Exclusive: Bear Comes Face-to-Face with Namesake

By ROBERT PACE

December 03, 2013

On the next episode of Bear Grylls: Escape From Hell, Bear gets dangerously close to his 700-pound predator namesake. ETonline has your exclusive sneak peek.

In the six-part series, the former Man vs. Wild host puts himself into a variety of dire situations based on the real extraordinary stories of those who survived similar ominous scenarios.

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On the coming episode, Bear gets up close and personal with his namesake.

To recreate the fear and terror felt by a 16-year-old hiker who had a terrifyingly close encounter with a black bear when he was lost on a mountainside, Bear intentionally gets too close for comfort with an even bigger brown bear.

"It's always a little unnerving coming face-to-face with my namesake," Grylls narrates the segment.

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Watch the exclusive clip above to see Bear's encounter with the bear as well as his advice for anyone who comes across a bear in the wild.

Check out the full episode of Bear Grylls: Escape From Hell Wednesday at 10 p.m. on Discovery.

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