Is Bear Grylls’s Show Faked? Here is the Answer
5He Takes Extreme and Unnecessary Risks
In many of his shows he does stunts which are exaggerated and useless with no apparent reward or purpose. In one show he actually runs on a railway track, scales a railway bridge with no safety gears and jumps into a moving locomotive to reach safety. Since he shows himself as an expert in survival skills his useless dangerous stunts do not go with his original mission which is to keep people safe from harm, but of course it makes a good watch and huge TRP.
6He Recommends Drinking Urine
Yes, he does advocate drinking urine and its gross and he does it often and there is also a meme of it. In fact, he made a mouse stew with urine of actress Michelle Rodrigues! Yes, there have been real life survivors who had to use that technique to stay alive, but they themselves discourage this practise because as it contains harmful bacteria and viruses and drinking it is like drinking sea water when dehydrated as it does not help.
7He Staged A Caiman Confrontation
In the show, “The island With Bear Grylls” there are so called novice contestants dropped in most dangerous situations and confronting wild life is one of them. They have to fend for themselves without any modern amenities or resources. That’s why the producers unleashed Caimans for their dramatic survival.
But the catch is the identities of these so-called contestants, and they aren’t novices at all. People are lied to that they do not have any experience of the outdoors which is not true. Most of them are TV professionals, some of them have even worked with Grylls and one had spent time in extreme environments and war zones and last one was a sound expert again well experienced in surviving dangerous situations.
8He Faked an Encounter with Wild Horses
The episode shot in Sierra Nevada where Grylls comes face to face with wild horses was a sham. The point was that the horses were “not so wild” as claimed in the show. They were apparently trucked and bought to the location for the shoot.