Phillip Schofield’s South African Adventures, which has been airing as part of This Morning, is to be broadcast in a primetime slot on ITV.
On today’s (23 January) This Morning the final instalment of the series saw Phillip go in search of endangered rhinos with expert Will Fowlds.
Phillip and wife Stephanie saw a six month old baby rhino in the wild and were educated by Will on the problems rhinos face from poaching in the area. Following the incredible scenes Phillip explained to viewers how ITV have commissioned a three part series of 30 minute films of ‘Schofield’s South African Adventure’ from ITV Studios Daytime to air from February 17th at 8.00pm on ITV.
“We had so much incredible footage we couldn’t fit it all into the This Morning films so I’ve got a little bit of news for you!” – Phillip Schofield
A trailer for the new series was then shown. The three full length films will contain previously extra unseen footage from the trip. Viewers will see Phillip and his wife discovering Cape Town, taking part in traditional street performances and visiting South Africa’s oldest winery amongst other delights.
Phillip also puts his nerves to the test by bravely taking part in the world’s highest abseil down Table Mountain, getting close to South Africa’s most deadly animals on Safari, helping with the preservation of rhinos, and coming face to face with a Great White Shark!
Explaining that the rhinos would feature in the new series, he said: “That moment which was one of the highlights of my whole time there and Steph’s as well because we actually darted the rhino, we found out it was pregnant and I put a tag on it so all of that is coming soon!”
The commission follows This Morning’s Ferne McCann and Vicky Pattison Road Trip which was commissioned as a series of films on ITVBe.