Actress Sadie Frost will visit Indonesia's Orang-Utans and TV & Radio presenter Dermot O'Leary will visit the Leatherback Turtles.
The full list of endangered animals and visiting personalities is...
- The Bengal tiger [Pauline Collins]
- The Mountain Gorilla [Graeme Le Saux]
- The Giant Panda [David Suchet]
- The Asian elephant [Sue Johnston]
- The Polar Bear [Anneka Rice]
- The Orang-Utan [Sadie Frost]
- The Leatherback Turtle [Dermot O'Leary]
- The Hyacinth Macaw [Michael Portillo]
Viewers will play an important part in the live interactive television event, being produced by Endemol's recently launched factual arm Cheetah Television, by ringing in to pledge their support for the animals. The money raised will help fund projects on the ground dedicated to protecting the rare wildlife.
In an effort to ensure that Extinct is 'carbon neutral', ITV has committed funds towards carbon reduction schemes to offset the effects of carbon dioxide emitted during production.
ITV has also commissioned a daytime family quiz show to tie in with the series - Extinct: The Quiz.