Following a recent investigation by Channel 4, The Times, and The Sunday Times, Russell Brand has been accused of rape and sexual abuse by multiple women between the years of 2006 and 2013. Russell Brand has denied the allegations. However, many companies have begun distancing themselves from the situation, with Paramount+ removing his 2009 comedy special, “Russell Brand In New York”, and both the BBC and Channel 4 also removing every TV and audio shows that feature him from their online platforms. This is in addition to having his comedy tour cancelled and being demonised on YouTube.
Earlier this summer, National Geographic released the second season of “Running Wild With Bear Grylls: The Challenge”, which saw world-renowned survivalist Bear Grylls is gearing up for a new season of thrill-seeking, bug-eating adventures and continues to push superstars’ comfort levels, Bear and his guests will venture from the highest peaks of Scotland to unforgiving terrain in Wyoming for more ultimate, life-changing challenges and adventures.
Many celebrities took part in the second season of the show, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Tatiana Maslany and Rita Ora. The series also had an episode featuring Russell Brand, where Bear Grylls took the actor, activist and author on an adventure down the jagged coast of a secluded Scottish Hebrides Islands, in search of 16th-century castle ruins to shelter in. Along the way, Bear teaches the brash and bombastic Brand survival skills that dredge up a long-forgotten but highly charged fear he must overcome to reach his extraction.
Disney has recently announced that the show’s second season is due to be released on Disney+ in the United States on Wednesday, 25th October 2023. In the initial press release, they stated that all eight episodes of the show would be released, but now the listing on the Disney+ press site, has been altered and says only seven episodes are going to be released. Making it look very likely, that Disney is airing on the side of caution, and the Russell Brand episode is not going to be added onto Disney+ as originally planned due to the controversy.
The episode has also been removed from the official National Geographic website, in addition, the episode is no longer available to stream on the Spectrum video-on-demand system in the US or the SkyGo platform in the UK. However, the episode is still available to purchase on Apple, Amazon and Google.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.