LOS ANGELES — Sure, Survivorman Les Stroud and adventurist Bear Grylls have survived some extreme conditions in the wild.
But could they do it all without clothes?
A new reality television show on Discovery Channel attempts to bring “‘survival of the fittest’ to the next level,” by ensuring contestants bare it all. The show, Naked and Afraid, pairs two complete strangers — one woman and one man — in the wild for 21 days. They come into the wild naked, and must survive with only one personal item.
No prize is given to the winner of each week’s episode. Instead, these survival experts can only take away their “pride and sense of accomplishment,” producers with the show said.
Early reviews of show are positive, saying the viewer quickly forgets about the nakedness of the contestants and focuses on the harsh reality of surviving 21 days in extreme conditions.
Extreme conditions? I’ll say. I don’t even walk around my apartment without socks.
Naked and Afraid airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on the Discovery Channel.