After seven years marooned off TV, Shipwrecked has finally returned to our screens. But the E4 reality desert island show that first aired in 1999 isn’t quite the same as original fans remember it.
Although the old Battle of the Islands format – where two island tribes compete to entice newcomers for the chance to win £50,000 – is still in place, viewers have noticed the new islanders enjoying luxuries missing from past versions of the show.
Why have they changed #Shipwrecked ?? They use to have to build there own shelter? There own bedrooms etc… now everything is done/built for them, they have make up, heels?? … what are they actually going to be doing ?
And even though past versions of Shipwrecked were populated by some models and YouTubers, many viewers felt there was a lack of “normal” people on the show, pointing out how contestants constantly appeared in makeup.
I LOVED #Shipwrecked back in the day but dissapointed in the 'millennial twist' …. let's just have some average, day to day people on our screens and showing you don't have to be a model or toothpaste seller to be on tv @E4Tweets
It also made many of the show’s original viewers feel VERY old indeed…
Last time I watched #Shipwrecked I remember thinking “Everyone is so much older than me and so cool!” and now it’s back, and everyone is twenty, I’m in my thirties, in pyjamas and just lit several candles for ambience ??♀️