President Obama to Appear on ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls’

Obama to Appear on 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls'
President Barack Obama speaks at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 29, 2015. Photo by AJ Sisco/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama is to trek through the wilderness with survival expert Bear Grylls for a special edition of the docu-series¬†Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

NBC and Electus said the commander-in-chief will tape the show during his visit to Alaska, but no airdate has been determined yet.

“President Obama will meet with Grylls while visiting Alaska to observe the effects of climate change on the area,” a news release said.

“The two will then come together in the Alaskan Wilderness. President Obama will become the first U.S. president to receive a crash course in survival techniques from Bear Grylls.”

Running Wild with Bear Grylls is now in its second season. The show follows Grylls as he takes celebrities such as11 on one-on-one adventures that test their survival skills and push them to their mental and physical limits.

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