The Sound of Music
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Bear Grylls | Host
Grylls has become known around the world as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. His journey to this acclaim started in the U.K. on the Isle of Wight, where his late father taught him to climb and sail. Trained from a young age in martial arts, Grylls went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces. It was here that he perfected many of the skills that his fans all over the world enjoy watching him pit against Mother Nature. Despite a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa - where he broke his back in three places - and after enduring months in military rehabilitation, Grylls went on to become one of the youngest climbers ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
He then went on to star in Discovery Channel's Emmy Award-nominated "Man vs. Wild," and "Born Survivor" TV series, which has become one of the most-watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers. Off-screen, Grylls has led record-breaking expeditions from Antarctica to the Arctic, which in turn raised over $2.5 million for children around the world. In recognition for his expertise and service, Grylls was appointed as the youngest-ever Chief Scout to 28 million Scouts worldwide and was awarded an honorary commission as a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy. He has authored 10 books, including the No. 1 bestseller "Mud, Sweat and Tears."