Bee ter­ror for SAS hero Bear Grylls

Daily Star - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by PETER DYKE

BEAR Grylls was saved from a lifethreat­en­ing al­ler­gic re­ac­tion af­ter be­ing stung by a bee dur­ing film­ing for the SAS hard­man’s lat­est sur­vival TV series.

BEAR Grylls was saved by medics af­ter be­ing KO’d by a bee sting.

It was feared the for­mer spe­cial forces tough guy had gone into a po­ten­tially deadly ana­phy­lac­tic shock while film­ing his lat­est sur­vival series, Trea­sure Is­land.

One of the show’s con­tenders, brain sur­geon Mano Shan­mu­ganathan, said he was shocked to see the sur­vival ex­pert – who has an al­lergy to bee stings – re­act­ing so badly.

Mano, 42, from Belfast, said: “I think that Bear is an im­pres­sive guy. He un­der­stands his tasks at hand and knows what he has to achieve.

“The irony of Bear the sur­vival­ist be­ing stung, hav­ing the po­ten­tial of an al­ler­gic re­ac­tion, and need­ing to be treated with an EpiPen, was a bizarre mo­ment. That was crazy!”


Bear was trans­port­ing a new batch of ad­ven­ture junkies by boat to a re­mote is­land in the Pa­cific on the first day of film­ing for the Chan­nel 4 series when the in­sect at­tacked.

Bosses were sent into a spin as he tried to carry on film­ing, but took a fright­en­ing turn for the worse.

Medics quickly re­alised the show’s host needed help and it was feared Bear could suf­fer a life-threat­en­ing al­ler­gic re­ac­tion.

They raced to him with an EpiPen in­jec­tor con­tain­ing medicine which coun­ter­acts the venom.

The series, which kicks off next month, fol­lows on from The Is­land with Bear Grylls but has a new twist.

Con­tes­tants don’t just have to sur­vive on a re­mote is­land for a month – there is also cash up for grabs.

Dur­ing their stay bosses dropped £100,000 on to the is­land and who­ever found it could keep it or share it with the oth­ers.

A show in­sider said: “View­ers will get to see just how greedy people be­come when they know that a huge amount of money is there for the tak­ing. Are they will­ing to risk their own sur­vival in or­der to take home a huge stash of cash?”

VIC­TIM: Bear Grylls host­ing his new show

PERIL: Bee at­tacked

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