Liam Payne and Ant Middleton head to Namibia in new Sky interview special

Isobel Frodsham

Liam Payne and extreme adventurer Ant Middleton are launching a new television show set in Namibia.

The popstar, 25, and SAS: Who Dares Wins star, 38, spent time together in southern Africa where they asked each other about their lives in the spotlight for the new Sky One and NOW TV show.

The pair drove into the heart of the big game country and camped under the stars while surrounded by some of the world’s deadliest animals.

The interview special sees Middleton “get to know the real, off-stage Liam” while they enjoy a trip curated by the explorer, according to Sky.

Fierce: Liam Payne and Ant Middleton are starring in a new television show (Sky)

During the show, they hop on a freight train – surfing it at high speed - and swing high above a canyon in the Spitzkoppe mountains.

Middleton said: “It’s been a real adventure filming in Namibia with Liam. He really opened up on the trip and we connected over our experiences in the most inspiring location. I am very excited to share our journey with everyone when the show airs on Sky One later this year.”

Phil Edgar-Jones, head of entertainment at Sky added: “There’s more to Ant Middleton than being an SAS tough guy.

“He’s also a smart and empathetic interrogator, so we wanted to turn that skill into a unique new interview show which will see Ant probe his subject in a spectacular setting over an extended period. “We’re delighted that the brilliant Liam Payne has joined for the special programme to him lay himself bare.”

The programme is a Sky original, produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

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