Bear Grylls: Mission Survive axed by ITV


Bear Grylls's gruelling reality TV show Mission Survive has been axed.

The show, which saw celebrities battle through the wilds on a survival expedition, will not be commissioned for another series.

Bear Grylls attending the Royal Television Society Programme Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel

The most recent series of Bear Grylls: Mission Survive saw stars including Coronation Street actress Michelle Collins and former England footballer and coach Stuart Pearce struggle through challenges set by Bear in the wilds of southern Africa, before Arsenal Ladies and England footballer Alex Scott won the 12-day mission.

The first series featured actress Emilia Fox and her brother Laurence, as well as retired rugby player Mike Tindall. It was filmed in Costa Rica and was won by DJ and model Vogue Williams.

The cast of the first series

A spokeswoman for ITV said: "We had two exciting series of Mission Survive but the commissioning team continues to refresh the channel's entertainment portfolio and so we have taken the decision not to commission a further series.

"We would like to thank Bear and the production team for everything that they achieved with the series. We have a number of projects with Bear in the pipeline and we will be announcing more details in due course."

Bear Grylls Survival School will be returning to CITV for a second series soon.