Bear Grylls: Born Survivor

MONDAYS FROM 6TH JUNE, 9.00PM

Intrepid adventurer Bear Grylls heads back into the wild for a new series of Bear Grylls: Born Survivor, to tackle even more extreme survival challenges in some of Earth’s most inhospitable places. This series sees Bear go from the extremes of Eastern Europe’s frozen mountains, to the searing humidity, and crocodile filled landscape of Northern Australia’s Arnhem Land. 

During the series Bear finds himself in the Torres Strait, south of Papua New Guinea, where he is marooned on a desert island and must find food and water, before heading out to sea. The setting may seem idyllic, but the waters are infested with deadly jellyfish, stingrays and sharks. In another episode, Bear is not alone as he leads one lucky fan on a 48-hour survival mission to the frozen Purcell Mountains in Canada, to test his nerves, reflexes and stomach! 

Also in Canada, Bear is buried alive in an avalanche to test how long he can survive, swims 30 feet under an ice pack and weathers a blizzard in a snow cave. But even the best laid plans can go wrong as Bear finds out when he has to be airlifted to hospital after a decent down a snow covered slope goes wrong. But it’s not all a chore for Bear, as he completes a personal record: a HALO jump from 30,000 feet – so high he can see the curvature of the Earth. And, if that’s not enough, Bear also finds time to look back at his top twenty-five Bear Grylls: Born Survivor moments. 

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