Bear Grylls has stripped off for a new adventure-themed magazine cover shoot and spoke about what inspired him to launch his successful career.
The adventurer, 49, went completely naked as he posed up a storm for the seventh issue of More Or Less Magazine.
He showed off his toned physique as he posed in the nude with leaves covering his modesty in the nature-inspired snaps.
Bear also went shirtless and fixed the camera with a smoldering gaze as he held a toy snake wrapped around his shoulders.
The TV presenter also playfully posed covered in mud for other photographs, while he also wore a Scout uniform in a nod to his role as Chief Scout.
Nude: Bear Grylls has stripped off for a new adventure-themed magazine cover shoot and spoke about how he launched his successful career
Raunchy: The adventurer, 49, went shirtless and held a toy snake as he posed up a storm for an array of nature-inspired shots for the seventh issue of More Or Less Magazine
In the pictures, taken by Oliver Hadlee Pearch and styled by Charlotte Collet, Bear also wore a backpack equipped with survival gear.
Bear also spoke about how his father Michael, who was a Royal Marine commando, taught him about adventuring from a young age, inspiring his successful career.
He told the magazine: ‘I had a dad who had been a Royal Marine commando, so he taught me a lot at a young age.
‘I was a scout at a young age and I really wanted to have a job that was about adventure and the outdoors.
‘So I learned all this stuff accidentally and then when I started TV I thought, “Well, I know all of this already,” but the more of it I did, the more I realised that really I didn’t know that much, and I feel that to this day.’
His latest shoot comes after Bear told how he is ’embarrassed’ that he used to promote veganism, and now shuns vegetables completely.
In May, he claimed that he has ‘never felt stronger’ and that his skin and gut have ‘never been better’ after binning a plant-based diet.
Muddy: The TV presenter also playfully posed covered in mud for other photographs as he wore a black vest top
Playful: Bear gave the photoshoot his all as he grinned and struck fun poses while covered in mud
Serious: Bear also posed with a fake fish on a spear as he channeled his adventurer lifestyle for the shoot
Inspired by how our ancestors survived for millennia, Bear instead eats red meat, blood, bone marrow, as well as salted butter, eggs, fruit and honey.
As well as veg, he avoids processed foods, bread and pasta.
‘I was vegan quite a few years ago – in fact I wrote a vegan cookbook, and I feel a bit embarrassed because I really promoted that,’ he said in an interview with PA.
‘I thought that was good for the environment and I thought it was good for my health.
‘And through time and experience and knowledge and study, I realised I was wrong on both counts.’
But while Bear claims the science stacks up, experts insist that vegan diets can be perfectly healthy and vegetables are key for a balanced diet.
Experts also say that despite red meat being a good protein source, too much can increase the risk of bowel cancer, while a recent Harvard University study found low-carb diets can increase the risk of early death.
The negative effect of the meat industry on the environment is also well-documented.
A study published in Nature Food in 2021 found meat accounts for nearly 60 per cent of all greenhouse gases from global food production, and causes twice the pollution of production of plant-based foods.
But the father-of-three believes that ‘one of the worst things for the environment’ is food that contains palm oil and soy oil.
Shoot: The TV presenter also wore a Scout uniform in a nod to his role as Chief Scout
Representing: He wore a khaki shirt covered in Scout badges as he showed his support for the youth group
Adventurer: Bear also spoke about how his father Michael, who was a Royal Marine commando, taught him about adventuring from a young age, inspiring his successful career
Ready for action: In the pictures, taken by Oliver Hadlee Pearch and styled by Charlotte Collet, Bear also wore a backpack equipped with survival gear
‘It’s terrible for the environment, strips rainforests, and kills a ton of animals in the process,’ he said.
He’s also not impressed with processed vegetarian and vegan food that contains seed oils. ‘I used to think they were brilliant,’ he said.
‘And then I started looking at the ingredients and just thought hold on, this is horrific. This is so processed, and it’s full of seed oils.’
Read the full feature in More Or Less Magazine now.