15Sue Aikens Sued The Production Crew
If Life Below Zero has taught us anything it’s that living in the remote Alaskan wilderness requires vigilance. Sue Aikens, who lives in an isolated river camp knows this well and always ensures that she takes steps to keep herself safe. But being safe doesn’t always make for exciting TV
and earlier this year it emerged that she was suing the show’s BBC Worldwide production crew claiming that they forced her to engage in dangerous shoots which resulted in injury. She claims that they forced her to drive a snow machine across a frozen river despite her concerns, which resulted in her being thrown from the machine and suffering a broken collarbone. She also claimed that she was coerced into exposing her face despite a 72-degree-below-zero wind-chill because “the audience needed to see her better”, which resulted in Sue suffering from frostbite.