21 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
SHIPWRECKED fans rejoiced when they heard the reality show would be returning.
The show launched the careers of the likes of Jeff Brazier and Stephen Bear but who’s starring in the latest series? Meet model Harry from London…
Who is Shipwrecked contestant Harry?
Harry is a 26-year-old model from London.
The hunk has revealed that he has been approached to star in multiple reality shows before choosing to take part in Shipwrecked.
He said: “I’ve been approached for Love Island, Celebs Go Dating and The Bachelor.
“I spoke to them but realistically I’m not about airing my dirty laundry.”
Is Harry single?
Although Harry is currently single he’s said he’s not looking to get seriously emotionally attached to anyone.
But he did reveal he would be open to a short-term romance: “Chances are you’re probably going to have a fling but I’m not about having a bird.”
He also reckons he might get under people’s skin while out there, he said: “I’ll wind a few people up and I get bored quite easily.”
The 26-year-old admitted that being shipwrecked, he’ll “probably miss the Premier League most for starters and then music.”
When will Shipwrecked return to Channel 4?
The Sun exclusively revealed on April 16, 2018 that Channel 4 Bosses had earmarked Shipwrecked for a “supercharged” return in 2019 after being inspired by the success of Love Island.
A TV insider said: “Lots of people have fond memories of watching Shipwrecked in their youth and dreaming about joining the fun in paradise.
“Now Channel 4 have decided to give millennials the same experience, after Love Island proved sun-kissed hunks and beauties frolicking in a tropical setting can result in huge ratings.
“While there have been similar shows recently, like The Island and Mission Survive, they are all about making people miserable by forcing them to fight for their lives in the wild.
“On Shipwrecked, the biggest hardship the castaways faced was getting tan lines. It should go down well with the snowflake generation.”
Filming for the reality show took place during the summer of 2018, with the 15 episodes thought be airing on E4 in 2019.
What is the history behind Shipwrecked?
Shipwrecked was one of the earliest reality shows, launching on Channel 4 way back in 2000.
It ran for three series before going off air in late 2001.
In 2006, it came back with a new “battle of the islands” format where rival tribes competed to recruit newcomers in a bid to be the largest group and take home up to £100,000 in prize money.
In total, Shipwrecked ran for eight series, with a final “back to basics” edition on E4 in 2012.
The show marked the first TV appearances of Jeff Brazier and Sarah-Jane Crawford, as well as Celebrity Big Brother winner Stephen Bear.
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How does Shipwreck work?
The show saw a group of 18 to 24 year olds shipwrecked on a desert island.
They had to battle it out for survival with basic rations.
The show saw the group of castaways struggle to survive on the tropical island as they competed against each other to win a cash prize.
The revamped show will follow the format of the more recent series, with two separate islands, Shark and Tiger, attempted to win over new arrivals with their living facilities, personalities and team necklaces.
The largest tribe at the end will be crowned winners.
The “supercharged” element of the new series seems to be that “this time the islands will hold secrets, hidden treasures and tempting traps that could change the islanders’ winning hopes”.
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