A brand new series is airing on BBC One tonight with a group of celebrities performing challenges in sub-zero temperatures set by 'The Ice Man' Wim Hof. 

Eight celebs will give up their home comforts and face a series of cold challenges in Northern Italy.

Record-breaking Dutchman Wim Hof will guide the contestants through pushing their bodies to the limits. 

Hof, ‘The Ice Man’, has dedicated his life to showing others that they can achieve things they thought were impossible, by controlling his mind and body when running a half marathon above the Arctic circle barefoot, submerging himself in ice for 1hr 52 mins and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in just his shorts and shoes

The series will be presented by Holly Willoughby and Lee Mac.

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What to expect in episode 1 of BBC's Freeze The Fear


The first challenge but by no means an easy start. The celebrities must strip down to swimwear and jump into a hole cut into a frozen lake. With the water temperature sitting at two degrees above zero and with the risk of hyperthermia taking just minutes to set in this is not to be taken lightly. Will our celebrities commit to the experience and submerge themselves? Or will the fear take over?

On The Edge

In order to enter the village, their new mountain home. The celebrities will have to complete a terrifying forward facing abseil down a 500ft sheer icy cliff face. A number of the group have a deeply ingrained fear of heights and as some of them find out the rock-face is anything but sturdy.

Who is in the celebrity cast? 

  • Former EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite
  • Actor and tenor Alfie Boe
  • Former footballer and Manchester United star Patrice Evra
  • Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Dianne Buswell
  • Presenter and weatherman Owain Wyn Evans
  • Songwriter and footballer Chelcee Grimes
  • Sports presenter Gabby Logan
  • Rapper Professor Green

When is Freeze The Fear on TV? 

The first episode airs on Tuesday, April 12 on BBC One at 9 pm. 

There are six one-hour episodes in the series.