The new series kicks off with Bear Grylls taking actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Kenya for a two-day adrenaline-fuelled macho mini-break like no other.

Bear arrives hanging off a helicopter (of course) and whisks Joseph off to the searing desert for 
the chance to drink camel 
milk, eat rotting buffalo tongue and camp among some of 
the world’s most dangerous predators.

Joseph, who found fame in the American sitcom Third Rock from the Sun, is a self-confessed city boy who’s not that comfortable with Bear’s version of the wild.

Running Wild with Bear Grylls

But he gives it a really good go, embracing his inner tough guy and conquering his fears. Although we’re not sure he’ll be ordering buffalo again!

TV Times star rating: ****