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Sir David Attenborough 'too dry for today's TV'

By Helen Pye

Published 10/09/2015

Adventure trail: Bear Grylls
Adventure trail: Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls has said that Sir David Attenborough's traditional approach to natural history is "a bit dry" for today's young audience.

The former SAS trooper and TV adventurer from Donaghadee in Co Down is set to follow in the octogenarian's footsteps with his new ITV natural history series, Britain's Biggest Adventures.

"If it's just natural history it can be a little bit dry," he told Radio Times.

"When Attenborough was 25 it was totally not dry, because it was totally new, but to do something for young people now, it needs that adventure, I think, to inspire them."

Grylls made it clear that he was not criticising Attenborough, adding that he was "a personal hero".

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