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Bear Grylls

FIRED By Discovery Channel

3/13/2012 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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For the first time in his career, "Man vs. Wild" star Bear Grylls has failed to survive ... at the Discovery Channel -- because the network just fired him.

A rep for Discovery tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all current productions with him."

Sources tell THR, the relationship came to a screeching halt after 37-year-old Grylls refused to participate in two mystery projects he was contracted for.

Grylls originally partnered with Discovery in 2006 when "Man vs. Wild" premiered on the network. So far, no word on Grylls' next move ... though it will probably somehow involve him drinking his own urine.

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Kirby89    

Of course it's fake - it's television. If you want to learn "real" survival, read a damn book. Man vs Wild was made for entertainment and dammit, it was.

956 days ago
62.

scmbgs    

check out the bear ****ed up and passed out in some smoke shows east side apartment: http://www.brilliantarrogance.com/

956 days ago
63.

American Mom    

He got fired for refusing to do some stuff? Just what is it that they wanted him to do? That I would really like to know because he seemed to have no problem doing all kinds of crazy stuff in the name of survival. (eating fish eyeballs, a sheeps heart, giving himself an enema) Yikes! Find out what he wouldn't do and let us know. That would be an interesting story!

956 days ago
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junaid javaid    

well, it was a good show..
dont worry Bear, you'll find another contract..

956 days ago
65.

max    

******* lol

956 days ago
66.

Walter    

Talk about a one-trick pony. Grylls did the same shtick over and over for 6 years. It was time for him to move on to something else, anyway.

956 days ago
67.

K    

Just got fired from discovery channel? Better drink my own piss.

956 days ago
68.

Soulwisher    

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956 days ago
69.

Volt    

To prove him good, he must try to swim nake through a river filled with piranhas

956 days ago
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ronniecmoore    

he will not have any trouble finding work

956 days ago
71.

John_Dunkel    

The Discovery Channel is becoming more and more like MTV, MTV has no Music on it but stupid reality TV shows. Same with Discovery Channel... nothing to discover but Cash Cab, American Chopper and Deadliest Catch. Boooo!

956 days ago
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Brandy Nguyen    

Seriously, Bear Grylls isn't a "fraud" if you think about what he does. Sure, he doesn't survive as well as Les Stroud, but he does demonstrations, whilst Stroud actually survives. He's done a lot of risky and unappealing things on camera, so there's evidence that he's not entirely "fake". He has taught us something before, I'm sure of it. That's why he hosts this show.

955 days ago
73.

JOe    

You guys are saying an ex SAS member is not a real survivalist? The SAS is the best special forces in the world and are trained to excel in every area, including survival. If you put Bear Grylls and Les Stroud in the wilderness with no equipment and told them to go to a determined location Bear Grylls would do it faster and with a greater efficiency.

951 days ago
74.

samou    

TMZ make everything look ugly, and to all bear grylls haters.. **** all of you, what the odds of you getting lost in the wilderness? Yeah, les stroud might have been more "real" to you, but the show is boring as ****.

shallow minded *******s, yeah no one is going to do what bear would, that's why we watch it, we're watching extreme forms of survival skills. even if you watch les stroud 100times, you won't learn any survival skills, he basically sleeps all the time and do nothing.

951 days ago
75.

Martin    

Just got fired. Better drink my own piss.

950 days ago
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