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Schofield's South African Adventure

  • Episode: 

    3 of 3

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Fri 10 Mar 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 10 2017 : Sat 04 Mar - Fri 10 Mar
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Last in series
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Episode 3
 
Phillip Schofield has been lucky enough to travel the world but has never been on safari, until now.
 
Together with wife Steph, the pair travel to a game reserve to try and catch a glimpse of their two favourite animals, giraffes and rhinos. After an early start the couple make their way into the heart of the reserve and Steph is reduced to tears as she sees a giraffe, up close for the first time.
 
After they recover from the emotion of seeing such an incredible creature in the wild, Phillip is then invited to take part in a conservation project to protect the rhino population. As Rhino’s are very much on the endangered list - they are being poached faster than they can breed – this tagging is a vital element in the constant war against the poachers.
 
Working with an anti-poaching unit, we see incredible footage of a helicopter darting and then driving the rhino toward Phillip in his vehicle. Then Phillip steps out and actually attaches the tagging device to the rhino’s leg, before helping to administer an injection… and there was still an amazing surprise still to come.