After four weeks on the island, the group have collectively lost almost 30 stone and are increasingly beleaguered as they enter their last days as castaways. Karen is suffering more than the rest, with dangerously low blood sugar and diarrhoea. Bromance buddies Ben and Jager try fishing and then hunting for the island’s elusive turkeys in the dense jungle. Aran and Jacqui stumble across a caiman crocodile – a vicious adversary, but rich in calories. Can they pass the ultimate test and provide food for all?
Directly following the broadcast of this there is an hour long special called Surviving The Island with Bear Grylls: Bear looks at how two groups from two different generations lasted five weeks on an uninhabited Pacific island. Marooned with only a handful of basic tools and the clothes on their back, the castaways had to endure extreme weather and stormy relations within the group. Bear returns to meet the castaways to find out first-hand how they did it. Was it the wisdom of age or the energy of youth that proved most valuable?
Series Editor: Sebastian Grant
Executive Producer: Nicola Brown
Production Company: Shine
The Island With Bear Grylls Episode 5 (of 5) airs on Sunday 14 May 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on Channel 4.