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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

Anthony Ogogo

Who is Anthony Ogogo?

Anthony Ogogo’s main career is boxing. He has competed in various competitions and won a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, and a bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. But he has also fashioned a nifty side-career appearing on a range of reality TV shows. These include Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack in 2008, ITV’s diving show Splash! in 2013, and a stint on Strictly Come Dancing in 2015. He was eliminated in the third week of the competition.


Montana Brown

Who is Montana Brown?

Islands full of beautiful people fighting over scraps won’t be much of a shock for Montana Brown, who made her name on the 2017 series of Love Island. The 22-year-old, from Hertfordshire, failed to find love in her first few weeks on the ITV2 reality show, but that all changed once she met the hunky Alex Beattie. Their romance wasn’t to last beyond the cameras, however, with the couple splitting just days after leaving the villa.

Jo Wood

Who is Jo Wood?

Jo Wood is the former wife of Ronnie Wood, guitarist with the Rolling Stones. The couple met in 1977, married in 1985, and were together for 24 years before divorcing in 2009. In the same year, she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, partnering with Brendan Cole before being eliminated in the show’s sixth week. She has since shown up on Celebrity MasterChef and First Dates.

Saleyha Ahsan

Who is Saleyha Ahsan?

Saleyha Ahsan’s day job is working as an A&E doctor at Bangor hospital in North Wales. She has also served as a humanitarian doctor in conflict zones, and works as a freelance filmmaker reporting on stories involving healthcare in the UK and around the world; including a film on Syria she made for Panorama. Her most notable TV appearance so far has been on BBC2’s Trust Me I’m a Doctor, where Ahsan shares her experience in order to enlighten viewers on the realities of health and the NHS.


Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls airs on Channel 4 on September 9, at 9pm


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