Bear Grylls and Zac Efron feast on earthworms!

(Image credit: Duncan Gaudin/NBC)

Action man, Bear Grylls is back with a new TV series, Running Wild With Bear Grylls, which sees the former SAS survivalist pushing Hollywood stars including Zac Efron, Ben Stiller and Channing Tatum to their limits on outdoor adventures.

During his adventure with one-time High School Musical star, Zac, the pair parachute into the Catskill Mountains area of New York state, trek through the remote forest, abseil down cliffs, cross foaming rivers...and feast on earthworms and pigeon-egg omelette!

"We had no food, so we dug down, pulled out a handful of worms," reveals Bear. "I found four pigeon eggs, we had a worm omelette, looked like death, and Zac had this huge grin. He was so excited to be eating a worm omelette. We munch it down. He says, 'Normally on the movie set someone brings a steak and if it's not flambed enough it's sent back. I don't care how these worms taste. I love it. This is what I wanted to do as a kid'."

Running Wild With Bear Grylls is on Wednesday 14 January, Discovery (9.00pm)

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Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters. Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave? Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!

Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy. He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.

Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)

And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.