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Speaking to lifestyle magazine Calibre, the adventurer and TV presenter said that he would allow children to spend a year either in the military or doing other voluntary service.
He said: "If I went into politics - which I wouldn't, because it's a thankless task, but I've dabbled with the thought of it - I would scrap the education system's insistence that everyone must do something up to age 18, turn it to 17, and that one year would become a voluntary service year.
"It would be a conscription-type year. You could spend a year either working in the NHS, or travelling with a purpose, doing some kind of aid work.