Ben Fogle Biography
Benjamin Fogle is an English broadcaster and writer, best known for his presenting roles with British television Channels, channel 5, BBC and ITV. Ben Fogle was born on Nov 3, 1973, in Westminster, United Kingdom. His father name is Bruce Fogle while his mother name is Julia Foster.
|Ben Fogle Biography|
|Real Name:||Benjamin Myer Fogle
|Height: ||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||72 kg (159 lbs)
|Birth Date: ||03-11-1973|
|Birth Place:||Westminster, United Kingdom
|Zodiac Sign: ||Scorpio|
|Favorite Color: ||White|
|Favorite Animal Pet: ||Dog|
Ben Fogle Early life
Fogle is the son of an English actress Julia Foster and the Canadian expatriate veterinarian Bruce Fogle. He educated at two independent schools: The Hall School, Hampstead in London, and Bryanston School in Blanford Forum, Dorset, followed by the University of Portsmouth and the University of Costa Rica. Fogle became a Midshipman in the Royal Naval Reserve, serving as a URNU officer on HMS Blazer.
Ben Fogle Career
Fogle first got the attention of the public when he participated in the BBC reality show named as Castaway 2000, which followed a group of thirty-six people marooned on the Scottish Island of Taransay for a year, starting 1st Jan 2000. This was the social experiment aimed at creating a fully self-sufficient community within the year.
Fogle is the presenter of the television who worked for the BBC, Channel 5, Sky, ITV, Discovery and National Geographic Channels in the UK. He has hosted Crufts, One man, and his dog, Countryfile, animal park. Wild in Africa. He also remained part of the film about the facial deforming disease Noma for a BBC Two documentary Make Me a new Face which followed the work of the charity facing Africa and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Fogle has produced films about naval history and the Royal National Lifeboat Institute for the History channel and followed Pr5rd and followed Princess William and Harry on their first joint Royal Tour in Botswana and made an exclusive documentary called Prince William’s Africa. He has become a special correspondent for NBC News in the US.
Fogle appeared on the program Countryfile with John Craven from 2001 to 2008, during which he reported on some UK rural pastimes. He joined again the program in 2014.
Since the year of 2013, Fogle has presented two series of Harbour Lives, a documentary series on ITV. In the year of 2014, Fogle joined the presenting team on ITV series Countrywise with Liz Bonnin and Paul which focuses on the best of the British coast and country.
In 2013, Fogle gave a presentation for a new show on the channel 5, called as Ben Fogle: New lives in the Wild, which saw him follow the stories of the people living in a wild and isolated from the society. Additionally, Fogle took over as host of Animal Clinic on channel 5, replacing Rolf Harris.
Ben Fogle Success and Fame
Fogle was the firsts to cross the line in the pairs division of the 2005-2006 Atlantic Rowing Race in “Spirit of EDF Energy,” partnered by Olympic rower James Cracknell. While competing in the 3000-mile race, the pair had their boat fully capsized by huge waves. In 2007, BBC series that followed the pair, Through Hell And High Water, won a Royal Television Society Award.
Ben has also completed the six-day Marathon des Sables for the World Wide Fund for nature across 160 miles of the Sahara desert and the Safaricom Marathon in Kenya for the Tusk Trust, with Longleat Safari Park keeper Ryan Hockley. He has also completed the Bupa Great North Run in 1 hour 33 minutes, the London Marathon and the Royal Parks Half Marathon.
In Oct 2009, Ben Fogle and Cracknell cycled a rickshaw 423 miles from the Edinburgh to London non-stop. They took sixty hours to reach the capital, raising money for SSAFA. The event filmed as part of The Pride Britain awards. Both planned to take part in the infamous Tour Divide race in 2010, a 3,000 miles mountain bike race across the Rocky Mountains. The race was put on hold after Cracknell received life-threatening injuries after being knocked from his bicycle in America while training.
In 2011, Fogle made a film for the new series A year of Adventures with Lonely Planet and the BBC Worldwide in which he travels the world in the pursuit of the ultimate adventure, from solo skydiving in Australia flying in a cold war fighter jet in the Czech Republic. During the series, he swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco and dived between the tectonic plates of North America and Europe in Iceland.
In 2013, he and Cracknell teamed up again for their third and final expedition across the Empty-quarter of Oman for a new BBC Two series.
Ben Fogle Writing
Fogle has written six books. He wrote Offshore in 2006, published by Penguin Boks, in which he traveled around Britain in search of an island for his own.
In 2016, he wrote Land Rover which is the story of a car that conquered the world. It published.
Fogle also writes a weekly Country Diary for the Sunday Telegraph and is a regular columnist for the Daily Telegraph. And travel writer for The Independent and has also contributed to the Evening Standard, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and Glamour magazine. He is also guest director of Cheltenham Literary Festival and a regular at the Hay-on-Wye festival.
Ben Fogle Personal life
In 2006, Fogle married Maria Hunt from Austria whom Ben met while walking his black Labrador Retriever, Inca, in London’s Hyde Park. Their first child, a boy, named as Ludovic Herbert who was born in 2009 while their second child, a girl named Lona, was born in 2011.
Ben Fogle Facts
Fogle was awarded an honorary ‘doctorate of letters’ by the University of Portsmouth in 2007.
His waxwork recently unveiled at Madame Tussauds. He awarded of freedom of the city of London in 2013.
In Feb 2013, BBC Newsbeat published an article stating that he had claimed that his drunk had spiked at the pub in Gloucestershire. He described the effects as making him try to jump out of a window. And also as a result, he spent the night in the hospital.
Ben Fogle is the president of the campaign for national parks. He is also an ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund. Alongside historian Philippa Gregory, he is also a patron of the UK Chagos Supporters Association.