Ruby Wax gets married on a deserted island for Channel 5

Ruby Wax is set to find herself getting married on a desert island as part of an upcoming Channel 5 show.

The 69-year-old comedian and actor will become a true outcast on a remote island off the coast of Madagascar in the new two-part series, Ruby Wax Castaway.

Speaking of the upcoming show, in which Wax will document her entire experience with her own handheld and body-mounted cameras, she said: “If people are looking forward to Love Island, imagine it. How disappointed will they be…

“I like to do things that surprise me. I used to do something a little difficult.

“I knew what it was at the beginning, it was hell but eventually you find out why you did it.

“That could happen… Or I could sue the production company.”


Ruby Wax will find herself married on a desert island for new Channel 5 series (Ian West/PA)

Channel 5 confirmed that the show’s production team will be stationed offshore, in the event of an emergency, and that Wax’s mental health and safety will be monitored as the experience unfolds.

On Wednesday, Channel 5 announced that the new series will air later this year, alongside a host of other new shows for 2023 starring Ross Kemp, Tim Peake and Jay Blades.

Viewers will be taken on a trip into space on a mission to uncover the mysteries of the universe in the three-part series Tim Peake: Secrets Of Our Universe, and see the extraordinary history of London’s East End like 52- One-year-old Blades goes back in time to explore the area he grew up in in Jay Blades: History Of The East End.


Ross Kemp to star in new Channel 5 series Blindspot (Ian West/PA)

Meanwhile, documentary filmmaker and former EastEnders star Kemp, 58, is set to return to acting after 15 years to play police detective Tony Warden in the four-part horror film Blindspot.

Kemp was cast alongside newcomer Beth Alsbury, who plays Hannah, a disabled woman with a sense of humour, who believes she witnessed the prelude to a murder while watching CCTV on raw land.

Undeterred when her fears are dismissed by the apathetic, and possibly corrupt, cop in charge of the case, Hannah finds her own life in danger as she fights to discover what actually happened in the blind spot.

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Also on Channel 5’s TV series list for 2023 is The Heir, starring Robert James-Collier, Gaynor Faye and Jemima Rooper as brothers reeling from the sudden death of their Father, played by Larry Lamb.

Other new movies coming to Channel 5 in 2023 include the new Ben Fogle series, Endurance: Race to the Pole, Pet Psychic, Anneka Challenge, Nick Knowles Into Death Valley and TV series Pictures include The Catch, Black Cab and The Good Friend.

Along with a host of new titles, the broadcaster has also confirmed the return of several fan-favorite titles, including Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out, The Yorkshire Vet, Motorway Cops, Cause Of Death and All Creatures Great And Small. Ruby Wax gets married on a deserted island for Channel 5

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