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Bear Grylls is one of the world's most recognised faces of survival and outdoor adventure.
Trained from a young age in martial arts, Grylls went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, serving with 21 SAS. It was here that he perfected many of the skills that have been the subject of his award-winning television shows and books.
His Emmy nominated show "Man vs Wild" became one of the most-watched programmes on the planet, with an estimated audience of 1.2 billion. He then progressed to US Network TV, hosting the hit adventure show "Running Wild" on NBC, where he took some of the world’s best known movie stars on incredible adventures, including the likes of President Barack Obama, Ben Stiller, Kate Winslet, Zac Efron and Channing Tatum.
Grylls co-owns and hosts the BAFTA award winning "The Island with Bear Grylls" on Channel 4, which has sold as a format all around the world. In addition, Grylls co-owns and hosts ITV & CITV’s "Bear Grylls Survival School" as well "Absolute Wild" for Chinese TV.
Grylls is currently the youngest ever Chief Scout to the UK Scout Association and is an honorary Colonel to the Royal Marines Commandos.
He has authored over 20 books, including his number one best selling autobiography Mud, Sweat & Tears (2012).
The ultimate survivor, Bear's speeches draw on a lifetime of incredible adventures to show what it takes to maintain peak performance and achieve the impossible. He is as inspirational as he is entertaining.