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Boxer Nicola Adams and rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson ‘will appear on Bear Grylls new show’

Boxer Nicola Adams and rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson ‘will appear on Bear Grylls new show’… and ‘filmed their gruelling scenes on Dartmoor this week’

Boxer Nicola Adams and rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson are reportedly set to appear on Bear Grylls’ new show.

The show is said to be a spin-off of Channel 4’s Bear Grylls’ Wild Weekends, which sees the titular adventurer disappear into the wilds with celebrity guests for a two-day excursion.

Nicola, 38, and Jonny, 41, are said to have filmed their gruelling scenes on Dartmoor this week, according to The Sun.

In the can: Nicola, 38, and Jonny, 41 [pictured], are said to have filmed their gruelling scenes on Dartmoor this week

Into the wild: Boxer Nicola Adams and rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson are reportedly set to appear on Bear Grylls’ new show

New series: The show is said to be a spin-off of Channel 4's Bear Grylls' Wild Weekends, which sees the titular adventurer disappear into the wilds with celebrity guests for a two-day excursion

New series: The show is said to be a spin-off of Channel 4’s Bear Grylls’ Wild Weekends, which sees the titular adventurer disappear into the wilds with celebrity guests for a two-day excursion

Nicola famously performed in the first-ever same-sex coupling on Strictly Come Dancing 2020 – but had to withdraw after she and her pro partner Katya Jones tested positive for COVID-19.

The show is said to air in the spring on ITV.

A source said: ‘Nicola jumped at the chance to spend 48 hours in the wild with Bear. They filmed the show in Dartmoor and it was pretty tough going given the wet weather.

‘Nicola is a great sportswoman and was game for everything Bear threw at her. The premise of the show is not only to teach the stars how to survive in the wild but also to show a different side to them.

Tough gal: Nicola is a former professional boxer who competed from 2017 to 2019. She retired with an undefeated record and held the WBO female flyweight title in 2019

Tough gal: Nicola is a former professional boxer who competed from 2017 to 2019. She retired with an undefeated record and held the WBO female flyweight title in 2019

Tough guy: Former England and Irish Lions player Jonny is said to have impressed Bear, 46, when they filmed on location in South England

Tough guy: Former England and Irish Lions player Jonny is said to have impressed Bear, 46, when they filmed on location in South England

‘Bear is a great interviewer as well as an adventurer and he got a lot out of Nicola. It’s going to be a really great watch.’

Former England and Irish Lions player Jonny is said to have impressed Bear, 46, when they filmed on location in South England.

Wild Weekends ran for just five episodes – an episode per year from 2011 to 2014.

Wild thing! Other shows Bear has fronted include The Island and Running Wild

Wild thing! Other shows Bear has fronted include The Island and Running Wild

Adventurers: Courteney Cox featured on Running Wild, filmed in Ireland

Adventurers: Courteney Cox featured on Running Wild, filmed in Ireland

Spicing things up! Mel B shot the show in Wales with Bear

Spicing things up! Mel B shot the show in Wales with Bear

The first featured Miranda Hart, followed by Jake Gyllenhaal, followed by an episode with Jonathan Ross, then Stephen Fry, then Ben Stiller.

Other shows Bear has fronted include The Island and Running Wild – the latter featuring stars such as Julia Roberts, Courteney Cox, Mel B, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and Cara Delevingne.

Last year, Bear fronted World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji, which involved teams from around the world competing in an adventure race for Amazon Prime Video.

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