Crotch rot and mountains of maggots: my five months of hell on Shipwrecked

Culture The Guardian

I was on the original reality show and it was so harrowing they wouldn’t even use the actual footage. These pampered new islanders don’t know they’re born Reality TV tends to inspire outrage; consider the Ofcom complaints generated by Dani Dyer’s “emotional abuse” at the hands of Love Island producers, or the bile directed at Strictly’s Alexandra Burke for being more talented than Middle England felt she had any business being. Shipwrecked, the Channel 4 show in which two islands compete for a cash prize, belongs to a gentler time – one before the watershed moment when Geordie Shore’s …

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