Dr Alastair Campbell’s largest concern is … ketchup!
However a visit to the Scottish wilderness noticed him reveal what terrified him – the chance that wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan had ketchup on his breakfast.
The weird concern of the legendary chatspin physician surfaced as he headed out with Scot for a brand new BBC collection, Into The Wild With Gordon Buchanan.
“He was open and prepared to speak about all areas of his life,” stated Gordon, 43.
“Even his struggles with alcohol and melancholy had been debatable.
“However what stunned me probably the most was when he talked about the phobia of tomato sauces.
“It is a pathological situation, with ketchup being its fundamental concern. He would keep away from locations the place he may see sachets or bottles of sauce.
“He advised me about it the primary morning when he was relieved to have brown sauce on my roll and sausage.
“We had been tenting on Mull, so we simply stayed away from the cafes.”
Gordon, whose different hit Tribes collection Predators And Me is on BBC 2 tonight, believes the Scottish island’s shared background has helped allay the considerations of the previous No.10 communications director. admits their relationship hasn’t began for the perfect.
“The very first thing he advised me was that he had no thought who I used to be.
“Then he picked up his telephone and checked me in with a standard acquaintance and appeared to calm down when he heard that I used to be okay.
“You bought to see how his upbringing formed him and we’ve cast this nice relationship. It was a really particular bromance.
“However he’s actually not somebody who readily suffers from fools.”
Returning host Dermot O’Leary of X Issue, broadcaster Sara Cox, BBC international correspondent John Simpson and comic Ed Byrne are the others in Gordon’s cost.
He tries to search out wildlife uncommon for them, inflicting well-known faces to construct skins, climb bushes, or dive to satisfy the elusive creatures.
“Everybody turned out to be nice firm,” says Gordon, finest recognized for his work in connecting with massive cats, bears and wolves around the globe.
“You spend three days with somebody you do not know, and so they’re actually lengthy days.
“To see wildlife it’s important to rise up earlier than dawn and keep up lengthy after sundown.
“John Simpson and I had so much in frequent. Our work could be very related, in the event you substitute conflict for wildlife.
“We each journey all over the place, working in tough and uncomfortable conditions simply with various things that we’re looking for out.
“Dermot was the luckiest with the wildlife. We noticed otters, golden eagles, round 30 dolphins and entered the water to swim with basking sharks.
The Cairngorms and the Isle of Skye had been a few of the different wild locations chosen for filming.
Gordon is again on a distant shoot over the subsequent few months, touring to Kenya for a significant elephant collection as a result of be screened over Christmas.
Into The Wild With Gordon Buchanan premieres on BBC 2, April 11 at 6:30 p.m.