Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild – Channel 5

Ben meets a retired teacher who has swapped Glasgow for Ethiopia in this week’s Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild on Channel 5

Ben Fogle leaves the rat race behind to track down more people who have set up home in remote locations – whether they wanted him to visit or not – in the second episode of Channel 5’s Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild!

This time out he meets Glaswegian former home economics teacher Susan Aitchison, whose unusual retirement plan included embracing a new culture in the spectacularly rugged mountains of the Amhara region of Northern Ethiopia (for full listings, see our TV Guide).

Ben and Susan Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild

Ben meets Susan, who has ‘retired’ to Ethiopia, as we see in Channel 5’s Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild

As she nears her 70th birthday, Susan can’t be accused of being on permanent vacation and she has continued her vocation by setting up a school in the local community.

And, as if that isn’t enough, Susan has also spent three years building a futuristic-looking restaurant on top of an isolated mountain (pictured top) – where Ben is soon put to work. 

TV Times rating: ***

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