Bear Grylls Fired: What Next for Man vs Wild Star?
Discovery Channel Fires Bear Grylls
Survival expert Bear Grylls was fired by the Discovery Channel, whose Man vs Wild made the former British soldier a star.
The Discovery Channel began airing Man vs Wild (Born Survivor in the UK) in 2006. A minor controversy arose shortly thereafter, once it emerged that Grylls and his camera crew were not actually camping out at the sites where the show's survival pointers were demonstrated.
'Better Drink My Own Piss'
We're pretty sure that Bear Grylls will land on his feet. If worse comes to worst, he can always drink his own piss. (As you can see below, Bear Grylls himself has also referenced the better-drink-my-own-pee meme.)
“Due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all current productions with him,” a network spokesperson tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Apparently Bear Grylls was fired after he refused to participate in two "unannounced projects" which were included in his contract.
Aside from drinking his own urine and eating horrible things, Bear Grylls has also:
- Circumnavigated the British Isles on a jet ski
- Crossed the North Atlantic in an inflatable boat
- Hosted the highest-altitude formal dinner party
- Summited Mount Everest at age 23
... and he's only 37.