Ben is reunited with characters who escaped the rat race to live simpler lives…

The presenter has given us one of the most consistently absorbing shows around in Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild, where he travels
to remote parts of the world to meet people who’ve turned their backs on modern life.

In this two-part series, he returns to the scene of the most fascinating characters he’s met to find out how life has changed.

Former businessman Dave Glasheen has been living on Restoration Island, off Australia’s north-east coast, for over 20 years.

It’s five years since Ben first met Dave, and he’s keen to know how he’s doing – not least because, back then, the island had a diminishing fresh water supply…