Following revelations that Bear Grylls, the ex-SAS star of 'Born Survivor' had stayed nights in a hotel instead of surviving on a desert island, there was more startling news yesterday.
Still reeling from claims that a documentary advisor had dressed up in a furry bear suit so he could pretend to scare Bear, there is more ridicule to face as it is revealed that his name is not really Bear Grylls but Pussycat Grylls. In fact the informant, his old teacher from the Poncenet de Fleuf finishing school near Paris, even hints that the R and the Y of his surname were originally swapped round over a hundred years ago by his great-grandfather, Gladys.
These revelations have deeply affected Bear who locked himself in his house and refused to go for his weekly facial.The usually affable Mr. Grylls shouted gruffly through the window 'I have no comment to make. Now go away, you're making me cry.'
His production team this morning strongly denied rumours that the programme was all done by computer graphics and had been filmed in the cellar of the 'Salon de Coiffeure' hairdressers and on Brighton beach.