Talk about fearless … contestants on “Naked and Afraid” saw how a snake nearly killed one of the TV show”s producers — and still refused to back out of the competition.
Sources connected to the Discovery show tell our sources the players were warned after Steve Rankin was bitten by a poisonous fer-de-lance snake while location scouting in Costa Rica. Rankin barely survived, and as we previously reported … the flesh rotted right off his foot.
We”re told honchos warned players they could face the same fate as Rankin, and gave them the option to quit the show … which drops naked contestants into the wild and watches them survive.
No one backed down from the potentially deadly danger.
Warning: You can see that danger HERE (if you dare).
The first episode airs tonight, and if you”ve ever wondered how you”d start a fire if you were butt nekkid in Africa — watch this clip.