The Island with Bear Grylls 2018 cast, spoilers and start time

The Island with Bear Grylls 2018 start time, spoilers, contestants and more

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Season 5 of The Island with Bear Grylls continues for 2018 tonight and here's all you need to know.

Channel 4 confirmed last year that The Island would be back for series 5 in 2018, this time with a new twist.

Bear Grylls said of the show: "It has been incredible to see the effect that The Island has not only on those who undergo the challenge themselves but also from so many millions of viewers around the world.

"It reminds us that when squeezed and stripped of everything, mankind and womankind still have an amazing spirit of resourcefulness, courage, and endurance, as well as an inspiring ability to form the closest of bonds with those alongside them going through hell."

What time is The Island 2018 on TV?

The air date for The Island 2018 has now been confirmed as Mondays at 9PM on Channel 4.

The Island with Bear Grylls started on Monday, April 2 (Easter Monday). Episode 3 airs tonight, April 15 at 9PM.

The new series is made up of five episodes.

The Island with Bear Grylls cast of contestants

The Island with Bear Grylls 2018 will see a brand new twist. For the latest series, the contestants will be split in a Rich v Poor divide, it's been revealed.

Once again two groups of people who think they have what it takes to thrive in such challenging conditions are wanted.

They'll be dropped off on a pacific island and left to fend for themselves, filming everything that happens.

Each series to date has seen a different twist, including men v women and old v young.

For 2018, the two groups be split by their wage.

One will be made up of people earning over £100,000 a year while the other will consist of workers on below the average salary.

Phil, Sammy, Erance, Mercedes, Laura, Ben, Brigid and Stevey
The 'Poor' group: Phil, Sammy, Erance, Mercedes, Laura, Ben, Brigid and Stevey
James, Danni, Nathaniel, Ali, Lorna, Sam, Shereen and Barnes
The 'Rich' group: James, Danni, Nathaniel, Ali, Lorna, Sam, Shereen and Barnes

The series sets out to look at the issue of wealth disparity, and whether living with vastly different economic circumstances at home has an influence on our ability to cope in the wild. W

hen challenged to start again from nothing, who is better equipped to thrive?

The Island with Bear Grylls spoilers

In the third episode tonight, in the hope of finding much-needed food, Barnes decides to risk strong currents and riptides on a journey by raft to a nearby island. Both camps remain resolved to live apart. But driven by desperation, Barnes invites his less wealthy neighbours on the expedition.

Mercedes, already struggling with hunger and exhaustion, is unable to help around camp, placing her relationship with her teammates on a knife-edge. Her shock decision to join Barnes' voyage has disastrous consequences.

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