Aston Merrygold asks to leave the Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls


Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls 2016 kicked off tonight and JLS' Aston Merrygold already wants out.

As part of this year's Stand Up To Cancer campaign, Bear Grylls is leaving 10 celebrities on an uninhabited island in the Pacific in a first ever Celebrity special of The Island.

Just like the main show, the group are alone with the clothes they have on a set of basic tools such as knifes.

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Before leaving, they took part in a two day 'survival school' where the celebs learned about making fire, shelter, finding food and dealing with dangerous animals.

This evening's opening episode saw the group are dropped off by Bear in the water and told to swim ashore.

Once on dry land, setting up camp was the first objective with `Made In Chelsea's Ollie Locke leading the group into the jungle to find a place to sleep, while comedian Dom Joly found himself voted into the role of 'El Presidente'.

The next day and in need of fresh drinking water, JLS' Aston Merrygold and former Labour councillor and 'selfie Queen' Karen Danczuk led an expedition that ended with a distress calling being made after they ran out of water.

Aston said: "There is no way I am risking my life for this s***" as he sent out an SOS for help.

Deflated, things got worse for the group as a second attempt to find a fresh water source also ended in a distress call.

And it wasn't just water that the all star cast were lacking.

Following three days without food, Dr Dawn Harper from Embarrassing Bodies was left seriously worried about the group's wellbeing.

For Aston, it was all too much.

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At the end of the episode this evening he was seen radioing to Bear's team to get out.

"I think it's time I leave the island and come home," he said.

Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls continues Sunday nights at 9PM on Channel 4.

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