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Right Arrow Consultant experiences his ‘Extreme Dream’ on the BBC
15 January 2009 at 16:50
Hospital Consultant Urologist Gurpreet Singh will be featured in the BBC 2 series Extreme Dreams The Ultimate Challenge, as he joined a group of other unsung heroes who work in serving the community doing charity and other work beyond their normal call of duty, in an adventure of a lifetime.

The group joined travel presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle as they had the chance to realise their dreams and conquer some of the world's most extreme environments. Embarking on a voyage of personal discovery they were tested mentally, physical and emotionally on this journey of a lifetime.

Gurpreet said, “It was an astonishing time that really was an experience of a lifetime. We really were put through it and it was probably the most difficult few days of my life, but I learnt a lot about myself and what I was capable of under extreme circumstances.”

In talking to TV Quick Magazine, Ben Fogle said “There’s a doctor called Gurpreet on the Peruvian challenge and I think people will be amazed he came. He’s in his fifties, overweight and had never been in a tough environment. He loves eating and drinking fine wine and suddenly he found himself in the Peruvian jungle. I found him incredibly inspiring. The whole point is that anyone can do a challenge like that if they put their mind to it.”

The adventure can be seen on BBC 2 at 6.30 from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd January.

Notes to Editors 

Picture shows Gurpreet with Sandi Scott, one of the producers of the series discussing filming with Gurpreet at work at Ormskirk hospital.

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714