JJ Chalmers recently joined a team of fellow celebrities as he heads off on a pilgrimage quest as part of a recent TV show, The Road to Santiago.
Here’s everything you need to know about the star of the BBC adventure…
Who is JJ Chalmers?
John James “JJ” Chalmers is a 30-year-old TV presenter and sportsman who has achieved medals in the Invictus Games.
Before becoming a TV personality, he was severely injured in a bomb blast in Afghanistan while serving as a Lance Corporal in the Royal Marines in 2011.
The explosion claimed the lives of two soldiers and left nine others maimed or traumatised.
JJ suffered injuries to his arms and legs, lost two fingers and was left with scars on his face and chest, where one arm was temporarily grafted to his body.
In 2016, he landed a spot hosting the Invictus Games.
He is also part of the presenting team for the BBC for the Trooping of the Colour in 2018.
What was Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago about?
Actor Neil Morrissey, entertainer Debbie McGee, comedian Ed Byrne, singer Heather Small, priest Kate Bottley, journalist Raphael Rowe joined JJ to live as modern day pilgrims, staying in basic hostels and often sleeping in dormitories, on bunk beds.
Pilgrims who walk all of the Camino take at least a month.
But with just over two weeks on the road, the seven are travelling some of the route by minibus, until they reach the final 100km when they will walk every step of the way.