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Prize Island

  • Episode: 

    1 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 27 Oct 2013
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    5.40pm - 6.35pm
  • Week: 

    Week 44 2013 : Sat 26 Oct - Fri 01 Nov
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Hosted by Alexander Armstrong & Emma Willis, Prize Island is a new, action-packed gameshow set on a sun-baked tropical island. Here, ordinary couples arrive in an extraordinary place to participate in incredible games and challenges to win prizes.  The island is a magical place, remote and untouched by the modern world - it is exactly the kind of paradise where we all dream of being marooned, filled with wildlife, sweeping landscapes, the odd vast shipwreck and tons of prizes.
The entire island is the show’s set, with over-the-top stunts and colourful games scattered across the landscape. A surprise lurks round every corner… fitted kitchens appearing from the ocean, TVs in the undergrowth, even hairdryers with very modern technology that lock in moisture dug from the prize seams beneath the abandoned Old Gold Mine. There is even the wreck of a half-submerged pirate galleon in one of the bays across which the contestants must race to stay in the competition.
In this episode four couples arrive on Prize Island to compete in games like ‘Coconut Superstore’, ‘Shipwreck’ and ‘Swiss Family Plumbing’. After each round a team is eliminated, leaving only one couple to compete in the final located at the remote and mysterious Moonfish Bay. In ‘Buried Treasure’ the finalists will attempt to locate and win the ultimate prize buried in the sands - a new car and £50,000. Will loved-up young couple Ben and Sophie make it through the experience to fit their new home with much needed furniture? Will best friends Michael & Sameer manage to stop bickering for long enough to defeat brothers Nick & Patrick? Or will Geordie mum and daughter, Gillian & Sarah win the money? It is more cash than they could ever dream of and it means the world to them both.