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The Bridge season 2 release date: Hosts, location and news for Channel 4 show

AJ Odudu and Aldo Kane host a "supersized" second run of the Channel 4 reality show.

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Published: Tuesday, 7th June 2022 at 2:55 pm
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Channel 4's reality competition The Bridge returns tonight with a brand new season – and this time, the show is "harder, hotter and tougher", according to the broadcaster.

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This year's series will see 16 contestants take on the challenge of building a bridge across 1,000 feet of water within 12 days – however, they'll be split into two teams and competing for double the jackpot in the islands of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.

While series one was narrated by James McAvoy, the likes of Strictly Come Dancing's AJ Odudu and Aldo Kane are joining the show as on-screen hosts for season 2 and with £200,000 up for grabs, the competition is set to be even bigger than before – but can the contestants learn to work together or will they burn their bridges?

Here's everything you need to know about The Bridge season 2.

The Bridge release date and time

The Bridge returns to our screens tonight (Tuesday 7th June) at 10pm on Channel 4.

The full series will be available to stream on All 4 from tonight onwards.

Earlier this year, Channel 4 announced that the reality show would be back for a "supersized second series" in a brand new location.

The show airs on Channel 4 in the UK, while American fans of The Bridge will be able to watch it on HBO Max.

Where is The Bridge season 2 filmed?

For its second season, The Bridge flew its contestants out to the uninhabited islanders of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam for "double the drama, and double the money up for grabs".

This year, the 16 contestants will be split into two teams and tasked with building a bridge of 1,000 feet of water in just 12 days for a chance of winning £200,000.

The Bridge hosts

Aldo Kane and AJ Odudu
Aldo Kane and AJ Odudu Getty/Getty

Season 2 of The Bridge will be hosted by TV presenter AJ Odudu and adventurer Aldo Kane, who'll be overseeing the challenges in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.

The first season of The Bridge did not feature a presenter, with X-Men star James McAvoy narrating the show.

"The opportunity to front The Bridge has happened almost serendipitously. From the Strictly Ballroom I have taken off onto my next, new adventure. Literally," AJ Odudu said in a statement.

"It's so exciting to front a show that promises to push the envelope and I know The Bridge is going to be bold, full of excitement and filled with plenty of drama. Bring it on."

Aldo Kane added: "Over the last 25 years, I have been operating in some of the world’s most extreme, remote and hostile locations, but this is one of the highest-stake missions I’ve ever worked on."

AJ Odudu is best known for hosting Big Brother's Bit on the Side and Married at First Sight: Afters, and for competing on Strictly Come Dancing last year. She recently read out the jury points for the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

Her co-host Aldo Kane is an adventurer and explorer who has appeared in shows like BBC Two's Expedition Volcano, First Man Out, Tigers: Hunting the Traffickers and Extreme Mountain Challenge.

The Bridge contestants

Aj Odudu & Aldo Kane host The Bridge Series 2 from Vietnam
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There are two teams of contestants taking on The Bridge this season and they are as follows:

North Beach

  • Alim (31), London
  • David (36), South Wales
  • Rikaya (30), Liverpool
  • Crystal (52), Liverpool
  • Frankie (30), London
  • Keira (24), Wrexham
  • Lotti (20), Cornwall
  • Ethan (28), Wiltshire

South Beach

  • Basit (27), London
  • Alex (24), London
  • Glasgow (24), London
  • Dawn (48), London
  • Kim (35), London
  • Richard (36), Birmingham
  • Lauren (29), Stoke-on-Trent
  • Shaun (29), Birmingham

What is The Bridge?

The Bridge is a reality competition which sees 16 strangers come together to build a bridge over 1,000 feet of water in just 12 days in order to win a cash prize.

In season 1, there were 12 strangers who had to work together for a chance to win £100,000 on an island 250 metres away, but the new run will be splitting the 16 strangers into two teams in the brand new tropical location of Vietnam.

This time, £200,000 will be up for grabs, with the teams going head to head to see who can reach the money first. Whoever is first to reach the money can then choose whether to keep it all for themselves or share it with their teammates.

"Along the way, the teams will face surprise dilemmas and devious temptations that disrupt the whole competition as we discover who is prepared to deceive their teammates for their own personal gain," Channel 4 teases.

"Working together is key, but in this pressure-cooker environment everyone must decide who to trust and where their allegiances lie."

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The Bridge season 2 airs tonight at 10pm on Channel 4. Check out more of our Entertainment coverage or visit our TV Guide to see what's on tonight.

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