Channel 4 to launch new survival show

Channel 4 are set to launch a new survival show called 'Escape', based on a plane crash and hosted by 'SAS: Who Dares Wins' star Ant Middleton

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Channel 4 are set to launch a new survival show based on a plane crash.

The show, named 'Escape', will be presented by ex-Special Forces and 'SAS: Who Dares Wins' star Ant Middleton, and will see a "small team of engineers" fight for survival using only the resources found in the debris of a staged plane crash.

An advert looking for contestants reads: "Dropped in a remote and undisclosed location, a small team of engineers will have only their imagination, resourcefulness and what they can find from the debris of a crash to create a vehicle to escape from the scene.

"With a finite amount of food and water they must work fast to create a vehicle that will help them escape."

Show bosses are reportedly hoping the new show will combine elements of hit US television drama 'Lost' - which followed the lives of a group of plane crash survivors - with Channel 4 game show 'Scrapheap Challenge', which pits teams of builders against each other to build machines from unwanted junk.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "People really like survival programmes and watching how people can come together against the odds.

"This latest idea is a twist on 'Lost' and 'Scrapheap Challenge' and it's hoped it will appeal to a wide audience."

It is unknown as of yet when Channel 4 intends to produce the programme, or when it can be expected to hit screens.

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