CELEBRITY Island is back for a third series with a brand new batch of contestants.
But who’s in the line-up and when should you tune in? Here’s the lowdown…
When does Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls start?
Celebrity Island returns on TONIGHT, Sunday, September 9 at 9pm on Channel 4.
The latest instalment follows the main version of the series which ended in April.
It is all in aid of Channel 4’s Stand Up to Cancer campaign.
Bear Grylls’ Celebrity Island follows celebs left on an island to fend for themselves[/caption]
Who is in the line-up for Celebrity Island 2018?
Here are the celebs taking part in the series:
The Sun exclusively revealed that Towie’s Pete Wicks was the first celebrity to sign up to the show.
Pete, 29, will let his luscious locks go wild as he attempts to make it through the ultimate survival show.
The former Emmerdale actress, who quit Celebrity Big Brother following the Ryan Thomas ‘punch’ dispute, said the smell of fires on the island triggered memories of when she was caught up in a house fire as a 16-year-old.
Roxanne’s spokesperson confirmed to The Sun Online: “Roxanne, her grandmother and mum were involved in a house fire in the middle of the night, when she was 16.
“Roxanne and her family were rescued by emergency services after being trapped in the house for a substantial amount of time.
“Roxanne suffered smoke inhalation and her mum was hospitalised for months as she lost her sight, this later returned after lengthy medical care.
“Her house was completely burnt out and Roxanne and her family lost all of their belongings.”
The Love Island beauty was also confirmed to be joining the third series by The Sun.
However, Montana was told by producers she must gain weight ahead of filming to prepare for the gruelling conditions with little food.
A TV source said at the time: “The Island makes other reality shows look like a walk in the park.
“Montana is really looking forward to the challenge, but she’s worried about the lack of food.
“She has a fast metabolism and enjoys eating healthy meals.”
Spandau Ballet star Martin, 56, also decided to challenge himself on the show.
An insider told the Daily Star: “Martin jumped at the chance to do this. He loves a challenge.
“But he’s also aware that this will be a very big challenge indeed.”
Julia Roberts’ brother Eric has starred in some major Hollywood films including The Dark Knight and The Expendables.
He’s also cropped in Suits, the legal drama where Meghan Markle made her name.
The 62-year-old made his screen debut way back in 1977 on iconic American soap opera Another World.
One man certainly not afraid of a physical challenge is double Olympian, James Cracknell.
The former rower, who won gold at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic games has turned his hand to media work since retiring.
In 2006, together with Ben Fogle, Cracknell rowed the Atlantic in 49 days, 19 hours and 8 minutes.
The pair wrote a book, ‘The Crossing: Conquering the Atlantic in the World’s Toughest Rowing Race,’ and featured in the BBC Two film “Through Hell and High Water”.
Another former sportsman taking part in the charity show is Anthony Ogogo.
The Olympic bronze medallist and boxer finished third at the 2012 Olympics in London and went professional soon after.
However a series of injuries curtailed his career and while he has not officially retired he has not fought professionally since October 2016.
Another big name heading for the exotic island is Jo Wood.
She was famously married to Rolling Stone star Ronnie Wood.
Jo met Ronnie in 1977, and after a long relationship and the birth of their two children Leah and Tyrone, they married in January 1985.
However, the pair’s 34-year relationship came to a dramatic end in 2008 when he was caught cheating with 20-year-old Ukrainian cocktail waitress Ekaterina Ivanova.
Journalist and transgender rights campaigner Paris Lees has played a leading role in numerous transgender campaigns in recent years.
Lees has publicly identified herself as a bisexual trans woman and feminist. In 2018 she became the first openly transgender woman to feature on the cover of British Vogue.
She has also presented shows on the BBC and Channel 4.
Dr Saleyha Ahsan
She is a handy person to have around on a desert island as Dr Saleyha Ahsan is an exceptionally qualified A&E doctor.
She works at the Bangor Hospital in North Wales and has also travelled to conflict zones to aid those caught up in violence and war.
Dr Ahsan is a former British Army Captain who was stationed in Bosnia.
More recently she has appeared on Trust Me I’m a Doctor on BBC Two.
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How does Celebrity Island work?
Celebrity Island works the same way as the non-star studded version by leaving a bunch of people on an island to fend for themselves.
The people filming their day-to-day life are also taking part in the series. The doctor in the group is Sara Kayat.
Bear Grylls also produced another celebrity survival show back in 2015 and 2016 but it was called Mission Survive where the celebrities were set various tasks and voted out if they couldn’t keep up.
While there was a winner announced during Mission Survive, there isn’t one on The Island.