Mike Dilger is one of wildlife TVs best-known presenters, in his role as resident wildlife reporter on BBC One's primetime current affairs show, The One Show, since 2007. As well as being an experienced TV presenter, Mike has travelled widely in South America and Southeast Asia on ecological expeditions, sometimes in front of the camera, sometimes behind. He's also game: he held (briefly) the Guinness World Record for 'The most snails on the face in one minute' (37), which was set on live TV, and having spent many years overseas in remote places he picked up the tag of 'Britain's most diseased man', having caught malaria, bilharzia and leishmaniasis.
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