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    Anyone watching his new series is it just me or is he insane want to get some of his old dvd's as this is the 1st time ive watched him and i'm hooked,he's on channel 4 tonight so make sure you all watch

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    I thought he was crazy until I read this: -
    Criticism

    Man vs. Wild / Born Survivor has been criticized for fabricating some of the situations Grylls finds himself in. In 2006 it was revealed that Born Survivor misled viewers into believing that Grylls was stranded in the wild alone when he was not and Channel 4 suspended the show for a few weeks.[28]
    The issue of scenes being manipulated was raised by Mark Weinert, a US survival consultant. He told the UK's Sunday Times that Grylls spent nights in a motel in Hawaii when he was claiming to be stranded on a desert island. Mr Weinert also alleged that a raft was put together by team members before being taken apart so Grylls could be filmed building it.[29]
    Grylls was shown trying to ride "wild" horses that were in fact tame, and had been hired from a trekking station nearby. A scene where Grylls was purported to have escaped from an active volcano by leaping across lava, avoiding poisonous sulphur dioxide gas, was actually created with special effects, using hot coal and smoke machines. Similarly, it was revealed that Grylls stayed at a crew base-camp in the Costa Rican jungle, while giving viewers the impression that he was alone. There have been several other incidents, including the impression Grylls built a raft "in a matter of hours with no tools". According to an adviser on the show, the raft was actually in part built by a stunt consultant. This episode implied it was filmed on a small South Pacific island, which Channel 4 admitted was actually a peninsula in Hawaii, the scene of Hollywood movie shoots. These incidents were confirmed by Channel 4, who argued that it was not a documentary, but a "how-to" guide to survival, implying that staged scenes were acceptable in that context.[30][31][32][33]
    Discovery and Channel 4 aired reedited episodes, removing elements that were too planned, with a fresh voice-over and a preceding announcement pointing out that some situations are 'presented to Bear to show the viewer how to survive'.
    Survivalist Ray Mears has labelled Grylls a "boy scout" (a somewhat ironic comment given that Grylls was later appointed to the role of Chief Scout of the UK), and a "showman" who uses TV trickery on his programme Born Survivor,[18] although it was pointed out by some that these accusations were timed to coincide with the start of one of Mears' shows on BBC2.

    Ray Mears, that guy is a legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmac View Post
    Anyone watching his new series is it just me or is he insane want to get some of his old dvd's as this is the 1st time ive watched him and i'm hooked,he's on channel 4 tonight so make sure you all watch

    That guy sure is nuts .... look out for the episode where he cuts out the inside of a camel to use as shelter in the desert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hideous View Post
    I thought he was crazy until I read this: -
    Criticism

    Man vs. Wild / Born Survivor has been criticized for fabricating some of the situations Grylls finds himself in. In 2006 it was revealed that Born Survivor misled viewers into believing that Grylls was stranded in the wild alone when he was not and Channel 4 suspended the show for a few weeks.[28]
    The issue of scenes being manipulated was raised by Mark Weinert, a US survival consultant. He told the UK's Sunday Times that Grylls spent nights in a motel in Hawaii when he was claiming to be stranded on a desert island. Mr Weinert also alleged that a raft was put together by team members before being taken apart so Grylls could be filmed building it.[29]
    Grylls was shown trying to ride "wild" horses that were in fact tame, and had been hired from a trekking station nearby. A scene where Grylls was purported to have escaped from an active volcano by leaping across lava, avoiding poisonous sulphur dioxide gas, was actually created with special effects, using hot coal and smoke machines. Similarly, it was revealed that Grylls stayed at a crew base-camp in the Costa Rican jungle, while giving viewers the impression that he was alone. There have been several other incidents, including the impression Grylls built a raft "in a matter of hours with no tools". According to an adviser on the show, the raft was actually in part built by a stunt consultant. This episode implied it was filmed on a small South Pacific island, which Channel 4 admitted was actually a peninsula in Hawaii, the scene of Hollywood movie shoots. These incidents were confirmed by Channel 4, who argued that it was not a documentary, but a "how-to" guide to survival, implying that staged scenes were acceptable in that context.[30][31][32][33]
    Discovery and Channel 4 aired reedited episodes, removing elements that were too planned, with a fresh voice-over and a preceding announcement pointing out that some situations are 'presented to Bear to show the viewer how to survive'.
    Survivalist Ray Mears has labelled Grylls a "boy scout" (a somewhat ironic comment given that Grylls was later appointed to the role of Chief Scout of the UK), and a "showman" who uses TV trickery on his programme Born Survivor,[18] although it was pointed out by some that these accusations were timed to coincide with the start of one of Mears' shows on BBC2.

    Ray Mears, that guy is a legend.
    You have just ****ed on my bonfire i thought he was the real deal,even thought about camping out in the garden one night this week

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    Bigmac. looks like you will be having a beer tonight instead now. "oh" well.

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    Too right ed my misses was right she always said i bet he's sitting in a nice hotel room at night lol,cant say i blame him after eating all them things yuk !! no wonder he needs a room bet he has the trots 24-7
    Still watch his DVD's tho think he's a good entertainer and i like these sort of programs just wish ed harris would do the sas training program again

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    i still like watching him and the way he over dramatises things

    hes got some good tips if you are ever caught in one of those situations not me though i don't have a passport lol

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    Yeah, it's still good to watch, and most of what he does is the real deal probably. His rep has been tarnished a bit, but he's still undoubtedly a nutcase for doing some of those things.

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    Watched him last week traverse down them vines and i though WTF !!! he has a death wish

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    Ray Mears, now that's an expert. Jaw dropping amount of knowledge on all things survival. Bear Girls, get to the back....
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