"Cheeky"DMs are Bear Grylls' burden

The brave man, who will turn 50 in a year, made fun of the fact that he occasionally ,

receives Instagram direct messages from followers.Bear, who has six million followers,

and his 49-year-old wife Shara have two children together: Jesse, 20, and Marmaduke.

They have been married for 23 years. I receive a ton of wonderful feedback from all various types of individuals,

Bear joked with The Sun on Sunday. "There are a few cheeky messages slipping in there,

but you know that's life it's okay - I am sure we all do - I don't flatter myself that I am any different from anyone else... but yeah!"

In the meantime, Bear, who received an OBE in 2019 for his contributions to young people, the media,

and charity, said he is not pursuing a knighthood.When questioned whether he would end up being known as "Sir Bear,"