“I thought initially they would have five or six Secret Service guys with us. That ended up like 50. You know, it’s a whole team with the press corps, and even a guy who’s there to make sure any food or drink [Obama’s] drinking is approved,” Grylls said.
“First, he had already prepared food for the president. And second, the taster said that the president never eats or drinks on camera. I thought, ‘Oh, gosh, it’ll be a nightmare,’ but we just went with it,” Grylls said.