Controversial reality show 10,000BC is returning to Channel 5.
The show, in which Channel 5 sent a group of people back to the Stone Age, is back, however this time they’re not alone.
From dehydration to extreme weight loss and near-death experiences, 24 modern day Brits face the harsh extremes of Bulgaria.
The 10-part series, shot in a remote part of Bulgaria during the summer, explores whether a group of everyday people – taken from their 21st Century lifestyle and plunged headlong into the Stone Age – can survive the experience for two testing months.
And this time, there’s a twist. The human trial is taken to another dimension as – initially unbeknown to each other – not one but two groups enter the landscape.
Forced to compete for the scarce resources and rustic shelters, will the tribes choose to work together or in competition in the quest to survive this epic endurance test?
Pushed to their physical, mental and emotional limits, the adventurers are stripped of everything connected with their modern lifestyles – comfy clothing, mobile phones and deodorant – and given zero contact with the outside world.
— 10,000 BC (@10000BC) January 2, 2016
To stay alive they have to source their own food and master their surroundings. Unless they learn to fish, forage and hunt – they will starve.
Not only must they battle with the dramatic and immediate lifestyle transition but also the weather and food on offer. They have to deal with dramatic thunder and hail storms, extreme temperatures and a hungry pack of jackals, not to mention hunger and sickness.
The show itself was greeted with mixed reviews during its first series, after competitor Jodie O’Rourke claimed that Paul Barnes groped her as she tried to sleep.
The 23-year-old events manager – who was on the show with mum Josie – told her fellow campmates that Paul put his hands on her breasts.
Jodie and the 41-year-old trucker were both removed from the show’s camp to face questions from producers, after Paul claims he was totally unaware of what he was doing and must have been attempting to keep warm in his sleep.
However, show bosses were faced with a tough decision as the incident was not captured on camera meaning they couldn’t settle the row.
They then placed Paul’s fate in the hands of the tribe, telling them to vote on whether Paul should be allowed to stay in camp.
10,000 BC returns to Channel 5 5 week commencing 18th January 2016.