Adventurer Ben Fogle is to shoot a new episode of New Lives In The Wild in Bedlinog.
Fogle will spend a week with Betty Bumflaps, who lives alone in a one-bedroomed terrace.
Ben told WalesOnCraic:
“I’ve travelled to remote corners of the globe to experience extreme lifestyles with those who have left modern-day amenities behind. What I never realised was that we had such places so close to home. My research team have been to see Betty already and they’ve come back with tales of snake belts and Corona pop. We won’t be filming there until next spring because the roads are impassable at the moment. I’ll be spending a week with Betty and finding out just how she does it.”
Betty moved to Bedlinog in 1993. She told WalesOnCraic:
“I had a successful career working in Greggs in Ponty but my life never suited me. One day, I decided to pack my life up and go live alone in Bedlinog. That’s where I’ve been since. I don’t regret it one bit. I don’t miss serving steak bakes or chocolate flake fancies to the fat twats in my old world. Here, it’s just me and Arfon Haines Davies. On the telly of course.”