Ben Fogle also made a big statement to challenge the decision by donating his salary for the latest series of BBC’s Animal Park to help the over 75s.
In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, the presenter insisted the government’s decision was “deeply unfair” and he felt compelled to make a donation without properly “thinking it through” due to his strong feelings about the situation.
The former Castaway star said: “I just did it as a knee jerk reaction, I’m really honest with my feelings and I felt it was deeply unfair.
“I didn’t really think it through, but I’m happy I did it and people responded really positively.”
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