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Anthony Mackie and Bear Grylls in Running Wild With Bear Grylls

Ready to go Running Wild With Bear Grylls?

Ready to go Running Wild With Bear Grylls?


Find out which big-name stars are about to tackle the great outdoors, as the survival show returns for a new series on National Geographic

By Virgin TV Edit

A whole new batch of Hollywood celebrities are about to swap red carpets for rockier terrain, because survivalist Bear Grylls is back to put them through their paces in a brand new series of Running Wild With Bear Grylls on National Geographic.


Each week, Grylls will be joined by a famous face for a survival expedition like no other. Dropped in some of the world’s most hostile environments, they must dig deep to conquer their fears, overcome intense physical challenges and eat whatever food they can find. This ain’t no Californian spa weekend.



Want to know more about this returning series, including who is involved and when you can watch the first episode? Then follow us, as we get you bang up to speed with what to expect…


Remind me, what’s the show about?

Running Wild With Bear Grylls is all about survival under pressure. Each episode sees Grylls and a celebrity head out to an extreme location, where they must pass tough physical tests, handle mental stress and do whatever it takes to come out the other side in one piece.


Who’s taking part this year?

Bear Grylls and actor Rainn Wilson in Running Wild

Rainn Wilson was starting to wish he was back in Scranton

The brave celebs stepping up to the plate are Hollywood star Anthony Mackie (Avengers: Endgame), TV hardman Terry Crews, Rainn Wilson (aka The Office’s Dwight Schrute) and Emmy-winning actor Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele). But that’s not all, because veteran tough guy Danny Trejo (Machete), pioneering ex-racing driver Danica Patrick and TV personality Bobby Bones and fiancée Caitlin Parker will also be along for the ride.


Where are they heading?

Wherever there is danger, that’s where you’ll find Bear Grylls and his latest protegé. Highlights include the raw beauty (and freezing conditions) of Italy’s Dolomite Mountains, the lava fields of Iceland and the epic sandstone cliffs of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. They all look stunning. And they’re all fraught with danger.


Who’s featured on the show before?

Bear Grylls and actor Kate Winslet in Running Wild

Kate Winslet put on a brave face after being told it was grubs again for dinner

Only the biggest names in showbiz. From Kate Winslet and Channing Tatum to Julia Roberts, Roger Federer, Kate Hudson and Michael B Jordan, Mr Grylls’ address book must be worth its weight in gold. Oh, and did we mention former US President Barack Obama even appeared in a special episode? Now that’s what we call a special guest.


What does Bear Grylls have to say about it?

“I know the power in life of never giving up, and this newest season tested that in spades. In each of these tough, unforgiving environments, from deserts to high mountains, we see these stars share some incredibly intimate and honest moments. To be part of that is a powerful inspiration – and that is so needed right now.”


When is Running Wild With Bear Grylls on TV?

The new series of Running Wild With Bear Grylls starts at 7pm on Sunday 11 April on National Geographic/HD (CH 266/268). It is also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > National Geographic.

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