Offbeat Video

By Michael Scott

Santa has millions of presents to deliver around the world, so he has to make sure he is in a good shape – and that’s why he is getting trained by  Bear Grylls.

This morning [December 10] Santa visited the Bear Grylls Adventure at Birmingham’s NEC to participate in a number of activities that will get him fit and prepare him for December 24.

Pic by Michael Scott/Caters News

Bear has already planned Santa Claus’ training programme – which included catching presents while free falling, running through obstacles and climbing chimneys – the perfect test for his big night.

The activities didn’t stop there, as Bear showed Father Christmas how to fly during the freefalling experience, taught him scuba diving and climbing ropes.

Pic by Michael Scott/Caters News

Bear Grylls said: “Santa was truly inspirational today, and it was a privilege to help him hone his flying skills ahead of the big day!

“All credit to Santa as he gave it his all on the assault course too, I’m confident he won’t be defeated by any chimneys this year so nobody will be disappointed this Christmas!”