Channel 4’s The Island with Bear Grylls is looking for Ipswich contestants

Adventurer Bear Grylls is waiting for you on The Island. Picture CONTRIBUTED

Adventurer Bear Grylls is waiting for you on The Island. Picture CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

Have you got what it takes to survive on a desert island? Could you be stripped of your 21st Century comforts?

Applications for the Island close on Augst 7. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Applications for the Island close on Augst 7. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

If you know how to build your own shelter and catch your dinner, then applications are now open for Channel 4 show The Island with Bear Grylls.

The show, featuring adventurer Bear Grylls, is looking for fit people, aged 18 and above, who have an interest in adventure and survival. Previous experience is not necessary.

Volunteers will be stripped of all the comforts of civilisation and castaway on a remote deserted island in the Pacific.

Bear Grylls describes the show, which is famed for turning people back to basics, as similar to Lord of the Flies.

He Said: “This is Lord of the Flies meets Bear Grylls meets Darwin’s survival of the fittest.

“Man has moved further and further from his hunter-gatherer origins. We take food, shelter, warmth for granted; we barely have to expend any time and energy to get them.

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“I want to find out what happens when you strip people of all the comforts of modern life.”

If you are interested you can apply here.

The closing date to apply is Monday, August 7.