THE Island with Bear Grylls fans are enjoying the return of the classic survival show.
But where exactly is the Channel 4 show filmed? Here’s what we know about the island…
Where is The Island with Bear Grylls filmed?
In series five, The Island will be filmed on a group of remote, uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean.
The official synopsis says: “The Island with Bear Grylls is the ultimate survival challenge and, in the fifth series,
“Two separate groups have been abandoned at opposite ends of a remote uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean.”
Bear was particularly coy about the exact islands but we can reveal that the series has been filmed on Isla Gibraleon and Isla San Telmo – both uninhabited and carpeted in dense jungle.
The contestants will face extreme tropical weather, limited resources and environmental hazards.
The first two series featured the island Isla Gibraleón, off the coast of Panama in the archipelego of Las Perlas.
The nearby Isla San Telmo featured in the second and third series.
The fourth series used Isla Bayoneta and a smaller neighbouring island close enough to reach at low tide.
Palm beach island on the South Pacific[/caption]
What is The Island about and how does it work?
The Island is a tough reality TV show which sees groups of ordinary people try to survive in a team on a remote island without being given any food or shelter.
The first series just featured men, and the second two series featured separate groups of men and women.
In the fifth series, the group of 16 islanders will be divided up according to their income.
The first eight castaways are all wealthy professionals living off an average income of £100,000 a year – a wage only earned by a fraction of Brits.
The other group all earn below the UK national average wage.
The series looks at the issue of wealth disparity, and whether our economic security at home affects our ability to cope in the wild.
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When is series five of The Island with Bear Grylls on Channel 4?
The new series of The Island returns to Channel 4 on April 2 at 9pm.
It will go up against Lenny Henry: The Commonwealth Kid on BBC One, Dave Allen at Peace on BBC Two, Marcella on ITV and Inside the Railway on Channel 5.
If you miss the episode you will be able to catch up on Channel 4’s on-demand service.
Each episode runs for an hour and there will be five episodes in total this series.