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Bear Grylls’ eye SWELLS UP after bee sting leaves him in life-threatening anaphylactic shock

Bear Grylls suffered a life-threatening allergic reaction to a bee sting, after the insect struck him during filming of his latest series Treasure Island.

The adventurer, 45, was shooting the series on a far-flung Pacific island, miles from civilisation, when the bee stung him.

The broadcaster – who has an allergy to the winged pests – went into anaphylactic shock on a boat in the middle of nowhere when the incident took place.

Under his eye! Bear Grylls suffered a life-threatening allergic reaction to a bee sting, after the insect struck him during filming of his latest series Treasure Island

Sailing a group of adventure junkies to the remote location of the new TV show at the time, the hard man attempted to soldier on with filming, only for medics to stop him on noticing how serious his reaction was.

The medical team administered an EpiPen, saving his life, after his eye swelled and began to close up.

One of the show’s contenders, brain surgeon Mano Shanmuganathan, told the Daily Star: ‘The irony of Bear the survivalist being stung, having the potential of an allergic reaction, and needing to be treated with an EpiPen, was a bizarre moment. That was crazy.’

Bear seems to have not learnt to stay away from bees, having suffered another run in with the insects in 2016.

Cheating death: The adventurer, 45, was shooting the series on a far-flung Pacific island, miles from civilisation, when the bee stung him

Cheating death: The adventurer, 45, was shooting the series on a far-flung Pacific island, miles from civilisation, when the bee stung him

Eye eye! The broadcaster - who has an allergy to the winged pests - went into anaphylactic shock on a boat in the middle of nowhere when the incident took place

Eye eye! The broadcaster – who has an allergy to the winged pests – went into anaphylactic shock on a boat in the middle of nowhere when the incident took place

Shooting his series Born Survivor, he smoked out a beehive to steal honey in Baja on the California/Mexico border.

His eyes, as a result, swelled up again.

Bear’s new show will air on Channel 4 next month and features a member of the Royal Family.

Ouch! Sailing a group of adventure junkies to the remote location of the new TV show at the time, the hard man attempted to soldier on with filming, only for medics to stop him on noticing how serious his reaction was

Ouch! Sailing a group of adventure junkies to the remote location of the new TV show at the time, the hard man attempted to soldier on with filming, only for medics to stop him on noticing how serious his reaction was

Lord Ivar Mountbatten has agreed to take part on the series, which sees the contestants compete for a sizable cash prize.

‘I applied to this show in a moment of madness and, unbelievably, I got accepted,’ Lord Ivar says. ‘They cleverly changed the format this season and introduced money for us to find, thus adding to the drama.’

Lord Ivar, 56, is the Queen’s third cousin once removed and became the first member of her extended family to have a same-sex wedding last year.

By royal appointment: Lord Ivar Mountbatten [pictured right with husband James Coyle]  has signed up to appear on Bear's new show

By royal appointment: Lord Ivar Mountbatten [pictured right with husband James Coyle]  has signed up to appear on Bear’s new show

He is banned from speaking about the programme until its launch next week but will say that it was the ‘most incredible experience’.

The programme, which is narrated by Chief Scout Grylls, has already been filmed and involved participants being left completely alone, filming themselves, and with only the clothes they were wearing and some basic tools and training.

Lord Ivar was educated at Gordonstoun, the Scottish school described by fellow pupil Prince Charles as ‘Colditz in kilts’.

Lord Ivar Mountbatten (right), with Fiancee James Coyle and ex-Wife Lady Penny Mountbatten

Bear Grylls pictured

Lord Ivar Mountbatten (pictured left on the right) was educated at Gordonstoun, the Scottish school described by fellow pupil Prince Charles as ‘Colditz in kilts’, so he should have had no problems coping in the wilderness with Grylls (right)

The son of David Mountbatten, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven, Lord Ivar married Penelope Thompson and they had three daughters.

However, they divorced amicably in 2011 and he revealed five years later that he was in a relationship with James Coyle, an airline cabin services director whom he met while at a Swiss ski resort.

They were married last year in a private ceremony on his Bridwell Park estate in Devon.

Sweetly, his former wife walked him down the aisle and ‘gave him away’ at the suggestion of their children. 

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