WILD: WILD profile: Radzi
Full name: Radzi Chinyanganya
What is your favourite animal? Chimpanzees!
What is your favourite outdoor activity? The best activity that I have ever done anywhere is without a shadow of a doubt Skeleton Bobsleigh. Sliding down an ice track at speeds faster than a cheetah can run, all whilst lying head first with your chin just a few inches from the ice... Incredible!!
What is the wildest adventure you’ve been on? A few years ago I was a contender on a tv show called 'The Gladiators'. Getting the opportunity to be on the one of my favourite shows from my childhood was absolutely amazing. I basically pushed my body to the absolute limit on the world's biggest playground! I was also the only contender to ever to do the eliminator whilst wearing a swimming cap (otherwise the water would have made my hair go EVERYWHERE) and I even ended up going down the 'travelator' backwards. It was unforgettable!
What is the wildest animal you’ve come across? I recently got up close and personal with a huge male African rhino during my visit to a local safari park. It started walking towards us and ended up actually brushing the car with its enormous head. Fortunately a park ranger soon came to help encourage him away with his 4x4 jeep!
What outdoor or wildlife achievement are you most proud of? Why? When I was at school, my friend Henry and I raised money for charity by walking to school. I should probably mention that our school was 22 miles away, it was in the middle of winter, and we left at half past one in the morning to get there on time for school starting! We were very tired and cold, but we laughed the whole way there!
What are you most passionate about? I absolutely love hip hop music. I am forever with my headphones on, listening to all of my favourite rappers.
What are you scared of? To be completely honest I get scared of lots of things. But I am REALLY scared of sharks and rats!
What’s your motto? Not many people have the courage to be different. Be yourself and be proud of who you are.
What are you most looking forward to on the new series of WILD? Firstly I cannot wait to meet everybody who comes to join us in the audience while we are filming the show. The audience is a big part of the show and of course the show is live, so anything can, and probably will happen! I also just know that Naomi, Tim and I are going to have the most amount of fun and we will make sure that the CBBC channel at 9:00 on Saturday mornings is the ONLY place to be!!
Any messages to your fans? You are the reason I do what I do. If you do the watching, I'll do the rest!