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Running Wild with Bear Grylls

Running Wild with Bear Grylls
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The new series of Running Wild... kicks off with Bear Grylls taking actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Kenya for a two-day macho mini-break like no other

The new series kicks off with Bear Grylls taking actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Kenya for a two-day adrenaline-fuelled macho mini-break like no other.

Bear arrives hanging off a helicopter (of course) and whisks Joseph off to the searing desert for the chance to drink camel milk, eat rotting buffalo tongue and camp among some of the world’s most dangerous predators.

Joseph, who found fame in the American sitcom Third Rock from the Sun, is a self-confessed city boy who’s not that comfortable with Bear’s version of the wild.

Running Wild with Bear Grylls

But he gives it a really good go, embracing his inner tough guy and conquering his fears. Although we’re not sure he’ll be ordering buffalo again!

TV Times star rating: ****

Mandy Cooper
Mandy Cooper

As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.