Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

ARE YOU READY FOR A SHIPWRECKED RETURN? after Seven Years, Reality Series Shipwrecked Is Back with New Characters, Feuds and Inevitable Romances. the Show's Narrator, Vick Hope, Tells MILES ROWLAND What to Expect

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

ARE YOU READY FOR A SHIPWRECKED RETURN? after Seven Years, Reality Series Shipwrecked Is Back with New Characters, Feuds and Inevitable Romances. the Show's Narrator, Vick Hope, Tells MILES ROWLAND What to Expect

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Byline: MILES ROWLAND

ONE of the UK's first reality TV shows at the turn of the millennium, Shipwrecked carved a niche for itself as seriously addictive viewing, a model replicated by Big Brother and Love Island.

What started out as more of a social experiment in the first three series, narrated by the Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln, returned in 2006 with a competitive edge.

Renamed Shipwrecked: Battle Of The Islands, contestants were divided into two teams on separate islands, to compete for a cash prize. Now, for the first time since 2012, it's back on E4.

ON SMALL We spoke to new narrator Vick Hope, 29, about what makes Shipwrecked special, as well as her own nostalgia and love for the show.

SCREEN SHARKS AND TIGERS ARE BACK FANS of the show's last run will be delighted to hear that the reboot is staying true to the Battle Of The Islands format.

"We have a group of young people who are stranded on two remote islands - Shark island and island," says Geordie best known for hosting the breakfast show Capital FM radio station.

"The team with the most inhabitants at the end of it wins PS50,000 for the island."

" While the concept is relatively simple, the contestants face a rocky ride to get through to the end andhome the money. "No one's place is ever on each island. There's of challenges, lots of twists, and, as you would expect with any group of young people in this situation, who are attractive and wearing very few clothes, there's romances."

SHIPWRECKED VS LOVE ISLAND SOME people have pointed out marked similarities between Shipwrecked and its ITV2 cousin and hit show, Love Island.

But Vick - who appeared in the latest series of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing - feels that there are clear differences between the two.

"Shipwrecked really explores the way that people work out where they fit in, New narrator and where they belong, which for young people is a huge preoccupation. …

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