ADVENTUROUS applicants are being sought to appear in a new series of Channel 4's Bafta winning The Island with Bear Grylls.

In previous series, volunteers were stripped of all comforts of civilisation and cast away on a remote deserted island where they filmed and shared their story of survival.

This year there is also a prize.

Programme-makers are seeking people who are fit and able to participate, of all ages from 18 upwards, each with their unique skillset, from a variety of backgrounds and professions who are confident in their ability to thrive.

Experience in adventure or survival pursuits is not necessary.

Show bosses will cover reasonable pre-agreed loss of earnings for all participants.

The closing date for applications is Monday October 8.

Anyone interested in applying can email email