Rugged survivor man Bear Grylls has finally found an enemy he cannot beat...his own television network!
The Man Versus Wild host has been given the steel-toed boot treatment after the Discovery Channel announced Bear would no longer be part of the network's roster. The firing comes after a lengthy contract dispute between Bear (real name Edward Michael Grylls) and network executives, in which neither party could reach acceptable terms.
Bear has hosted the popular program since 2006, in which he uses and teaches survival techniques in difficult or life-threatening situations. The host gained fame for his outrageous techniques during the course of the show, including drinking his own urine to survive being lost in the desert and munching down on just about any insect or rodent he could find.
A spokesperson for the 38-year-old states, "Bear has loved the Man vs. Wild journey, and looks forward to producing further cutting-edge content again soon for his loyal audience." Grylls has been married to wife Shara since 2000 and they have three sons, Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry!