Bear Grylls to host Mission Survive

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 January 2015
Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls is to host new reality show 'Mission Survive' in which eight celebrities will be tasked with the ultimate challenge of survival

Bear Grylls is to host 'Mission Survive'.

The 'Born Survivor: Bear Grylls' presenter took eight celebrities into the depths of one of the most unforgiving Central American rainforests where they were tasked with competing in an epic 12-day survival mission for the new ITV series.

He said of the project: "This show is all about empowerment and I am so proud of how the celebrity team who joined me on 'Mission Survive' performed. It was without a doubt a tough expedition, but also a very life-enhancing adventure for everyone involved."

The 40-year-old former SAS reservist was on hand to push the team to their physical and emotional limits by issuing them with daily survival missions but left them to fend for themselves as they navigated treacherous obstacles and journeyed through dense and dangerous jungle in order to test their ability to adapt, improvise and overcome challenges in one of the most inhospitable environments.

He added: "I would set them daily survival missions and would then regularly back away, leaving them to their own devices, so that they would learn by doing it and making mistakes.

"That's the source of all genuine growth in a survivor, I was looking for the qualities that a survivor in a real-life scenario most needs: positivity, resourcefulness, courage, determination, and a whole heap of bloody mindedness."

The celebrity line-up - which is yet to be revealed - were tested on the fundamental principles of survival including finding shelter, water, fire and food and were tasked with abseiling down waterfalls and crossing perilous rapids among other death-defying stunts in order to find the Mission Survivor.

Each episode of 'Mission Survive' sees Bear eliminate the celebrity least equipped for survival until just three are left to battle it out for the title.

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