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Channel 4 brings back The Bridge for second series

Channel 4 brings back The Bridge for second series
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Channel 4 overhauls The Bridge as the competition reality series returns for a second series.

Channel 4 has announced that The Bridge is to return for a second series with several key changes to the format.

In the first series, which aired in late 2020, a group of strangers had to come together in the British countryside and build a bridge to an island over a lake in order to reach a cash prize.

The new series will move location to the islands of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam and see the 16 strangers divided into two teams, who will then go head-to-head to build bridges and get to the winnings first.

While the first series featured James McAvoy providing voiceover, the new run will introduce AJ Odudu as an on-screen host, with explorer Aldo Kane also on board as a mentor for the contestants.

"The opportunity to front The Bridge has happened almost serendipitously," said Odudu. "From the Strictly ballroom I have taken off onto my next, new adventure. Literally.

"It's so exciting to front a show that promises to push the envelope and I know The Bridge is going to be bold, full of excitement and filled with plenty of drama. Bring it on."

The show, which will also get a release on HBO Max in the US, airs on Channel 4 later this year.

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