Shipmates: All about Channel 4's new reality series

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Here's all about Channel 4's new reality series Shipmates, coming to TV soon.

The new series will see two teams of friends jet off to join 2,500 fun seeking holidaymakers on a luxury cruise liner with a difference.

This series joins the Anchored Cruise – a luxury trip across the Mediterranean where 2,500 young holidaymakers let their hair down with an itinerary of pool parties, big name DJs and some of the most exclusive events in the world.

Two groups of mates will be jetting off to the Med joining thousands of tanned and toned twenty somethings for a once-in-a-lifetime party aboard one of Europe’s most lavish cruise liners.

Across the five-part series, the two teams of five will compete in a host of challenges. But only one group will be victorious when, at the end of the cruise, their fellow passengers vote for their favourite team.

Becky Cadman, commissioning editor for Factual Entertainment of Channel 4, said: We’re excited to be working with Midlands indie Full Fat TV on a series that’s guaranteed to be full of sun, sea and sass.”

Colette Foster, executive producer, added: “We’re delighted to be working with the extraordinarily talented team behind Anchored. They’ve given the cruise a millennial makeover and it’s set to be the most Instagrammed event this year. The competition promises to be fierce and, we hope, the next must-watch series on Channel 4.”

Shipmates will air on Channel 4.

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