PUBLISHED: 13:59, Sun, Oct 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:07, Sun, Oct 25, 2020
Channel 4 series The Bridge kicked off a couple of weeks ago, bringing with it plenty of reality TV drama against the backdrop of a survivalist challenge and the promise of a huge cash prize. The show features 12 strangers, who are tasked with building a large wooden bridge in the space of 20 days to help them cross to an island and claim £100,000. However, there are many twists and turns along the way as well as bitter in-fighting which could see them losing the lot if they don’t work together.
Express.co.uk spoke exclusively to two of the stars of The Bridge Tara and Rowan about their experiences on the show.
The series was filmed between August and September this year with the contestants required to self-isolate to ensure they were COVID-19-free before they were allowed to take part.
Once the group made it to their rustic cabins in rural Wales, they found themselves very much having to survive and make the most of the resources they had.
Recent graduate Rowan said: “You had zero contact with the outside world. Absolutely nothing.
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The Bridge on Channel 4 puts the contestants to the test (Image: CHANNEL 4)
The Bridge on Channel 4 saw 12 strangers living and working together (Image: CHANNEL 4)
“This was your new world. Like anything you left behind was well and truly left behind. You didn’t’ get any update.
“Once you started that process, you were well and truly in it and that was your day for the rest of the situation.”
He went on to reveal: “We actually had to surrender our phones a week before we started filming as well just because of the whole isolation period because they were very good on coronavirus protection and stuff like that. The way you make a TV show now is completely different.
“But leaving the outside world, especially the horrible, horrible news cycle and waking up everyday and another miserable story and nothing has got better and the world is still on first – you know what, it was actually kind of nice to leave that behind.”
The Bridge on Channel 4 sees contestants working together