Bear Grylls to host Songs of Praise

Bear Grylls to host Songs of Praise

Bear Grylls is to host 'Songs of Praise'.

The 39-year-old adventurer and committed Christian is to present a special edition of the BBC One religious programme on Sunday (25.08.13) to celebrate the first anniversary of the creation of the stunning 870-mile Welsh Coastal Path.

The 'Man vs. Wild' host will be joined by guests including British cellists Julian Lloyd Webber, composer Karl Jenkins, and singer Aled Myrddin on the episode, and he can't wait to front such a prestigious TV show.

He said: ''My Christian faith plays a core part in my life and I am honoured to be presenting 'Songs of Praise' and to be joined by such interesting and talented guests.

''The programme is a television institution which is viewed with great affection by millions including me and my family.''

Bear is looking forward to using the special episode to show off the beauty of the long-distance footpath, which covers the whole Welsh coastline.

He added: ''This programme is a chance to celebrate the splendour of the stunning Welsh Coastal Path with someone who knows it very well. For me, faith is about being strengthened, about being able to climb the biggest mountains in the world with the person who made them.

''Faith is about riding that out and finding life and joy and peace - and where better to experience those simple things than with the music and stunning scenery of the coastline of Wales?''

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