Bear Grylls, <EM>Man vs. Wild</EM> Bear Grylls, Man vs. Wild
Bear Grylls has survived everything from Saharan heat to Icelandic cold. In tonight’s first new episode of Man vs. Wild (Fridays at 9 pm/ET, Discovery) since December, he endures a stomach-turning trek through Zambia. We talked to the adventurer about hanging tough in Africa.

TV Guide: How was Zambia?
Bear Grylls: It was wild. We were [in] probably the most remote part of Africa and I got bad heatstroke. I had eaten a bad snake and got quite dehydrated.

TV Guide: A bad snake?
Grylls: As opposed to "a good snake" to eat? I had eaten a live snake and it had its revenge by crapping down my throat as I ate it. I had really bad diarrhea the next day. I was doing a big climb on a 120-foot cliff face when I suddenly realized I've got to go. I remember hanging there by one hand, trying to get my trousers down, [defecating] in free air….

TV Guide: We hope the cameraman wasn't below you.
Grylls: He wasn't, but he was filming it. I've learned that what's good TV for people watching is not good TV for me. [Laughs]

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