Tyler, in typical teenage fashion, is suffering from a bout of laziness and lethargy.
But there’s nothing typical about the journey he then finds himself going on as a result of his fears and anxieties about growing up – a journey that happens to feature a desert island, a weird magic laptop, a creepy cave, a mysterious forest and a scheming villain in the form of power-crazed Ryan – along with some other young people who have come along with Tyler in his journey into his own psyche.
This hour-long special, filmed in the North East and on the island of Crete, explores the anxieties that many teenagers face about growing up, taking on more responsibilities and finding their own voices.
Pictured above is Tyler (Miles Butler Hughton)
Dumping Ground Island Special airs Friday 22 December 2017 from 5.00pm-5.50pm on CBBC.