After he left the military, Fox got a corporate job, which he hated. After that, it was a stint in security, ‘Because that’s what everyone does’. He worked for an Italian oil exec just as the oil price crashed, and that job went down the pan.
Then came a call from a friend offering a job as an underwater cameraman dive buddy in Madagascar, and it came just at the right time. Before long he was part of a team filming shipwrecks for the History Channel, and after getting a little bored on one particular shoot, he and a cameraman stumbled upon Captain Kidd’s lost treasure: the biggest bar of silver ever found. Naturally, the discovery hit the news worldwide.
Soon afterwards, a member of the diving team who had gone back to the UK early found himself involved in a meeting about a new TV that would put everyday people through some of the selection processes used by British Special Forces. They said, ‘great, here’s some cash, it’s on, but where do you find an ex-Special Forces guy’. He said, ‘Well, I’ve just been out with someone in Madagascar’… So after landing back in the UK and wondering what his next move would be, Fox gets a phone call, and it all went from there.
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