Jonny Wilkinson opens up on mental health battle during appearance on Bear Grylls

“This show with Bear Grylls and Jonny Wilkinson is utterly spellbinding.”

Bear & Jonny Wilkinson’s Wild Adventure’ was shown on ITV1 tonight, a show which tested the survival instincts of the England legend.

Wilkinson, now aged 41, teamed up with famed adventurer Bear Grylls to explore the gruelling terrain of Dartmoor, the hills above Devon.

Tasks included climbing 40 metres up a sheer cliff face and crossing ice cold rivers to see how far he could push his physical and mental limits.

Grylls also taught Wilkinson, who kicked the winning drop goal in England’s historic World Cup win back in 2003, some of the kay basics to ensure survival if lost on remote terrain like that of Dartmoor.

And social media had its say as Wilkinson opened up on some personal battles for the first time, faced his fears and was on the end of some brutal lessons throughout.

Wilkinson, now aged 41, teamed up with famed adventurer Bear Grylls to explore the gruelling terrain of Dartmoor, the hills above Devon.

Tasks included climbing 40 metres up a sheer cliff face and crossing ice cold rivers to see how far he could push his physical and mental limits.

Grylls also taught Wilkinson, who kicked the winning drop goal in England’s historic World Cup win back in 2003, some of the kay basics to ensure survival if lost on remote terrain like that of Dartmoor.

And social media had its say as Wilkinson opened up on some personal battles for the first time, faced his fears and was on the end of some brutal lessons throughout.

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Mark Wilkinson, brother of Jonny

He spent his three-year professional career between 2002 and 2005 at Newcastle Falcons, alongside his brother, Jonny, predominantly playing as a Centre.

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