CBBC re-commissions kids game show

Two new series of Escape from Scorpion Island scheduled to be filmed this summer.
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After attracting peak audiences of a million with its first series, Escape from Scorpion Island will return to the BBC in the form of two new 15-episode instalments, much to the delight of global property rights holder, The Foundation, part of the RDF Media Group.

The kids’ adventure game show sees 16 children between 11 and 14 marooned on an island and compete to be the first team to escape by completing set challenges and stunts.

The second series will be broadcast on BBC 1 later this year, with series three scheduled to go out in 2009.

Anne Gilchrist, controller, CBBC, said: “Escape from Scorpion Island has amazing challenges that every child in Britain will be wishing they could take part it – I’m thrilled to be able to order another two series of this ambitious show.”

Nigel Pickard, director of RDF’s family entertainment, added: “We’re delighted to be producing another two series of Escape from Scorpion Island for the BBC and can’t wait to get stuck into more hair-raising challenges that every child looking for an adventure will love to watch.”

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