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Prize Island

  • Episode: 

    2 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 03 Nov 2013
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    5.30pm - 6.35pm
  • Week: 

    Week 45 2013 : Sat 02 Nov - Fri 08 Nov
  • Channel: 

Hosted by Alexander Armstrong & Emma Willis, Prize Island is a new, action-packed game show 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 week’s show four couples arrive on Prize Island to compete in thrilling games like ‘Walk the Plank’, ‘Shipwreck’ and ‘Prize Safari’. 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. 
The competition is set to be fierce. It’s the students vs the police officers vs the sporty best mates vs… the retired landlady and her daughter. All are here to win big, but who has the teamwork, the resilience and the skills to make it to the final?
Charlie and Helouise were teenage sweethearts, but now living on a student budget are wondering where the money will come from to build a post-uni life for themselves? Will Prize Island provide the answer?
Tina and James are both police officers and as everybody knows coppers keep fit chasing robbers, but have these two got the drive (there’s no blue flashing lights for them) to see off their opponents and go home laden with prizes for their kids?
Dan & Paras never stop talking. Quirky, funny, motormouth best mates, they certainly talk a good game – City Boy and his Personal Trainer buddy – but can they stay the distance as they criss-cross the island in search of riches?
Pat, a retired pub landlady and her daughter Clare have never had a chance to go away together on a grown-up adventure like Prize Island. For them it’s a moment to cherish, but they are not going to let the occasion get the better of them – they are here to win, win, win.