Bear Grylls: Mission Survive winner Alex Scott has said she would “grab” the opportunity to take part in Strictly Come Dancing. The Engla...
I would love to appear on Strictly, says Bear Grylls: Mission Survive winner Alex Scott
The England footballer, who also captains Arsenal Ladies, proved herself the ultimate survivor on ITV’s uncompromising survival expedition in Africa, led by Grylls.
The Northern Ireland-born adventurer pushed Scott, Jason Gardiner from Dancing On Ice and actress Samantha Barks to their psychological and physical limits in Thursday’s final.
“When I reflect on the show, it was the most amazing, incredible adventure ever,” 31-year-old Scott said. “Just thinking about it brings a smile to my face even though at times I was terrified. I faced my fears, but we did some horrible stuff.”
The challenging tasks included drinking their own urine, eating a fish eye, diving off high drops and, perhaps worst of all, a rectal rehydration.
An alternative method of replacing fluids in the body without having to drink dirty water, it made for wince-inducing television.
When asked about undergoing the rectal rehydration, Scott said the celebrities wanted to live up to Grylls’ expectations.
“So much was thrown at us – we were tired, we were hungry – and then when Bear showed us that, we were all like: ‘Is this real?’” I think at that stage, we thought we were all dreaming. But that is a serious message for anyone in a survival situation – it’s a tool you can use.”