Classic reality show Shipwrecked could make Channel 4 comeback in 2019

Remember Shipwrecked? Well, it might be coming back.

According to The Sun, Channel 4 is lining up a revival of the early noughties reality dating show, meaning that it could well be back on screens in 2019.

It’s thought that the reboot of the classic series, which featured a group of young and single castaways as they tried to survive life and love on a tropical island, has been inspired by the success of ITV’s Love Island.

Digital Spy has reached out to Channel 4 for comment and clarification.

Shipwrecked first aired in 2000, running for three series until 2001.

It returned again for a few years in 2006 for a new Battle of the Islands format, which featured rival tribes competing to recruit whoever washed up on the beach in order to make their tribe the biggest and take home up to £100,000 in prize money.

In total, Shipwrecked ran for eight series, with a final Shipwrecked: Back to Basics edition airing on E4 in 2012.

Much like the household names that have emerged from previous Love Island series, Shipwrecked launched the careers of the likes of Jeff Brazier, Sarah-Jane Crawford and Celebrity Big Brother winner Stephen Bear.

Of course, Bear is no stranger to tropical reality shows, having also competed on MTV’s more luxurious but even more dramatic vacation series, Ex on the Beach.

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