The producers of a reality TV show – fronted by explorer and survival expert Bear Grylls – are looking for contestants from the north east.

The fifth series of The Island with Bear Grylls will take its participants off into the remote wilderness and subject them to a series of gruelling challenges.

The Channel Four show will maroon its contestants on an island far from the comforts and conveniences of the modern world. They will have to cope with a number of daunting tasks in order to survive and will even be responsible for doing the filming. 

Anybody tempted to apply must be above the age of 18, in good health and free to go abroad for a period of six weeks. Applicants do not need any special survival training and the producers are looking for people from a range of professions and backgrounds.

Applicants should upload a short video explaining why they would like to appear on The Island with Bear Grylls. The successful applicants will be given a very short course of survival training then left on the island with minimal tools.

The show will cover participants for any loss of earnings. Applications must be submitted by August 7th. 

Bear Grylls has likened the show – which will air in 2018 – to “Lord of the Flies meets Darwin’s survival of the fittest.”

Mr Grylls added, “We take food, shelter, warmth for granted; we barely have to expend any time and energy to get them. I want to find out what happens when you strip people of all the comforts of modern life.”

In the last series of The Island with Bear Grylls, contestants had to deal with tropical storms, hunt and kill their own food, and struggle with severe dehydration.

 If you would like to apply, please go to

(Featured image courtesy of Simon_sees, from Flickr Creative Commons)

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