Ben Fogle to battle sharks in 3,000-mile Atlantic swim

Ruth Doherty


Adventurer and TV star Ben Fogle is set to face icebergs and sharks in a 3,000-mile swim across the Atlantic Ocean.

The presenter will also battle feelings of "solitude and loneliness" during the 100-day journey from America to Cornwall, which he is undertaking to raise money for homeless charity Centrepoint.

According to the Metro, the 38-year-old said: 'It's something I've always dreamed of doing but I never knew if it was possible or not.

'It's a massive challenge, easily the biggest thing I've ever done. I'm not a particularly competent or confident swimmer but I love the ocean and I love a big challenge. It genuinely is into the realm of the unknown.


He added: "It does scare me because I really don't know what is going to happen.

"Solitude and loneliness will be the biggest obstacles. Psychologically it will be very hard.

"Then of course there is the physical damage on the shoulders and the arms, salt burn, icebergs, sharks - all of those things are factors as well."

Ben will have to spend up to 12 hours a day in the water, swimming the equivalent of the Channel, to make it in his target of 100 days

Maybe he should have a quick chat with David Walliams before he sets off...

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