Reality show Shipwrecked set for comeback after seven years off air

The reality series Shipwrecked may be returning to Channel 4 after the success of ITV’s Love Island, insiders have said.

Shipwrecked was one of the earliest reality shows and ran for three series before coming off air in late 2001, before it relaunched in 2006 with a new "battle of the islands" format.

The new format saw castaways competing as rival tribes to become the largest group by poaching other cast members, with the winners taking home £100,000 in prize money.

It continued as this until its last series in 2012 which returned to the original format as a "back to basics" edition.

According to The Sun , Channel 4 bosses have earmarked the show to return following the success of Love Island, where the gorgeous young people couple up in a villa in Majorca.

The insider told The Sun: "Lots of people have fond memories of watching Shipwrecked in their youth and dreaming about joining the fun in paradise.

"Now Channel 4 have decided to give millennials the same experience, after Love Island proved sun-kissed hunks and beauties frolicking in a tropical setting can result in huge ratings.

"While there have been similar shows recently, like The Island and Mission Survive, they are all about making people miserable by forcing them to fight for their lives in the wild.

"On Shipwrecked, the biggest hardship the castaways faced was getting tan lines. It should go down well with the snowflake generation."

Some of the stars who have come from the show include Jade Goody’s husband Jeff Brazier, DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford and Celebrity Big Brother winner Stephen Bear.

MirrorOnline has contacted Channel 4 for a comment.

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