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Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls: who are the contestants taking part in the new series?

Roxanne Pallett, Martin Kemp and Eric Roberts among others will fight for survival on a remote island in the Pacific

Published: Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 at 12:34 pm

Pete Wicks

Who is Pete Wicks?

Pete Wicks is a 29-year-old ex-cast member of The Only Way is Essex, where he was famed for his turbulent on-off relationship with fellow star Megan McKenna. This included a sexting scandal, in which Wicks was revealed to be texting an ex behind Megan’s back. Because of his long hair and tattoos, he has adopted the nickname The Essex Pirate.


Paris Lees

Who is Paris Lees?

Paris Lees has made a name for herself as a journalist, presenter and transgender rights activist. Her notable achievements include being the first trans woman presenter on Radio 1 and Channel 4, and being the first trans cover girl of lesbian magazine Diva. She has written for various publications on trans issues and even appeared as herself in a 2014 episode of Hollyoaks. She was heavily rumoured to be taking part in the current series of Celebrity Big Brother.


James Cracknell

Who is James Cracknell?

James Cracknell is an Olympic rower who has won two gold medals for Britain; one at the 2000 Sydney games, and a second at the 2004 Athens games. He has also won several World Rowing Championships, and has presented sports programmes on ITV and Channel 4. In 2013 he stood as a Conservative Party candidate for South West England and Gibraltar in the European Parliament election of 2014, but failed to get elected.


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