Friends star Courteney Cox traumatised over ‘scrotum of maggots’ in Kerry with Bear Grylls

Courtney Cox joined adventurer Bear Grylls in Kerry last month.

Friends star Courteney Cox may have an affection for the Emerald Isle through her Irish fiance, but don’t be surprised if she’s in no rush to come back after what Bear Grylls put her through.

The survivalist brought Cox, who is engaged to Snow Patrol guitarist Johnny McDaid, out into the elements of rural Ireland for his forthcoming series, and in an interview with the New York Post, revealed one of the more unpleasant aspects of their experience.

“Poor Courteney Cox, we found this dead sheep in this swamp and I thought, I wonder if we can get some nice lamb off this,” Grylls said.

“I stuck a knife in it and it’s absolutely rotten, an explosion of maggots came out of this carcass. I thought, we can’t eat this meat, but we could eat the maggots. We’ll take them back to camp and cook them up.

“She said, ‘What would we carry them in?’ I cut the testicle sack off the sheep and took the testicles out and stuffed it full of maggots, tied it in a little bow and stuffed it in my boiling water back at camp.

“Poor Courteney, she emailed me about it about a week after to say ‘I think I’m still suffering post-traumatic stress’,” he said.

Season three of Running Wild with Bear Grylls is set to feature Vanessa Hudgens, Nick Jonas, NFL star Marshawn Lynch and retired basketball great Shaquille O’Neal.

Grylls said he would like Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber to feature on the show in future.


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