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It might make you a bit (Les) Miserables! Samantha Barks for Bear Grylls: Mission Survive

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It might make you a bit (Les) Miserables! Samantha Barks for Bear Grylls: Mission Survive

Les Miserables star Samantha Barks will get pushed to her limits in the new series of Bear Grylls: Mission Survive.

The 25-year-old actress is most famous for playing Eponine in the 2012 film adaptation of the musical. Her acting work will seem like a walk in the park compared to what she will be forced to face in the second series of explorer Bear's 12-day challenge though.

Along with a host of other celebrities, Samantha will have to use jungle survival methods to help her tackle various terrifying tasks.

She will be joined by former EastEnders actress Michelle Collins, ex Casualty star Chelsee Healey, actor Neil Morrissey, former Dancing on Ice judge Jason Gardiner and footballer legends Stuart 'Psycho' Pearce and Alex Scott, Britain's The Sun newspaper reports.

Last year's series saw Vogue Williams beat stars including Mike Tindall and Dame Kelly Holmes to be crowned the winner of the endurance challenge.

One of the most notable scenes from the 2015 series saw the contestants have to drink their own urine as they attempted to get into the mind of a survival expert.

Vogue recently admitted she's concerned that's what she will always be known for, adding: "It hasn't left me now, it's one thing I can take away from the show... I'm always going to be the girl who drank her own wee!"

Despite that, Vogue has no regrets about appearing on the show. She split from her Westlife star husband Brian McFadden shortly after taking part in the mission, and hinted that her time in the wilderness gave her the tools she needed to cope with the breakdown of her marriage.

"I'm definitely stronger than I thought I was and you can sort of get through anything if you're positive about things it make it a way more fun thing to do," Vogue told What's on TV. "I wasn't positive at the start and I was finding it really hard and then I just started loving it and I was positive about it and I had a great time."

Bear Grylls: Mission Survive will return to screens on 3 March (16) on ITV.

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