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Bear Grylls: 'I want to take Donald Trump into the jungle!'

Published 03/06/2016

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Bear Grylls has set his sights on taking controversial U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump into the wilderness for a special episode of his adventure programme.

Bear Grylls wants Donald Trump to take part in his adventure show.

The 41-year-old action man hit headlines when he took current U.S. President Barack Obama into the Alaskan wilderness for Bear Goes Wild with Barack Obama. The show saw Obama eat raw salmon and build a fire with Bear, but he was never in any danger as he had 50 secret service agents with him.

Now Bear has set his sights on another political legend for his programme - Republican presidential candidate Trump.

"I'd love to do Donald Trump," Bear told Britain's Metro newspaper. "But the problem with Trump is, because it's election time, you'd have to do all the other candidates."

The other candidates include Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Another person Bear would enjoy putting through her paces is Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. Calling the royal "incredible", Bear added: "She's a scouting ambassador, and she's got such a natural adventurer spirit."

Bear's interview comes just days after it was revealed his series Bear Grylls: Mission Survive, which sees a group of celebrities tested on their survival skills in the wilderness, has been axed after two series.

"We had two exciting series of Mission Survive but the commissioning team continues to refresh the channel’s entertainment portfolio and so we have taken the decision not to commission a further series," an ITV spokeswoman said.

"We would like to thank Bear and the production team for everything that they achieved with the series. We have a number of projects with Bear in the pipeline and we will be announcing more details in due course."

The second series of Mission Survive, which aired earlier this year (16), saw stars including Samantha Barks and Neil Morrissey tackle a gruelling expedition in southern Africa.

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