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Man vs. Wild Reality Check

July 24, 2007 at 4:00 PM | by | ()

Reports are swirling today that Bear Grylls, who stars in the Discovery Channel show, "Man Vs. Wild", where he escapes treacherous rain forests, mountain sides, and deserts, by graphically eating live animals and building lots of fires, is a fraud.

They say that his producers make it look like he's roughing it, but at the end of the day, when cameras are off, he checks into a luxury hotel, hops in the jacuzzi and uses the WiFi connection.

The Discovery Channel has launched an investigation to find out the truth, saying:

Discovery Communications has learned that isolated elements of the 'Man vs. Wild' show in some episodes were not natural to the environment, and that for health and safety concerns the crew and host received some survival assistance while in the field. Moving forward the program will be 100 percent transparent and all elements of the filming will be explained up-front to our viewers. In addition, shows that are to be repeated will be edited appropriately.

No Bear!:
·   Bear Grylls Thrills Bogus [NY Post]
·   Man vs Wild More Like Man vs Hotel [HotelChatter]
·   Bear Grylls Fake, But Still Hot [D-Listed]
·   Grylls To Be Transparent [BBC]
·   Bear Grylls On Flickr [Flickr]
·   Man vs. Wild Locked Until August 6, 2007 [Wikipedia]

Archived Comments:

Eating Salmon

In one episode he ate a Chunk right out of a fresh Salmon he was seen to catch, alive! That was real but i doubt some of the things he does, ive watched a few episodes, and he does have a camera crew with him, so they must have some supplies. He probabally gets some worldwide travel holiday accommodation lined up before travelling.