The TV adventurer, who previously accompanied President Barack Obama on a trip in to the Alaskan wilderness in 2015, tells Radio Times that Trump has one quality that might help him in the elements – “There’s no doubting he’s tenacious.”
However, Bear has this word of caution: “Donald Trump is a person who likes to be king and the one thing I’ve learnt in the wild is you’re never the king. You’ve got to learn to put the crown down. I’m actually on the same network, NBC, as The Apprentice. But I kind of hope he’s got more important things to do than to go on an adventure with me.”
Trump might be particularly fond of his Mar-a-Lago dessert, but there’s no saying what would be on table. Bear has previously partaken of a yak’s eyeball, raw snake or giant larvae when hunger has struck. Despite this singular menu, he tells Radio Times that superstars from Roger Federer to Julia Roberts are queueing up for an adventure with him
When he’s not leading expeditions far beyond most people’s comfort zones, Bear Grylls is performing his duties as this country’s Chief Scout. He boasts that, under his leadership, numbers in the movement have boomed. He says: “Young people in this country get such a hard time. You know, the so-called ‘hoodie generation’. But my experience as Chief Scout is that young people are incredible. What they lack is opportunities.”
Read the full interview with Bear Grylls in next week’s Radio Times, on sale now.