Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls outdoor survivor adventurer at Great British Speakers

Bear Grylls has become known around the world as one of the most recognised faces of survival and outdoor adventure. His journey to this acclaim started in the UK, where his late father taught him to climb and adventure.

Trained from a young age in martial arts, Bear went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, 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.

His TV Emmy nominated show Man Vs Wild / Born Survivor became one of the most watched programmes on the planet with an estimated audience of 1.2 billion.

Bear then progressed to US Network TV, hosting the hit adventure show ‘Running Wild’ on NBC, where he has taken some of the world’s best-known movie stars on incredible adventures, including the likes of President Barack Obama, Roger Federer, Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Will Ferrell and Channing Tatum. Running Wild is currently in its fifth season.

Bear co-owns and hosts the BAFTA award-winning ‘The Island with Bear Grylls’ on Channel 4, also now in its fifth season and this has sold as a format all around the world.

In addition, Bear produces and hosts ‘Bear’s Mission with...’ for ITV, and 'Absolute Wild' for Dragon TV in China.

Bear is currently the youngest ever Chief Scout to the UK Scout Association, acting as a figurehead to 40 million Scouts worldwide, and he is an honorary Colonel to the Royal Marines Commandos.

He has authored over 40 books, including his number one Bestselling autobiography: Mud, Sweat & Tears, which was also voted China's most influential book of the year for young people.

 

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