Bear Grylls is a British adventurer, writer, television presenter and businessman. He has become known worldwide as one of the most recognised faces of survival and outdoor adventure, widely known for his television series Man vs Wild which ran for seven seasons. He has since hosted over six seasons of the BAFTA award-winning series The Island with Bear Grylls as well as the Emmy Award nominated series Hostile Planet and You vs Wild.
Trained from a young age in martial arts, Grylls went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, as part of 21 SAS Regiment. It was here that he perfected many of the survival skills that his fans all over the world enjoy, as he pits himself against the worst of Mother Nature.
His autobiography Mud, Sweat and Tears spent 15 weeks at Number 1 in the Sunday Times Bestseller list, and he has written over 85 book, selling in excess of 15 million copies worldwide.
He is an Honorary Colonel to the Royal Marines Commandos, the youngest ever UK Chief Scout and the first ever Chief Ambassador to the World Scout Movement, representing a global family of some fifty million Scouts.