LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bear Grylls
, the British adventurer and star of survival show "Man vs. Wild", has been fired by U.S. cable television networkDiscovery Channel
in a contract dispute.
Grylls, 37, who was dropped into hostile places to survive by eating insects, wading rapids and drinking his urine, has hosted the TV show since 2006, becoming a celebrity around the world.
But Discovery Channel said on Tuesday that "due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all current productions with him."