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Ben Fogle reveals his special annual tradition with wife Marina in lovely tribute

The couple that swims together, stays together…

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Diane Shipley
Diane ShipleySenior Online Writer
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Ben Fogle paid tribute to his gorgeous wife Marina with an endearing tweet on Friday. The TV presenter posted a photo showing himself and his spouse of 13 years beaming in the sea, which he captioned: "The reason I married Marina........November 1st swim in Cornwall #coldnotcoldactuallyfreezing."

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The star came to fame in 2000 as part of the reality show Castaway

His fans were quick to comment, writing: "This is the best," "Awesome! One of the reasons I married my wife too," and "I’m so glad I spent my childhood in Cornwall, truly the most special place in Britain." A couple of followers joked that they weren't as hardy as the Fogles, with one commenting: "I wear a wet suit in August!" and another adding: "You're both very brave."

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The star, who shot to fame on BBC reality show Castaway back in 2000, also shared a photo of the couple's black lab, Inca, and their daughter, Iona, who was wearing what looked like a flowing waterproof poncho. He captioned the sweet snap: "When your daughter steals your ‘sensible cagoule.'" The adventurer and his wife share two children: Iona, who was born in 2011, and ten-year-old son Ludo. They had a stillborn son, Willem, in 2014 and Marina also suffered a near-fatal acute placental abruption.

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Ben paid tribute to his wife Marina's adventurous spirit

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Ben came close to death himself after contracting a tropical disease in Peru in 2008, while filming for his series Extreme Dreams. He also suffered hypothermia and frostbite in an 18-day race across the Antartic Plateau, which he took part in alongside Olympic athlete and Strictly contestant James Cracknell. That hasn't put him off the great outdoors, however – whether it's a dip in the wintry ocean or a venture further afield. Ben travelled the world taking part in skydiving and fighter jet flights among other challenges as part of his TV show A Year of Adventures back in 2011 and climbed Mount Everest in May 2018.

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