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PSA: 'Hunted' Returns To Channel 4 Tonight For A Brand New Series

PSA: 'Hunted' Returns To Channel 4 Tonight For A Brand New Series

Channel 4's real life thriller, Hunted, is back with a dramatic fifth series tonight.

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The show is returning with an eclectic mix of new contestants, from a determined granddad to a pair of childhood sweethearts to a mum.

And as always, they'll all be battling against a team of expert hunters, who are all from ex-law enforcement, military and security force backgrounds, for a chance of bagging £100,000.

This season's fugitives include Mervyn (Titch) Little, who the hunters condescendingly underestimate as the "low hanging fruit" of the group.

Retiree Mervyn 'Titch' Little is set to be hunted (Credit: Channel 4)
Retiree Mervyn 'Titch' Little is set to be hunted (Credit: Channel 4)

But they couldn't be more wrong, as the Swindon local, 78, is actually ex SAS and spent 24 years in Army intelligence. Looks like he's one to watch...

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Meanwhile, couple Jess and Ella are set to lose the hunters very early on, and get off to a strong start. But will they be able to keep it up?

In case you need a reminder, the name of the game is to survive 28 days on the run without money, belongings and usual home comforts.

Fugatives Jess and Ella will also be put to the test (Credit: Channel 4)
Fugatives Jess and Ella will also be put to the test (Credit: Channel 4)

While on the run, fugitives are able to use any existing connections they have, be it friends or family, or ask members of the public for help.

Hunted gives participants the option to go on the run in pairs or solo, with winning pairs splitting the cash.

But the hunters will be on their tail the whole time, using CCTV footage, phone tracking and intelligence software to catch up with them every step they take.

The hunters are never far from the fugatives' tails (Credit: Channel 4)
The hunters are never far from the fugatives' tails (Credit: Channel 4)

The new series returns just days after producers put a callout for more wannabe fugitives to take part in its sixth instalment.

So if you're watching tonight's runaways thinking: 'Pfft, easy,' then why not put your money where your mouth is?

The only rules are that you need to be 18 or over to apply and you'll have to be able to wangle around six weeks off work. Think you're up to it?

Applications require shooting a short video introducing yourself and explaining why you'd like to go on the run, and they close on 23rd February - so don't sleep on this one.

You can apply here.

Hunted returns to Channel 4 at 9pm this evening, and will be on All4 afterwards.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, Channel 4

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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