In this Telegraph.co.uk audio interview, Colin Freeman describes how he and his fellow detainee, Spanish photographer Jose Cendon, slept in a cave and ate boiled goat during 40 days of captivity in Somalia.
“The kidnappers didn’t really treat us too badly,” says Freeman.
“We’re were also told on one occasion, the gang that were holding us had had an argument, they were threatening to hold us for another year. We don’t think they’d have really done that, but in that situation your mind dwells on the worst possibilities.”
Following his release on Saturday, Freeman said he would enjoy spending time with his family – and a strong pint of lager.