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Angler Valgerður Árnadóttir one of six judges for BBC Two’s television series

Angler Valgerður Árnadóttir is one of six judges for BBC Two’s television series Earth’s Wildest Waters: The Big Fish. In the series, eight British fishermen compete in a six-part fishing competition. The show is hosted by Ben Fogle and Matt Hayes.

The fishermen try their skills in six locations around the world, after which Hayes and a local expert assess the contestants’ efforts and eliminate one from the competition. The first episode was filmed in Iceland, in locations such as Þingvellir National Park and Ísafjörður in the Westfjords, where the anglers had to fish from sea kayaks before learning to harvest cod using a traditional Icelandic technique.

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According to Fréttablaðið newspaper, this was Valgerður’s first ever television appearance. Despite that, the lawyer and keen angler said she felt very comfortable in front of the cameras.

“I’ve never done anything quite like this but it was a fantastic experience. At the start of filming the producer asked me whether I was nervous. I just said: “No, not really. What could go wrong? We’ll just film the scene again if needed,” Valgerður explained.

Over 2 million viewers tuned in to watch the first episode.        


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