Liam Payne to join Ant Middleton in Africa for Sky One interview special

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Liam Payne will head to Africa with former Special Forces Soldier Ant Middleton for a new Sky One show.

Ant Middleton & Liam Payne: Straight Talking is described as a "unique and brand-new interview special" and will launch on Sky One and NOW TV in November 2019.

Extreme adventurer Ant Middleton invites special guest and singer/songwriter and former One Direction star, Liam Payne to Southern Africa, leaving the hustle and bustle of day to day life to allow honest conversation and self-discovery to thrive.

With only a 4x4, a backpack and each other’s company, Ant and Liam will drive into the heart of big game country and camp under the stars surrounded by some of the world’s deadliest animals.

SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant is highly trained in interrogation and strategic questioning and so pairing this with his open and friendly nature sees him get to know the real, off-stage Liam, all the while experiencing a trip full of adventure crafted by Ant himself.

The pair take on thrill-seeking ventures including hopping a freight train, train surfing at high speed and swinging high above a canyon in the Spitzkoppe mountains.

Conversation is candid and revealing as the pair bond on their trip, with Ant discussing a variety of subjects relating to Liam’s public and private life. Liam opened up on the journey about life in the public eye; and likewise, got to ask Ant a few deep questions of his own experiences.

Ant Middleton said today: “It’s been a real adventure filming in Namibia with Liam. He really opened up on the trip and we connected over our experiences in the most inspiring location. I am very excited to share our journey with everyone when the show airs on Sky One later this year.”

Phil Edgar-Jones, Head of Entertainment at Sky added: “There’s more to Ant Middleton than being an SAS tough guy. He’s also a smart and empathetic interrogator, so we wanted to turn that skill into a unique new interview show which will see Ant probe his subject in a spectacular setting over an extended period.

"We’re delighted that the brilliant Liam Payne has joined for the special programme to him lay himself bare.”

Ant Middleton & Liam Payne: Straight Talking will air on Sky One and NOW TV from November 2019.

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