C4 announces the return of 'The Jump', 'The Island with Bear Grylls', 'Troy' and a host of new shows

The head of factual entertainment for Channel 4, Liam Humphreys has today announced a new season of programming, featuring new shows and the return of fan favourites.

The Jump will return after successful first series. The show presented by Davina McCall and Alex Brooker will return in 2015. The second series of The Jump will air live from Innsbruck in Austria. An exciting host of famous faces will take on the adrenaline fuelled winter sports. The contestants will also have to face the nerve-wrecking live ski jump.

The Island with Bear Grylls will also return for a second series.  The new series will have two islands – one for men and one for women. The second series will continue in the same vein as the first series, with the men and women hoping to survive on a deserted island, stripped of all luxuries.

Troy will also return for a second series in 2015. The show attracted the most viewers for Channel 4's digital channel E4, since the debut of drama Skins in 2007. The show will be filled with more stunts and illusions with hidden cameras capturing the reactions of unsuspecting members of the public.

Kevin McCloud will return with a new four-part series, Kevin McCloud: Escape to the Wild. The show will see Kevin uncover the stories of people have deserted the rat race and moved to the most deserted parts of the earth. Kevin will explore whether living the “simple” life really does make for an easier life.

Announced earlier this year, Dementiaville will take a sensitive but progressive approach to the understanding and care of people with dementia. The series will explore the real-life stories using archives to re-discover the person who has been overtaken by dementia.

A one-off series, Sex in Class will work with eleven students in British schools as different sex education modules are piloted that could become part of a GCSE course. As Sex Education and UNFPA ambassador Goedele Liekens attempts to bring Britain’s sex education to the forefront. Britain is recorded to be the country with the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Western Europe, with seventy per cent of teens believing that porn is their most reliable and acceptable form of education. Liekens believes that sex should be taught in a sensible and proper way to teenagers.

Richard Ayoade believes all holidays are hell. In a new untitled travel series, Ayoade hopes to be taught otherwise, each week he will be joined by a famous companion and together they will take a journey of discovery to some of the most aspirational destinations in Europe. The series will take Richard on a journey from hotels to ice palaces, underwater bedrooms and guest houses on top of cranes.

- Channel 4
- Davina McCall
- Alex Brooker
- Bear Grylls
- Kevin McCloud
- Richard Ayoade
- The Island with Bear Grylls
- The Jump
- Troy
- Dementiaville
- Skins

Written by: MSW_Matthew
Sep 1st, 2014, 3:57 am

Image courtesy of Channel 4

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