Bear Grylls: Mission Survive

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Bear Grylls: Mission Survive
GenreReality
Presented byBear Grylls
StarringMegan Hine
Scott Heffield
Voices ofSheridan Smith (2015)
Elizabeth Carling (2016)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes12
Production
Production location(s)Costa Rica (Series 1)
South Africa (Series 2)
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Release
Original networkITV
Picture format16:9 (HDTV)
Original release20 February 2015 (2015-02-20) –
7 April 2016 (2016-04-07)

Bear Grylls: Mission Survive is a reality television show presented by Bear Grylls featuring eight celebrities on a 12-day survival mission. The celebrities are tested on fundamental principles of survival, and have to navigate through difficult terrains.[1] Grylls is assisted by survival expert Megan Hine and former commando Scott Heffield, who accompany the celebrities.[2] Their assessment of how the celebrities performed helps Bear Grylls decide who to eliminate in each episode. The show was filmed in Costa Rica for the first series and moved to South Africa for the second series in 2016.

The first series aired in 2015 and was won by DJ and model Vogue Williams.[3] Shortly after the first series aired, it was announced that the show would return in 2016 and was won by Arsenal L.F.C. player Alex Scott.[4]

On 30 May 2016, ITV announced that Bear Grylls: Mission Survive would not be returning for a third series due to the falling ratings of series two.[5]

Series 1 (2015)[edit]

Participants[edit]

The eight celebrities taking part in the series were announced on 4 February 2015:[1]

Celebrity Known for Status
Max George The Wanted singer Eliminated 1st
on 27 February 2015
Jamelia Singer & Loose Women panelist Eliminated 2nd
on 6 March 2015
Laurence Fox Lewis actor & singer Eliminated 3rd
on 13 March 2015
Emilia Fox Film & television actress Eliminated 4th
on 13 March 2015
Tom Rosenthal Comedian Eliminated 5th
on 20 March 2015
Kelly Holmes Olympic middle distance runner Runners-up
on 3 April 2015
Mike Tindall Former England rugby player
Vogue Williams DJ, model & presenter Winner
on 3 April 2015

Results summary[edit]

Celebrities Episodes Eliminated Reason
1 1 2 3 4 2 5 6
Vogue Winner Day 12 No reason given
Mike Runner-up Day 12
Kelly Runner-up Day 12
Tom OUT Day 10 Forgetting parts of kit twice
Emilia OUT Day 8 Negative attitude
Laurence OUT Day 8 Suffered from trench foot and acted rashly
Jamelia OUT Day 6 Not a team player[6]
Max OUT Day 4 Safety concerns[7]

Colour key:

     Celebrity got through to the next episode.
     Celebrity was eliminated.
     Celebrity was the series runner-up.
     Celebrity was the series winner.

^Note 1 No elimination this week
^Note 2 Double elimination this week

Series 2 (2016)[edit]

The show returned for a second series on 3 March 2016. Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas was due to participate in the series, but was dropped from the line-up in 2015.[8]

Participants[edit]

The seven celebrities taking part in the series were announced on 18 February 2016:[9]

Celebrity Known for Status
Chelsee Healey Former Waterloo Road actress Eliminated 1st
on 3 March 2016
Stuart Pearce Football manager Eliminated 2nd
on 10 March 2016
Neil Morrissey Actor Eliminated 3rd
on 17 March 2016
Michelle Collins Former EastEnders actress Eliminated 4th
on 31 March 2016
Jason Gardiner Dancing on Ice judge Runners-up
on 7 April 2016
Samantha Barks Stage & screen actress
Alex Scott Arsenal L.F.C. player Winner
on 7 April 2016

Results summary[edit]

Celebrities Episodes Eliminated Reason
1 2 3 4* 5 6
Alex Winner Day 12 No reason given
Samantha Runner-up Day 12
Jason Runner-up Day 12
Michelle OUT Day 10 Physically weak
Neil OUT Day 6 Waning mind strength
Stuart OUT Day 4 Reckless leadership
Chelsee OUT Day 2 Lack of commitment

Colour key:

     Celebrity got through to the next episode.
     Celebrity was eliminated.
     Celebrity was the series runner-up.
     Celebrity was the series winner.
  • There was no elimination in Episode 4.[10]

Ratings[edit]

Episode viewing figures from BARB.[11] Viewing figures do not include numbers from ITV HD or ITV +1.

Series 1 (2015)[edit]

Episode no. Air date Viewers
(millions)
ITV
weekly ranking
1 20 February 2015 (2015-02-20) 3.18 17
2 27 February 2015 (2015-02-27) 3.42 17
3 6 March 2015 (2015-03-06) 3.28 17
4 13 March 2015 (2015-03-13) 2.81 22
5 20 March 2015 (2015-03-20) 2.81 23
6 3 April 2015 (2015-04-03) 2.96 20

Series 2 (2016)[edit]

Episode no. Air date Viewers
(millions)
ITV
weekly ranking
1 3 March 2016 (2016-03-03) 2.84 27
2 10 March 2016 (2016-03-10) N/A Outside Top 30
3 17 March 2016 (2016-03-17) N/A Outside Top 30
4 24 March 2016 (2016-03-24) N/A Outside Top 30
5 31 March 2016 (2016-03-31) N/A Outside Top 30
6 7 April 2016 (2016-04-07) N/A Outside Top 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bear Grylls stars in Mission Survive on ITV". ITV. 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ John Plunkett (27 January 2015). "Bear Grylls pushes celebrities to the limit in Mission Survive". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. ^ Justin Harp (3 April 2015). "Bear Grylls: Mission Survive: Who won ITV reality competition?". Digital Spy.
  4. ^ "Bear Grylls: Mission Survive to return for a second series". "ITV Press Centre".
  5. ^ http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/7183386/Bear-Grylls-Mission-Survive-given-the-chop-after-ratings-fall-off-cliff.html
  6. ^ Josh Darvill. "Mission Survive results: Jamelia axed by Bear Grylls". Tellymix.
  7. ^ Edward Roberts (28 February 2015). "Max George axed from Bear Grylls despite drinking his own urine". The Daily Mirror.
  8. ^ Mirror .co.uk (26 December 2015). "Ryan Thomas 'dumped' from Bear Grylls' Mission Survive show". mirror.
  9. ^ Ben Lee (18 February 2016). "Bear Grylls: Mission Survive cast unveiled - Michelle Collins, Chelsee Healey, Neil Morrissey and more". Digital Spy.
  10. ^ "Bear Grylls: Mission Survive". RadioTimes.
  11. ^ "Weekly Top 30 Programmes". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. Retrieved 7 April 2015.

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