It’s unresolved conflict in my life that I have a lovely family and a risky job.
For me, my training is a key part of my work as so often my life has depended on being able to move fast and haul myself up and out of something fast!
I’ve never really had a TV career. I’ve been a soldier and a climber.
I train five days a week hard – but it is short and sharp – 30 to 40 minutes of functional and pretty dynamic body-strength circuits, then I do a good yoga session on the sixth day, then I rest.
I had many opportunities to get behind products in the past, and I was always careful to evaluate all of them. I will not put my name to shoddy items.
I love Ray Mears. He’s brilliant. He’s so rude about me in the press, it’s outrageous!
As for my diet, I try to eat lean, clean and healthy – nothing too surprising. And I avoid too much meat or dairy because they slow you down.
I love home cooking, and I’m not a great one for fast food.
I said ‘no’ to the ‘Born Survivor’ producer three times because I’ve never aspired to be a TV man.
Nobody else is stupid enough to get themselves into the straits that I get into.
It breaks my heart that my father never knew my children. He should have been around for another 25 years.
I’ve had so many injuries in my life that it’s ridiculous.
I think it’s fun running with dogs. They’re always so fit and fast.
Exercise helps my back. If I don’t exercise, that’s when it starts to hurt. The pain is a good motivator to run and exercise.
Textbook survival tells you to stay put. Stop. Wait for rescue. Don’t take any risks. But there’d been a whole host of survival shows like that and I didn’t really want to do that.