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Old 10 September 2009, 04:49   #31
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Not suprised after the shit that flew around on here. Another one of those "lets rip apart the guy trying to do what we would all love to but have not got charisma or bollocks to pull off"
Spot on big guy!
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Old 10 September 2009, 09:27   #32
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Old 10 September 2009, 11:02   #33
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Of course he may be just acting, playing a part for the camera. Down at the Spar in Abersoch it's possible he's nowhere near as irritating as his screen persona.
I went up to collect my RIB from Pwllheli one afternoon, to find a blue Delta tied up alongside and a bloke and his lad sitting on my boat, chatting on the phone. Turns out it was Mr Grylls and his son - my boat had been plonked (by the boatyard) into his spot. Anyway - had a chat with him, nice guy, seemed very normal - very much not the guy on telly.

I don't generally watch his TV shows either... although I did watch the paragliding one. His mate was quite annoying...
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He could well be the nicest bloke in the World - it's the hamming it up on camera that gets me - it's a shame cos it could be a good programme if it wasn't for that!!!

Some of the true greats are the most modest people around - people like Sir Edmund Hillary - Sherpa Tenzing - Bil Tilman etc etc.
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Old 10 September 2009, 12:16   #36
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He could well be the nicest bloke in the World - it's the hamming it up on camera that gets me - it's a shame cos it could be a good programme if it wasn't for that!!!
Most of his stuff is sold to the US market, hence the slightly OTT delivery.
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Old 10 September 2009, 12:36   #37
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He could well be the nicest bloke in the World - it's the hamming it up on camera that gets me - it's a shame cos it could be a good programme if it wasn't for that!!!

Some of the true greats are the most modest people around - people like Sir Edmund Hillary - Sherpa Tenzing - Bil Tilman etc etc.
Couldn't agree more - though if it's mostly for the US tv I suppose that's understandable.

The other guys you mention, and all the rest who've achieved great feats of survival, endurance, courage, etc., did their thing because 'it was there', 'for Britain', 'to prove to themselves it could be done' or just 'why not?'. They weren't doing it to make a TV show. If any, that was incidental. BG, on the other hand, is making TV shows. If he sells them he's a success. Hillary and the rest of them are/were on a different plane altogether in my opinion.
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He owns the island off abersoch, northern Tim has seen him in spar there!! Catch some fish grylls!


Hi I didnt think he owned the island i heard he was "borowing it" i thought it was owned by Carla Lane, and he really ruffs it to get to the island in his helicopter !!

I guess being an all time hero he needs a Day off

Isnt he also the Head Boy scout or what ever there called

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Hi I didnt think he owned the island i heard he was "borowing it" i thought it was owned by Carla Lane, and he really ruffs it to get to the island in his helicopter !!

I guess being an all time hero he needs a Day off

Isnt he also the Head Boy scout or what ever there called

Andy
I read that he'd bought it. I think it was an artical in the financial section of some rag, he detailed his mortgage on the island and where his income came from.
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he detailed his mortgage on the island and where his income came from.
You've bought all his back copies of his vids ? that should keep him warm at night
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