How do I apply for the next series of Channel 4’s Hunted?

The show which sees a bunch of fugitives try to escape capture by a team of hunters is recruiting for a future series

Anneka Rice.

Hunted, the Channel 4 show that sees contestants go on the run while a team of Hunters try to crack them down, hasn’t debuted its fifth series yet – but it’s already been confirmed for a sixth run.


And there’s good news for fans of the show who always fancied a crack at winning the £100,000 prize themselves – because applications are now open for the sixth series, set to air in 2021.

Unlike competing in the show, the application process itself couldn’t be any easier, so wannabe fugitives shouldn’t have any trouble putting their names forward.

To get underway, simply head to the dedicated Hunted applications page, and press the “click here to start your application” button at the bottom of the page.

Next you’ll have to confirm that you fulfil the eligibility requirements – that you are over 18 years of age as of 11th February 2020, that you have the legal right to reside in the UK, that neither you nor any member of your household works for  SHINE TV or Channel 4, and that you are able to be away from home for up to six weeks.

From there you’ll have to provide your name an email address and a password, before giving some basic details about yourself, including your age, gender, and the region of the UK in which you live – as well as indicating whether you’d like to go on the run alone or as part of a team.

In the following section you’ll have to answer a range of questions, including a description of your character and what a typical day would look like for you.

Finally, you’ll be asked for a recent photograph of yourself, as well as a video – with a maximum length of three minutes, that details why you’d like to go on the run.

After that you’ll have to sit back and wait – although only successful applicants will be contacted by the production team.


Series five of Hunted begins on Thursday 13th February on Channel 4 at 9pm.