About the Turner Twins

Hugo and Ross have filmed for the BBC, ITV and have featured on Channel 4 and Channel 5 as well as numerous regional broadcasting channels. They have been guests on BBC’s The One Show – unknown to the twins’, Alan Carr chose which twin wore the old clothing on their Greenland expedition. They have also featured in The Times, The Telegraph, Tatler, GQ, Metro, Evening Standard, Men’s Health, Avaunt, The Gentleman’s Journal and other international publications. They have also worked with brands such as Johnnie Walker, Yubl, Red Bull and Clarins.

Their purpose is to continually question life by undertaking new and demanding quests- through a series of adventures that will put them face-to-face with many extreme aspects of mental and physical endurance. Every quest must begin with a journey and there’s is a journey of discovery. The discovery of their own abilities to confront and overcome extreme challenges so that they can support research programs and uncover new findings that will help create knowledge and accelerate developments in particular areas of human study and medical understanding.

Hugo and Ross- the ‘Adventure Guinea Pigs’- are working with King’s College London’s, Department of Twin Research to help advance scientific medical understanding- subjecting themselves to often obtrusive and rigorous testing on their bodies- before,during and after their quests, which focus on Epigenetic, Metabolomic and Gut Flora research projects. They are also working in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline’s, Human Performance Lab, to help better understand the human body from a physiological aspect.

Being twins provides them with the unique opportunity to directly compare themselves against each other with various clothing and kit systems. They will undertake challenges that have been attempted over the past 100 -150 years and compare the performance of the old technology with the ways that new materials, diet and technology can enhance, endure and protect- measuring and comparing the effects on their body functions in extreme and inhospitable climates and terrain.