The Island with Bear Grylls 2017 start time, cast and new twist: All you need to know!

When does The Island with Bear Grylls 2017 start? Series 4 air date!

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Season 4 of The Island with Bear Grylls is starting in 2017 and here's all we know so far.

Channel 4 confirmed last year that The Island would be back for series 4 in 2017, with host Bear saying: "There will be another series, which is fantastic. It's amazing, it's inspiring - and total respect to what the contestants go through."

When does The Island 2017 start?

Channel 4 has confirmed the official start date for The Island with Bear Grylls for TONIGHT - Sunday, April 23 at 9PM.

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The Island with Bear Grylls Series 4 start date, cast and news

Episode two will air the next day - Monday, April 24 at 9PM - before the show continues each Monday night at 9PM.

The Island with Bear Grylls cast

It has been revealed that The Islands with Bear Grylls' cast for season 4 will this year feature a generation divide.

This year's 16 castaways will be split in to two groups - the young and the old, and made up of all genders.

On one island, eight castaways aged between 18-30, and on the neighbouring island a group of 8 much older castaways. Neither group knows the other is there, but will they find each other?

An 18-year-old student, a detective constable and a hard working 66-year-old businessman are amongst the 16 Islanders, as well as camera operators and doctors in both groups.

> The Island 2017 contestants: The cast of The Island with Bear Grylls Series 4

It's the latest experiment in the series. The Island first hit our screens in 2014, with fourteen men left to fend for themselves without modern luxuries.

The second run then saw men and women taking on the challenge, but living separately on different islands.

Last year's third series was the first to feature a mix of genders together, although the males and females initially arrived on opposite sides of the same island, without knowing the other group was there.

A celebrity version of the show was also launched last year, in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.

The Island with Bear Grylls trailer

Ahead of the start date for the new series of The Island with Bear Grylls, Channel 4 has released a teaser trailer.

The 40 second clip shows some of what's to come from the season 4, including rows and accidents.

The Island with Bear Grylls airs on Channel 4.

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