Freeze the Fear: What’s Holly Willoughby’s Daring New Game Show and Who’s On It?






Eve Crosbie




Holly Willoughby teamed up with comedian Lee Mac to present Freezing fear with Wim Hof, a new game show that sees a group of daring celebrities take on a series of sub-zero challenges.


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Before the launch of the show BBC One Tuesday night, find out everything you need to know about the series – including the famous faces who are on it – here…


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WATCH: Holly Willoughby hosts the BBC Freeze Fear with Wim Hof


What is Freeze the Fear with Wim Hof?


As the title suggests, Dutch motivational speaker and extreme athlete Wim Hof ​​(nicknamed “The Ice Man” for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures) will show eight celebrities the secret to beating the freeze.



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The new show sees Wim Hof ​​share his secrets on how to withstand freezing temperatures


The six-part show will see the stars take on challenges that “will test them to their limits, both physically and mentally.” Each week they will complete various challenges, which gradually become more daring as the series progresses.


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In the first episode, the stars will first plunge into an icy lake before rappelling down a mountain slope to settle in a tent village on the cold slopes of the Italian Alps.


Who is participating in Freeze the Fear with Wim Hof?


The series will see eight well-known faces from TV, music and sports are pushing their limitsall in the name of entertainment, including Come dance strictly professional dancer Diane Buswell, rapper Professor Green, sports presenter Gaby Logan and formerEastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite.



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Eight well-known stars take part in the series


They will be joined by actor and tenor Alfie Boe, former Manchester United star Patrice Evra, presenter and weatherman Owain Wyn Evans and songwriter and footballer Chelcee Grimes.


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How is Holly Willoughby’s husband related to Freeze the Fear with Wim Hof?


Viewers will be surprised to learn that Holly’s husband, Dan Baudouin, has a behind-the-scenes role on the new show. Dan, whom Holly married in 2009, is managing director of Hungry Bear Media, the production company that brought the show to life.



Freeze the Fear: Everything you need to know about Holly Willoughby's bold new game show


Holly Willoughby’s husband has a behind-the-scenes role in the new show


The father-of-three has worked on many programs over the years, including Celebrity juice, through the keyhole and ministry of chaos the latter being the show where Dan and Holly first met.


How many episodes of Freeze the Fear starring Wim Hof ​​are there?


Freeze Fear with Wim Hof will start the Tuesday, April 12 at 9 p.m. on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. There will be six one-hour episodes in total, airing weekly at the same time.


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