Bear Grylls, an ex-SAS member known for his survival shows such as ‘Survive in the Snow’ has revealed he visited Ukraine this week and hinted at a ‘special programme’ he said will show a side of President Volodymyr Zelensky ‘never shown before’.
This news is what Russia and Putin will look out for as Ukraine sets in for a hard winter amid Russian bombardment.
The survivalist TV star hinted at a ‘special programme’ said to be ‘coming soon’, leading some to speculate a special on Ukrainians surviving the winter was forthcoming.
After meeting Zelensky, he said: “It has been an experience for me like no other. As the country goes into winter, and with their infrastructure under attack, survival for millions of people is a very real daily struggle.
”’I wanted to ask how he was really coping… I got so much more,” he said about his conversation with the President, hinting at content for a possible special.
Zelensky said in a statement: “Bear Grylls, thank you for this visit to Ukraine! It is important to make the world hear the truth about the struggle of Ukrainians for their freedom and democracy, about the missile terror of the aggressor against our people.”
Grylls is the son of the late Conservative politician Sir Michael Grylls, he joined the army and the SAS before becoming a TV star and expert survivalist.
Earlier this year, he led a secret expedition to Mount Everest aiming to recover the body of Pipa Middleton’s brother-in-law, who died in a climbing accident.