Welsh rugby star Gavin Henson has credited his ex-fiancee Charlotte Church with reviving his career by urging him to partake in a gruelling U.K. reality show.
Henson, who split from the singer in May (10), put his life on the line to participate in risky series 71 Degrees North, which sees celebrities sent to Norway to compete in extreme challenges in freezing temperatures .
But the athlete, 28, admits he only signed up for the contest after Church urged him to take part - and it's rejuvenated his interest in sport after a long-term back injury.
Henson says, "I wouldn't have done it if she didn't want me to. But she was the one who pushed me to do it... Doing the programme is definitely what's behind me getting back to rugby."