YouTubers and Geordie Shore stars set for Release the Hounds celebrity series

Alfie Deyes, Joe Sugg and Marcus Butler on the line up


An all star cast has signed up for a brand new celebrity series of Release the Hounds.

The show has aired two celebrity specials to date - a one off in 2014 and a Halloween show in 2015 - but next year will bring a brand new series.

ITV2 have confirmed tonight that the horror game show - now called Release the Hounds: Famous & Freaked - will air on the channel in 2017.

With scarier and bigger challenges than ever before, the scream out loud horror experience has upped the ante for its new series with gruesome and horrifying tests that aim to push the celebrities to the very edge.

Reggie Yates returns as host of the show with seven, one hour episodes planned.

Each week a trio of celebs will take part in the contest.

Release The Hounds celebrity line up

Celebs include:

- TOWIE faces Pete Wicks, Bobby Norris and Chloe Sims
- I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here stars Stacey Solomon, Hugo Taylor and David Morgan
- Youtubers Alfie Deyes, Joe Sugg and Marcus Butler
- Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson, Chloe Ferry and Nathan Henry.

Filmed in a remote forest from dusk through to the dead of night, each episode sees three celebrity faces compete in some of the scariest challenges ever endured on TV to win money for their chosen charity.

They will have to face horror themed mental and physical challenges aimed to truly push them to their limits with the ultimate challenge for them to out-run a pack of dogs, trained to guard the cash. If they manage to escape the hounds, the money belongs to them.

Release the Hounds: Famous & Freaked airs on ITV2 from 2017.

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