Bear Grylls, a reality TV expert on survival has confessed to having killed too many animals in his early programs. 

He is a former SAS Reserve Officer and his varied eating preferences, which include reptiles, bugs, and even frogs. 

The Island shows a 47-year-old adventurer killing snakes, and an iguana in one episode. 

Reality TV survival expert Bear Grylls has admitted he killed 'way too many' animals during his earliest programmes

Bear Grylls, a reality TV expert and survivalist has acknowledged that he had killed too many animals in his early programs.

Grylls, pictured with former US president Barack Obama, right, will kill fewer animals on future TV shows

Grylls and former US President Barack Obama are pictured below. Grylls will be reducing the number of animals that she kills on her future television shows.

Grylls now, at 47 years old, says he shouldn’t kill animals but should eat only those that are dead. 

He explained that survival was important and survival is essential. In fact, in those early days of our existence we had to kill way too many snakes in order to survive. This is something that I am far removed from today. The goal is always to find carcasses and bugs. When you think back to the history of great survivors, they were all foragers.

“You pursue the big game because you are too ambitious and you risk too much. You also burn too much of your energy. 

His thinking has been influenced by the popularity of diets that are not based on meat. 

He explained that he has taken vegetarian and vegan celebrities into the wild. It was a great adventure. I respect that.

Grylls stated that he used to be a climate sceptic before he started his career, but he has since changed his mind.  

Recently, Grylls ecalled how he got Prince George to eat an ant and said it was a ‘privilege’ to give the future king the insect.

Good Morning Britain: The TV Star and adventurer revealed to Good Morning Britain that eight-year old royal was captivated by the idea of the bug.

Susanna Reid was the morning show’s host and asked, “You not only encouraged President Obama’s to have a piece of half-eaten salmon but you also advised our future king to have some ants.

He said, “Well, I wasn’t actually meant to. I mean, we were doing some for Prince William’s Kings Cup, we were there, and the royal family was there.

“And it was the Duchess Of Cambridge’s mother who said, “Would you please come to Prince George and say hello? He’s a huge fan of your Netflix interactive adventure show.”

Recently, Grylls ecalled how he got Prince George to eat an ant and said it was a 'privilege' to give the future king the insect

Grylls recently recounted how Prince George ate an ant, and stated that it was a privilege to gift the insect to the future King.

“And so we were having a conversation, and then he went down to the ground, and just as he was chatting, a torrent of ants came across his feet. I looked at him with these wide, amazed eyes and said, “Come on! We’ve got one!”

“Oh, really?” he replied. And we ate. It was an honor to offer the future King his first Ant, and his eyes were as bright as ever. They face some fears, but they triumph over them. He is a true hero.

Reid wanted to know what ants tasted like. Reid asked him what ants taste like. He replied, “A bit zingy but that’s a stomach formic acid and all vitamin C. It’s okay.”

Martin Lewis shared the following: Martin Lewis is a cohost.

He also talked about how he convinced former US President Barack Obama to try an unorthodox food while he was on Running Wild with Bear Grylls 2015

He said that he’d found salmon carcasses in the river, which were partially eaten by bears.

He stated that secret service was ‘No’. First of all, he doesn’t eat on camera, or drink, so if we want to do this, we will need special salmon prepared.

But he said that the ex-president didn’t ask for it and rather cooked the fish from Grylls. The adventurer ate the fish while the rest of the crew sipped on the fancy salmon that night.