Channel 4 veteran newsreader Jon Snow will front a new show on the network which will see him visit three communities where people ‘live to extraordinary ages’.
After confirming earlier this year that he’ll be stepping down from presenting the news after 32 years, it’s been confirmed he’ll be at the helm of a programme titled How To Live To 100.
In the series, the 74-year-old will venture to communities based in Japan, California and the Greek islands where he’ll ‘immerse himself in their lives – living, working and eating alongside them’.
Snow will look to unearth the reasons the residents ‘live longer and lead less stressful and healthier lives than most people anywhere else on the planet’, an announcement said.
‘As an older man myself, I’m intrigued by one of my assignments for next year – it is to visit three communities: one in Greece, another in Japan, and yet another in California,’ Snow enthused.
‘There is something particularly peculiar about these communities – in that people live to extraordinary ages – often in excess of 100-years-old.
‘We shall be trying to find out what it is about their way of life which I for one could benefit from!’
Snow will step down from his role at Channel 4 news at the end of the year after 32 years at the helm, making him the longest-serving presenter in the programme’s history.
Broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned Bristol-based Frank Films to make How To Live To 100.
Frank Films’ founder and executive producer Jamie Balment said: ‘Covid-19 is making us all think hard about where and how best to live our lives.
‘This series visits places where – through accident or design – they have got things right and are living some of the best lives on the planet.
‘They say never work with your heroes but we are thrilled to be working with Jon on his first factual project after Channel 4 News.’
Louisa Compton, Channel 4 head of news, current affairs and sport, added: ‘I am thrilled that Jon will continue to be a big presence on the channel.
‘This will be a fascinating look at how people live long, healthy lives in three very different communities around the world.
‘Jon Snow will unearth the various secrets behind living to 100 by doing what he does best – travelling the world, meeting people, and understanding their lives.’
Credit: Original article published here.