When Does Shipwrecked Start?
Laura Lee - January 4, 2019


By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

The Channel 4 reality TV series, the one and the only, the legendary Shipwrecked saw two teams of beautiful and talented sun-kissed contestants fight it out on a tropical island in the hopes of wining a hefty cash prize…


And now? After six years of not seeing the show in action, it’s making a comeback this year, and we couldn’t be more ready. Team Shark and Team Tiger will once again face the challenges of the island. Although no official launch date has been set, it has been confirmed that the show will come out in early 2019, which is any second now….


The show aired originally on Channel 4 for an epic three series between the years of 2000-2001, and in 2006 was revived again.  Based on a recent trailer for the new remake, the new series will be airing on channel E4, the sister channel of the original one.


We’re also anxiously awaiting to find out who the contestants are…