The original survival reality television show, Shipwrecked, is set to make a comeback after a seven-year absence.
After the success of Love Island, it’s believed the show is due to return to Channel 4, after it ran for three successful seasons between 2000 and 2001. Interestingly, there was no prize money at the end of it, just pride in taking part in a social experiment.
Thereafter, it took a break, returning in 2006 with four seasons over the following four years, by the new name (and format) of Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands. This time around, and in the age of reality TV hype, the winning island team went home with a cash prize.
The show’s final season happened in 2011, which was called Shipwrecked: The Island, airing on E4.
The Sun claim that producers may be looking to sex up a revamped show a la Love Island in order to bringing in the crowds. An 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.’
The source went on to say: ‘On Shipwrecked, the biggest hardship the castaways faced was getting tan lines. It should go down well with the snowflake generation.’
The closest thing we have on TV right now is The Island with Bear Grylls and has caused plenty of controversy by splitting the contestants in working and middle class teams.