Bear Grylls Makes Fire Live On 'This Morning' Using A Battery And Gum

Bear Grylls is well known for his show, Man Vs. Wild, in which he's dropped into some of most unforgiven places on Earth, allegedly carrying nothing but a knife and a piece of flint to start a fire.

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However, even if you were to take those two tools away from him, it turns out he would still be able to get a flame going.

Well, provided he had a battery, some chewing gum and a piece of fluff, that is.

The former SAS man appeared in front of a stunned Phil Schofield and Holly Willoughby on Thursday's episode of This Morning and managed to start a fire live on set (not as dangerous as it sounds), using just those three things. Perhaps even more impressive, he did the whole thing without even mentioning drinking his own piss.

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Using the AA battery, the foil wrapper from a piece of chewing gum and some kindling, Bear produced fire in seconds, leaving Holly aghast at what she'd just witnessed.

"That was unbelievable, that was better than my firework display," she said.

"You can use anything for the tinder, dry grass, fluff from your bellybutton," Bear explained.

"That was unbelievable, can't believe you did that," Holly said.

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Fans of the survival legend on Twitter were equally impressed.

"@BearGrylls is absolutely fascinating #ThisMorning," said one fan.

"#ThisMorning Bear Grylls is amazing ! #Live," tweeted another.

However, not everyone was quite so taken with Bear's trick, some said it would be just as easy to take along a lighter as to remember to carry batteries, chewies and lint:

.Either way, you can't deny that his battery trick is pretty nifty.

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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