A brand new Channel 4 documentary will launch on Thursday, March 14th.

The three-part series will follow Ed Stafford as he attempts to live on the streets for 60 long winter nights across Manchester, London and Glasgow.

Here’s everything you need to know about the series and presenter ed, who you may recognise from the Discovery channel.

Ed Stafford in Manchester

What is 60 Days on the Streets about?

The raw and honest documentary is designed to raise awareness on the UK  homeless population, with Channel 4 reporting that there are more people sleeping on the streets than at any time since World War 2.

Ed Stafford will put himself into the shoes of a homeless person, spending 60 winter nights curled up on park benches and outside shops in areas around Manchester, London and Glasgow.

The former soldier will attempt to survive with no money or shelter, filming himself with one camera and nothing more.

Themes include drug and alcohol dependence as well as a glimpse into the life of skilful beggars who make more than the average UK wage.

Ed Stafford

Who is Ed Stafford?

Ed Stafford is a former military professional where he served as an army captain before moving into TV presenting and film-making.

The fact that around 13,000 ex-military personnel are homeless helped drive Ed into making the docu-series.

Ed received a National Geographic nomination for Adventurer of the Year in 2010 before going on to film himself as he became the first man to walk the entire length of the Amazon River (6,400 km) in 2011.

Ed Stafford in London

 

The 43-year-old is renown for his survival documentaries on Discovery, which include Left For Dead (a survival show in various deadly hotspots around the world) and Naked Castaway (just as it says on the tin… although Ed does wear homemade undies).

A bit like Bear Grylls, Ed is renown for pushing the boundaries of extreme survival and has eaten everything from skunk to tadpoles and a ‘rat on a stick’.

WARNING: The below video is not for everyone… Ed eating a hedgehog spine.

Ed Stafford: Wife

Ed is married to Laura Bingham, where they welcomed a baby boy into the world in 2017.

Laura is also a British adventurer and explorer.

 

WATCH 60 DAYS ON THE STREETS WITH ED STAFFORD EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT ON CHANNEL 4

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