Netflix bosses are reportedly planning to spend around £1 million on security while filming 'Bear Hunt' in Costa Rica.

Holly Willoughby's new show Bear Hunt will reportedly have £1 million in security

Holly Willoughby's new show Bear Hunt will reportedly have £1 million in security

The new reality show - hosted by Holly Willoughby - will feature 10 celebrities being trained by survival expert Bear Grylls and embarking on a series of challenges and TV bosses are said to be recruiting a top team of ex-special forces security guards to protect the cast and crew.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Netflix are investing huge sums in creating a show which can rival ITV’s 'I’m a Celebrity', by bagging big names and choosing a tropical location.

"But keeping Holly and everyone fully protected in Costa Rica is the priority. That means hiring specialist teams of guards, many of whom will be ex-military and special forces experts.

"They’ll also need specialist vehicles, safe accommodation and a secure location in which to film."

The famous faces taking part in the show are expected to fly out to Costa Rica later this month ahead of filming which will take place throughout May.

Among the names rumoured to have signed up is former Little Mix star Jesy Nelson, who's said to be hoping the show will help relaunch her solo career.

Netflix bosses are rumoured to have splashed out around £10 million to secure big names for the show.

A source previously told The Sun newspaper's TV Biz column: "On similar celebrity-led challenge shows like 'Strictly' and 'I’m a Celeb', the line-ups often vary from little-known people to established stars.

"Netflix are determined their collection will be largely killer, with very little filler. They’re not scrimping on paying six-figure fees and aren’t afraid to cough up more for the biggest names.

"They’ll be shelling out an eight-figure sum in all, so the cast will be one of the most expensive in reality TV history."