BBC Sets Freeze the Fear with Wim Hof Spin-Off


BBC Three has revealed Munya and Filly Get Chilly, a spin-off of the upcoming BBC One show Freeze the Fear with Wim Hof.

The main series sees a group of celebrities face tests of mental strength under the guidance of extreme athlete Wim Hof. In the spin-off, Munya Chawawa and Yung Filly immerse themselves in sub-zero temperatures and take on the same challenges as the celebrities.

Munya and Filly Get Chilly will be filmed within the tented villages that the celebrities inhabit and will include behind-the-scenes content and exclusive access to the celebrities and hosts.

The spin-off, produced by Hungry Bear Media, will air on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer in spring 2022, coinciding with the main show’s BBC One transmission.

Freeze the Fear with Wim Hof, fronted by Holly Willoughby and Lee Mack, will feature celebrities such as musical theater actor Alfie Boe OBE, songwriter and footballer Chelcee Grimes, professional dancer Dianne Buswell, TV presenter Gabby Logan MBE, Welsh weatherman and drummer Owain Wyn Evans, former captain of France’s national team Patric Evra, rapper Professor Green and actress Tamzin Outhwaite.

Chawawa said: “When the BBC cold me about this show, ice said: ‘There’s snow way I’m doing that!’ However, I’m gonna go out on a Wim and say it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done; good luck taking your eyes Hof the screen!”

Filly added: “I had a great opportunity to not only create some of the great content I have done to date but to also create memories I will cherish for the rest of life. Really can’t wait for you to watch this show.”

Fiona Campbell, controller of BBC Three, commented: “Munya and Filly Get Chilly on BBC Three is a brilliantly titled and brilliantly entertaining companion to the main show. Both are top comedy talents that we’re really happy to work with, and this series is going to be a great way for audiences to dive deeper into Freeze the Fear with Wim Hof.”

Kate Phillips, director of entertainment commissioning at the BBC, said: “BBC Three is set to become BBC Freezing as Munya and Yung Filly put their own spin on our brand new BBC One series. Their lighthearted take on all things Wim will certainly give viewers plenty of laughs and a flurry of shivery surprises.”