Bear Grylls is probably best known for his Discovery show "Man vs. Wild" where he is placed in diverse locales around the world under harsh conditions without much else than a knife and his knowledge. He then fends for himself in the wild in the name of good TV. The adventurer has climbed Mt. Everest, eaten bugs like they are Cheetos and has slept inside a camel carcass for warmth, all for our viewing pleasure.
Now, NBC has announced according to the Los Angeles Times that Grylls will star in his own reality tv show called "Get Out Alive." The show will feature two teams of competitors trying to survive in the wild and will premiere next summer.
The LA Times reported that Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming at NBC, said, "To meet Bear is to meet a force of nature. He is a magnetic and charismatic talent, whose infectious enthusiasm for adventure inspires people to push themselves beyond their limits. These contestants are in for the ride of their lives!"
According to United Press International Grylls said, "'Get Out Alive' will be raw, tough and unrelenting, but it will also inspire and teach the essentials that one day may just save your life. The goal is to empower people with the ultimate in both survival and teamwork, and that brings incredible reward ... but first there must be some pain."
The british born Grylls' website states that his adventurous journey started in the Isle of Wight in the UK where his father taught him to climb and sail.
The website states about Grylls' journey that "trained from a young age in martial arts, Bear went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British SpecialForces, serving with 21 SAS. It was here that he perfected many of the skills that his fans all over the world enjoy watching him pit against mother-nature. Despite a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa, where he broke his back in three places, and after enduring months in military rehabilitation, Bear went on to become one of the youngest ever climbers to reach the summit of MountEverest."
Now enjoy this disgusting video of Grylls eating a giant larvae on "Man vs. Wild."