Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild (Great Blasket Island)

Ben Fogal New Lives In The Wild ep2 Ben with Emily and Daniel on Great Blasket Island

In this TV show episode, Ben travels to Great Blasket Island, situated off Ireland’s coast.

Here, he spends time with Dan and Emily, a London couple who have landed the remarkable role of island caretakers in Europe‘s rugged west. Out of 40,000 applicants, they were chosen.

Ben explores how they’ve adapted to their new, isolated lifestyle, their accomplishments despite lacking prior experience, and what the future holds for them in this unique setting.

Ben’s journey includes engaging in various activities like repairing a water pump, herding sheep, gathering seaweed, and swimming alongside seals in the Atlantic Ocean.

He also delves into the island‘s fascinating history, meets the person responsible for selecting Dan and Emily as caretakers, and witnesses the challenging process of transporting supplies to the island.

Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild airs on Channel 5 on Tuesday, 9 January 2024 at 9:00PM.

The episode is the second from the show’s eighteenth series.