Bear Grylls: Fired by The Discovery Channel!

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Perhaps he should have spent more time in the negotiating room and less time in the amazon...

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Bear Grylls, star of the Discovery Channel's long-running hit Man vs. Wild, has been fired due to what a network executive describes as a "contractual dispute." As a result of this disagreement, this insider says:

"Discovery has terminated all current productions with him."

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Grylls, who is releasing a memoir in May, has anchored Man vs. Wild since March 2006. The series features the star showing viewers how to survive in all kinds of conditions, against all kinds of elements and enemies.

And it's earned Grylls quite the celebrity following. Jake Gyllenhaal, Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller have all tagged along for adventures with Bear. No one from his camp has commented yet on his ousting.

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Wow, that is terrible. Huge fan of the show - but won't be in the future without Bear.

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I think Teri just said it all. :-(

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Wow! What a mistake by Discovery! No way Bear can be replaced! R.I.P Man vs Wild. :-(