Here’s what to expect from the brand-new season of Running Wild with Bear Grylls

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Bear Grylls in the Sierra Nevada Desert Gorge in Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge. (Photo: National Geographic/Ben Simms)
Bear Grylls in the Sierra Nevada Desert Gorge in Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge. (Photo: National Geographic/Ben Simms)

TV SHOW: Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge


TV’s favourite action man, Bear Grylls, is back with brand new episodes of his hit National Geographic show Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

This season he’ll be kicking it up a notch by introducing Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge.

This season, guests will not only be pushed physically and mentally — like plunging into a frozen lake in the Canadian Rockies or foraging for food in the deserts of the Great Basin — but Bear will be testing each on their survival skills.

The celebrities will be tested beyond other guests: after Bear teaches each of them a key set of skills, they will then have to master them on their own and deploy those skills at a high-intensity moment to earn their extraction from the wilderness.

Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge premieres on National Geographic (DStv 181, Starsat 220) on Wednesdays, 28 September at 21:00.

Canadian Rockies - Simu Kim in RUNNING WILD WITH B
Simu Liu in the Canadian Rockies in Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge. (Photo: National Geographic/Ben Simms)

The series starts with first guest The Mighty Thor Natalie Portman.

Following the premiere, weekly episodes will feature fellow Marvel superhero Simu Liu, actor Ashton Kutcher, Oscar-nominee for Little Women Florence Pugh, actor Anthony Anderson, and actor and comedian Rob Riggle.

Previous seasons of Running Wild with Bear Grylls are currently streaming on Disney+ with guests that include Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Anthony Mackie, Dave Bautista, Cara Delevingne, Bobby Bones, Terry Crews, Rainn Wilson, Keegan-Michael Key and more.


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