Who's who in Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls 2018?

Who's who in Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls 2018?

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(Credit: Channel 4)
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Ten more celebrities brave the island in what is sure to be an explosive series.

There’ll be tears, fights and the inevitable challenge to build and maintain a fire, but who will ultimately triumph?

Here’s who Bear will be dropping off on the island to try their hand at outdoor survival:

Martin Kemp, Former EastEnders and Spandau Ballet star 

Martin Kemp (Credit: Channel 4)
Martin Kemp (Credit: Channel 4)

He went from 1980s heartthrob with the band Spandau Ballet to hard man Steve Owen on Eastenders but how will Kemp fair against the raging winds and bare-bone survival of the island?

Eric Roberts, Actor

Eric Roberts (Credit: Channel 4)
Eric Roberts (Credit: Channel 4)

Though his sister, Julia, and daughter, Emma, are more well known, actor Eric Roberts has had an illustrious career in his own right. His recent appearances include Gotham City mafia boss Sal Maroni in The Dark Knight and stints on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and CSI: Miami.

Now this Hollywood honcho will have to survive with nothing but his wits.

Montana Brown, Love Island 2017 contestant

Montana Brown (Credit: Channel 4)
Montana Brown (Credit: Channel 4)

Just last year, Montana was living it up on ITV2's Love Island. She’s since gone on to present a show on MTV and be an ambassador for clothing line PrettyLittleThing. This island will be a very different to her last experience, that’s for sure.

James Cracknell, Olympic rower

James Cracknell (Credit: Channel 4)
James Cracknell (Credit: Channel 4)

Television presenter and double gold Olympic medallist James Cracknell is no stranger to pushing himself. After his career in professional rowing came to an end, Cracknell found a penchant for competing in extreme sporting events. In 2012 he ran the London marathon in just under three hours, while in April 2010 Cracknell became the-then highest placed Briton in the 25 year history of the Marathon des Sables, finishing 12th. His adventures were broadcast in the Discovery Channel documentary The Toughest Race on Earth. He has also competed in the Yukon Arctic Ultra, a 430 mile race across the frozen Alaskan wilderness. At least he’ll be used to extreme conditions.

Anthony Ogogo, Olympic boxer 

Anthony Ogogo (Credit: Channel 4)
Anthony Ogogo (Credit: Channel 4)

Boxer Anthony Ogogo is no stranger to the small screen, having appeared on Strictly in 2015.

Ogogo won gold at the 2012 Olympics and silver in the 2010 Commonwealth Games and is now semi-retired from the sport.

Pete Wicks, Reality star

Pete Wicks (Credit: Channel 4)
Pete Wicks (Credit: Channel 4)

Famous for his lustrous locks, acres of tattoos and his on-again off-again relationship with Megan McKenna, he may be known as the Essex Pirate but can TOWIE's Pete Wicks forgo his usual grooming routine for the pared down experience on the island?

Jo Wood, Model, television personality and entrepreneur

Jo Wood (Credit: Channel 4)
Jo Wood (Credit: Channel 4)

Perhaps best known as the former wife of Ronnie Wood, Jo Wood spent her younger years partying around the world before switching to an organic lifestyle after a serious illness in the late 1980s. She has her own brand of fragrance, bath and bodycare products called Jo Wood Organics.

Wood participated in Strictly Come Dancing in 2009 where she partnered Brendan Cole. One thing she won’t have to worry about during her stay on the island is finding out where her food has come from, it’ll all be organic and, most likely, foraged.

Roxanne Pallett, Actress and former-Celebrity Big Brother contestant

Roxanne Pallett (Credit: Channel 4)
Roxanne Pallett (Credit: Channel 4)

The former Emmerdale star has had her fair share of experience with reality TV; she has appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes, Soapstar Superstar and Dancing on Ice. She recently left the Celebrity Big Brother house after a controversy arose with fellow contestant Ryan Thomas.

Paris Lees, Journalist, presenter and transgender activist

Paris Lees (Credit: Channel 4)
Paris Lees (Credit: Channel 4)

Lees has overcome drug addiction and a criminal record to become a prominent voice in the LGBT community. Lees founded the first trans centric British magazine META and has also been the acting assistant editor of Gay Times. She has columns in both Gay Times and Diva, and has written for national publications such as The Independent, The Guardian and VICE. She is notable for having been the first trans cover girl for Diva. Hopefully Lees’ feisty nature and resilience will help her through some of the tougher times on the island.

Dr Saleyha Ahsan, TV doctor 

Saleyha Ahsan (Credit: Channel 4)
Saleyha Ahsan (Credit: Channel 4)

Dr Ahsan currently works as an A&E doctor in Bangor Hospital, North Wales but is better known for having appeared on the BBC show Trust Me I’m A Doctor. On the show she dispenses simple yet lifesaving tips and educates about tell-tale symptoms that could help to spot dangerous medical conditions. She could prove very useful on a remote island.

Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls starts on Sunday 9 September at 9pm on Channel 4.

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Ten more celebrities brave the island in what is sure to be an explosive series.

There’ll be tears, fights and the inevitable challenge to build and maintain a fire, but who will ultimately triumph?

Here’s who Bear will be dropping off on the island to try their hand at outdoor survival: