Bear's Mission with Warwick Davis - ITV
Actor Warwick Davis is put through his paces by Bear Grylls in the Lake District, as he faces a tricky rock climb, sleeps in a cave and catches his supper
Considering the fact that he’s a self-confessed fussy eater, who likes to have access to proper toilet facilities when he travels, Warwick Davis is properly ‘out of his comfort zone’ as he joins Bear Grylls for an outward bound adventure.
However, the Harry Potter actor does get stuck in, eating a fish eyeball (yuk!) and clambering up and down sheer rock faces.
'The thing I’ve learnt about Bear Grylls is to keep him at a safe distance behind your television screen, because in real life, he’s a nightmare!' Davis tells us.
'Seriously though, Bear has this wonderful way of getting people to reconnect with nature and life, which is something I’ve tried to retain since coming back from my time with him.
'Also I found out he doesn’t drink his own wee as often as you might think!' he adds.
Then again, when you consider that he had to put up with serial grouch Karl Pilkington as his travel companion in the very funny An Idiot Abroad, maybe this was a walk in the park – well, Lake District – by comparison!
TV Times rating: ****
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