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Ray Mears hard-man act ‘not fooling anyone’, confirms everyone

The new ‘fearless tough guy’ approach by TV bushcraft expert Ray Mears in ITV’s new Close Encounters series is fooling ‘absolutely nobody’, an online opinion poll has suggested. Mears, who was offered the new series on the basis that he doesn’t wear tight Cub Scout shorts, has been travelling the globe, encountering infamous and unusual animals, but has ultimately left viewers disappointed.

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Posted: Jul 25th, 2013
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Native tribesmen get luxury suite as BBC unveils new twist on survival shows

tribal notions of social etiquette will be challengedHoping to cash in on the popularity of survivalists such as Ray Mears and Bear Grylls, the BBC has unveiled an exciting new adventure show which pits indigenous tribesmen from some of the most hostile places on Earth against the strange and frightening environment of a luxury 5-star hotel. According to the BBC’s latest press release, ‘Out of the Wild’ represents a radical re-imagining of the survival documentary. ‘Watch as native peoples such as the Amahuaka from the Amazon Basin, the K!ung San Bushmen of the Kalahari and the Oruks of Siberia adapt to life in the Majestic Hotel, Borehamwood, just a few miles from Elstree Studios.’

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Posted: May 6th, 2009
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