After seven years, a classic reality TV show is set for a HUGE comeback
It's a blast from the past.
By the looks of it, the success of Love Island is having an effect on the rest of the reality TV market, as it's being reported that classic noughties show Shipwrecked could be getting brought back to our screens.
Despite being cancelled in 2012, the show - which originally ran as a social experiment between 2000-01, but returned in 2006 with a £100,000 cash prize for the winning team - has been penciled in for a return in 2019.
A TV 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."
The show originally launched in 2000, running for three seasons - before it went off air in 2001.
It returned to television screens in 2006, with a new "battle of the islands" format. It ran for a total of eight series, with the final one airing on E4 in 2012.
And, judging by social media, it's the news that reality TV fans have been waiting for - and for a long time.
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