Holly Willoughby and Lee Mack to put celebs through 'death-defying' challenges in new show Wim Hof’s Superstar Survival

HOLLY Willoughby and Lee Mack will put celebs through 'death-defying' challenges on their new show, Wim Hof’s Superstar Survival.

The BBC's brand new entertainment reality show will follow a group of soul-searching celebrities as they embark on an epic adventure of self-improvement.

Over the six episodes, they will face a unique test of mental strength like no other, under the guidance of ‘extreme athlete’ and well-being icon Wim Hof, aka ‘The Iceman’.

The celebrities taking part will be tackling wild and death-defying challenges in Europe’s harshest conditions, for a journey of serious self-discovery in a bid to defeat their demons, from anxiety and insomnia to ongoing health conditions, and they will all need to dig deep to embrace the sub-zero temperatures.

Along the way viewers are promised high drama, jeopardy and plenty of laughs.

Wim Hof’s Superstar Survival will be hosted by Wim superfan, Holly, 40, and comedian Lee, 53.

Holly said of her new gig: "I can’t wait to team up with Lee and Wim on this show.

"Lee is a favourite in our house because he’s so hilariously funny and I’ve been a fan of Wim for a long time – he’s a genius who’s incredibly passionate about helping others.

"This show is going to be brilliantly entertaining and you never know…you may find out some things that could help you along the way too.”

Meanwhile Lee joked: "My passions in life are Wim Hof, watching This Morning in my undies, sub-zero temperatures, looking at celebrities sitting in cold water and free hotels.

"But trying to find a show that combines these has proved tricky. Finally I’ve found one.”

With A-list followers ranging from Tom Cruise to Justin Bieber and Oprah to David Beckham, Wim Hof earnt his nickname after setting world records that defied modern medicine.

These included: running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle barefoot, submerging himself in ice for 1hr52mins and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in just his shorts and shoes. 

"Anything I can do, you can do too"

Wim teaches people from all over the world, from celebrities and professional athletes, to people of all ages, to control their body and mind and achieve extraordinary things.

He said: "I’ve dedicated my life to discovering how to become happier, healthier and stronger, and anything I can do, you can do too. 

"It’s a dream come true to be making this show with the BBC and share what I’ve learnt with millions of people. 

"I am going to show this group of celebrities that the cold is a doorway to their soul and if they use the power of their mind anything is possible.”

In addition to the main series on BBC One, BBC Three will offer viewers a sister show which will delve deeper into the unique challenges the celebrities will face in.

Details of the celebrities taking part and an air date will be confirmed at a later date.

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