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Bear Grylls Once Had Diarrhoea While Climbing A Mountain After Eating “A Dodgy Snake”: “I Did The Business… Into Free Air”

It was not a good day to be his cameraman. 
Bear Grylls Once Had Diarrhoea While Climbing A Mountain After Eating “A Dodgy Snake”: “I Did The Business… Into Free Air”

Bear Grylls once had the misfortune of taking a diarrhoea dump while climbing a mountain.

In a recent episode of the YouTube series Hot Ones, when quizzed by host Sean Evans on the worst place to have a bad case of the runs, the 48-year-old British survivalist it was the time when he was scaling up a big cliff a day after he had eaten “a dodgy snake”.

“I was halfway up this rock face and I felt it coming, you know, and as you know, when it comes you can’t [stop it],” he recalled. “There’s nowhere to hide, [so] I said to the camera guy, Look, you turn the camera off, this ain’t waiting for no one.”

With one hand on the rock and the other to remove his trousers, Grylls “did the business... into free air, you know, [with the] crew underneath going (feigned hysterical scream)”.

Here’s the kicker: As he was putting on his trousers, he realised “the camera [lights] all blinking still.” “There’s nothing sacred,” he said. (Yes, somewhere out there, in someone’s hard drive, lies horrific footage of Grylls’ shit-drizzle, maybe.)

Elsewhere on the show, when asked which kind of animal testicles he’s eaten have the best shot at becoming a mainstream menu item, Grylls said, “None of them.” They all tasted awful but the goat’s gonads had to be the worst.

Grylls then went on to describe his nut-devouring feast that happened in the Sahara.

“I saw the goat before and it was quite a small goat, I thought this is gonna be okay until I saw the size of the testicles, and I thought that that is out of proportion,” he said.

“Anyway, I tried to eat this thing and I thought I’d try and swallow it because I didn’t want to bite into this massive testicle that was just going to get ugly. So I tried to swallow this thing and it got halfway down but it was too big, so I threw it up, now having a mouthful, and then bit down.

"So now I got testicle sac, sperm, and vomit in my mouth. But I didn’t want to be rude [to the Berber host] so I tried to hold it there and then eventually kind of got it down.”

Looking back, Grylls added, “That was a bad day, yeah.”

Grylls returns to National Geographic Channel next week with another season of Running Wild with Bear Grylls, where he takes A-list celebs — including Natalie Portman, Simu Liu, Florence Pugh, and Ashton Kutcher — to explore the great outdoors.  

Watch Grylls’ Hot Ones interview here:

 

 

Running Wild with Bear Grylls Season 7 premieres on National Geographic Channel (Singtel Ch 201, StarHub Ch 411) on Tuesday (July 26), 9am (same day telecast as the US). Earlier seasons are available on Disney+.

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