By Simon Farnsworth
TV adventurer Bear Grylls has been dropped by Discovery Channel after the two parties failed to agree a new contract.
The 37-year-old’s hit show, Man vs Wild, has been on the Discovery Channel since 2006 and is broadcast in over 200 countries.
However, Grylls and the Discovery Channel clashed over the British stars participation in two unannounced shows.
The publicist of the former SAS member confirmed the separation stating that they could not reach a “mutual agreement on new programming.”
His publicist told The Hollywood Reporter; “Bear’s goal has always been to make life-empowering shows for his many fans around the globe, and he has taken great risks to bring Discovery such award-winning programming over seven seasons.
“Unfortunately, Bear and Discovery have not been able to come to mutual agreement on new programming, and he disagrees with Discovery’s decision to terminate current productions. Bear has loved the Man vs. Wild journey and looks forward to producing further cutting-edge content again soon for his loyal audience.”
Grylls sent a message to fans through twitter, tweeting; “Thank you fans for your support!!”
“Super proud of my team and all they’ve built with ManVsWild. Looking forward to the next set of Adventures!!”