Ben to feature on pay tv

WINNER of last year's Best Job in the World competition, Ben Southall, left his temporary home in the Whitsundays close to six months ago but viewers around the world will get their best insight yet into his experiences here when a documentary hits television screens during the next month.

Throughout his six month tenure as Island Caretaker, Ben was followed around by a camera crew who documented all his experiences.

Ben played host and the hours and hours of film were edited into six half hour episodes, encapsulating his experiences from his arrival in the Whitsundays to his departure.

Naturally, the series is called Best Job In The World and will screen on subscription television channel National Geographic every Thursday for six weeks at 9.30pm, starting next week.

On the Best Job in the World website Ben writes that he's a little bit scared but also very excited to see how his first attempt at being a television presenter is received.

“The fly-on-the-wall documentary looks at our attempts to throw a boomerang, witnesses loads of fun both on and under the water and even sees me kissing a stingray!” Ben exclaims on the website.

“There's some heavy-weight scooter action, a little bit of surfing, sailing in some of the most beautiful waters you'll find on the planet and even eating that very Australian dish, the witchety grub.”

As well as broadcasting in Australia, the documentary series will also go to air in Italy, Latin America, Asia, Portugal, Spain and the UK in May and June.

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