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Turner Twins Go Head-to-Head in the name of Science

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Former King’s Schools pupils, Hugo and Ross Turner, also referred to as the “Turner Twins”, are going head-to-head this January as part of BBC2’s identical twin documentary, The Twinstitute.

Hugo and Ross are British adventurers, best known for their world expeditions. After leaving King’s in 2007, the brothers embarked on a number of challenges, including a row across the Atlantic Ocean and a trek to the top of Mt Elbrus.

Hosted by twin doctors, Chris and Xan van Tulleken, the BBC documentary sees 30 pairs of identical twins trial various health regimes and theories. Over the course of six weeks, the duos will put their minds and bodies to the test, helping viewers to understand more about how to improve all aspects of their lives.

In episode one, two sets of twins discover the best way to lose weight, learn how to improve their memory and discover if there is a way to beat pain without pills. Episode two – in which the Turners feature heavily – tests the best way to beat fatigue and examines the effect of smartphones on IQ.

The Twinstitute airs every Wednesday at 8.30pm on BBC2. To catch up on earlier episodes, please click here.


Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970

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