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Bear Grylls to host Songs of Praise

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Grylls: "My Christian faith plays a core part in my life"

Adventurer Bear Grylls is to host BBC One's Christian music programme Songs of Praise for the first time next month, with the episode celebrating the first anniversary of the creation of the 870-mile Wales Coast Path.

He will be joined on the show on Sunday August 25 by, among others, cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, composer Karl Jenkins and the singer Aled Myrddin.

Grylls 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."

Grylls continued: "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.

"I have steadily found a natural faith that has grown in my life ever since I was a little kid. It is the backbone of what I do. I feel that Jesus is my friend, but it is also a messy sort of journey that has moments of doubt and struggle as well.

"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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