BRYDON AND BEAR BONDING
COMEDIAN Rob Brydon rescued a sheep as he returned to his homeland alongside Bear Grylls for an adventure in Snowdonia.
Last week’s ITV’s Bear’s Mission With Rob Brydon showed the pair exploring the North Wales coast where they were forced to climb into a giant sinkhole after a sheep got stuck.
The Gavin And Stacey star said of the rescue: “That was an experience.
“He is strong, he can bite and he can kick. Bear assures me he would be stuck here, they don’t get out on their own so we have done him a favour.”
Brydon compared the Welsh adventure to leaving the Cubs after a week as a six-year-old “because it was too tough”.
He added: “I like the outdoors, I used to love building dens and I climbed trees and would make rope swings on trees, that was my big thing.”
Brydon also reflected on his late emergence into the world of comedy, telling Grylls: “I’m always telling my kids about my failures and embarrassments, that’s a big thing.
“I’m always telling them about the jobs I go up for and don’t get, audiences that don’t particularly take to me. Almost all actors suffer incredible knock-backs... but they have to keep their self-belief.
“I took years to break through in comedy. I was 35. I did two shows in 2000, one was called Marion And Geoff and I did another show called Human Remains. They won awards and they got me noticed and then all of a sudden it just changed, it was remarkable, suddenly people were interested.”
● Rob Brydon appeared on ITV’s Bear’s Mission