The Island 2016 contestants: Meet the cast of Series 3!

The Island with Bear Grylls season three line up

the island 2016 cast

The cast of islanders for The Island 2016 with Bear Grylls has been revealed ahead of Season 3.

Next week sees The Island with Bear Grylls return on Channel 4 with a brand new twist.

As with last year there are two groups of men and women who will be trying to survive life on an uninhabited island in the middle of the ocean, filming everything that happens themselves.

But in a first for The Island, men and women will be together as they share the same land.

However it's not quite that simple as the two groups will start on opposite sides of the island, unaware of the other team's presence.

Bear Grylls will be overseeing the whole thing and is looking forward to see what happens over the course of the show.

"We wanted to take this season to the next level and putting men and women together was the natural progression," he said. "It is easy to assume that this will turn into a battle of the sexes, but in truth it is much deeper than that and is a battle for survival."

Ahead of The Island's return, you can meet the contestants on this year's cast below...

The Island 2016 cast: Meet the men

Left to right Daniel, Simon, Elliot, Patrick, Rizwan, Ben, chris and Rob
Left to right Daniel, Simon, Elliot, Patrick, Rizwan, Ben, chris and Rob

Ben Allen: 32, cameraman from London
Chris Tierney: 54, property developer from Manchester
Daniel Quemby: 41, consultant medical doctor from Hampshire
Elliot Day: 26, private chef from London
Patrick Dauncey: 19, student from Kent
Rizwan Shabir: 26, mobile phone shop owner from Bradford
Rob Bloomfield: 36, cameraman from London
Simon Middleton: 35, insurance salesman from Leeds

The Island 2016 cast: Meet the women

Left to right Alice, Shaney, Sarah, Erica, Roz, Tilly and Cassie
Left to right Alice, Shaney, Sarah, Erica, Roz, Tilly and Cassie

Alice Rothwell: 26, hospital doctor from Lincoln
Cassie Farrell: 59, camerawoman from Bristol
Erika Roe: 57, retired farmer from Bristol
Hannah Campbell: 31, retired army corporal from Nottingham
Rozelle 'Roz' David: 33, plumber from Watford
Sarah Carnie: 30, camerawoman from London
Shaney Langhorn: 25, chartered accountant from Kettering
Tilly Martin: 28, barmaid from London

The Island with Bear Grylls: Chris is back on Channel 4 at 9PM from next Monday, March 28.

Browse pictures of The Island 2016 cast below...

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