Alex Beresford has admitted that his wife Imogen was ‘upset’ when he ignored her.
The 42-year-old Good Morning Britain weather presenter has chosen to bring his father Noel with him on his next big adventure, joining McFly singer Harry Judd on the inaugural celebrity version of Race Across The World.
Mel Blatt of All Saints and racing driver Billy Monger are expected to appear in the BBC programme, each accompanied by a family member.
Alex, who made headlines in 2021 when a heated argument with Piers Morgan resulted in the Uncensored presenter walking off set, has revealed his wife’s reaction to his leaving her at home.
He explained: ‘You don’t get to spend this sort of time with your parents as an adult.
‘Imogen was upset, as she loves travelling and she’s a fan of the show.’
Alex continued to Radio Times: ‘But, as much as I love her and spending time with her, I’m not sure this was the honeymoon she’d want!’
‘With hindsight, I think I made the right decision,’ he added.
Alex married Imogen in Majorca in 2022 after having a son with his ex-partner Natalia.
Talking about what he was most worried about ahead of the BBC competition, Alex went on: ‘Not having instant contact with my wife and son – I wasn’t ready to have my phone taken off me as soon as we arrived at Gatwick.
‘And I was anxious each time we got to a checkpoint, wondering when we’d get to the next.
‘There’s a fine line between panic and excitement.’
Alex, Harry, Mel, and Billy will race from Marrakech, Morocco, to Tromso, Norway, at ground level, with a teaser previously revealing stunning vistas of beach communities, secluded islands, and large cities – and even a reindeer hauling a sleigh.
The pairs will embark on a race spanning 24 countries and more than 6,200 miles (10,000km), through the Mediterranean’s seaside ports and beaches, historic cities, the Alps, the Baltic States, and snowy Scandinavia, without air travel or a phone and with only the cash equivalent of flying to their final destination.
They will have to earn extra money by working along the journey, much as in the civilian series, and rely on the goodwill of strangers for lifts and extra aid.
Explaining why he wanted to take on the challenge, Alex previously said: ‘I thought it was a fantastic opportunity to do something that we’ve never done before.
‘Neither of us have ever backpacked, so it’s a new experience. And, also, just to see some amazing places!
‘Across continents and across countries, and you’re getting to see everything at ground level, so it’s completely different to just flying over – getting to immerse yourself in different cultures and communities.’
Celebrity Race Across The World launches September 13 at 9pm on BBC One.
Source My Celebrity Life.