TV bosses forced SIR Bob Geldof to undergo a gruelling Special Air Service (SAS) survival test in preparation for an African documentary.

The ex-BOOMTOWN RATS star and his camera crew were ordered to complete the training before touring the continent for the six-part series, SEASONS OF AFRICA.

He says, "We were put through training for torture, sleep deprivation, being abducted and basic first aid."

But despite the 54-year-old's initial horror at the idea, he came out on top, beating six others who underwent the elite training with him.

06/03/2005 14:51