heard that right! After putting boxer Anthony Joshua through his paces last year, survival expert Grylls will be taking Southgate into deepest, darkest Dartmoor to see if the England gaffer can endure 24 gruelling hours of thrills, spills and – most likely – bad food.

Whether it’s leaping from a helicopter, dangling over a rocky gorge, or abseiling down a cliff face, the former footballer will be put through his paces like never before in this one-off ITV special.


Southgate is known for staying calm under pressure (did you watch England’s World Cup match against Colombia?) but can he endure the rough and tumble of the great outdoors?


Here’s hoping Southgate does okay, because England have got some pretty important games coming up in 2019! Find out more about the man himself below...


Bear’s Mission With Gareth Southgate

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