The Island Gets Danish Celebrity Version


Banijay’s adventure-reality format The Island is being given its first Danish celebrity version for Kanal 5 and discovery+.

Produced by Banijay’s Nordisk Film TV, the series is the fourth adaptation of the celebrity version worldwide and will feature eight well-known Danes as they are set ashore on a tropical desert island, where they must survive 14 days completely on their own. It will air under the local title Øen VIP.

The cast includes influencer Philine Roepstorff, TV presenter Mille Gori, TV doctor Charlotte Bøving, actor Sebastian Bull, model Oliver Bjerrehuus, chef Thomas Rode, professional skateboarder Rune Glifberg and professional dancer Frederik Nonnemann.

Ulrik Jørgensen, CEO of Nordisk Film TV Denmark, said: “We can’t wait to bring Celebrity Island to the Danish audience and allow them to see well-known faces in a whole new light. Seeing the celebrities stripped of their modern comforts, you can’t help but wonder how you would get on if you suddenly had to survive on a deserted island.”

Lucas Green, global head of content operations at Banijay, said: “Celebrity Island offers a gripping insight into the grit, capabilities and survival skills of well-known faces, when they are stripped of their possessions and home comforts. This is a unique format without the usual trappings of big prizes, eliminations and winners, and it’s fantastic to see it continue to travel to new markets.”

Pil Gundelach Brandstrup, Nordic program director at Warner Bros. Discovery, said: “Øen VIP is another addition to the large range of adventure programs offered by Warner Bros. Discovery. Øen VIP is without comparison among the toughest and most authentic reality programs in the genre. We will experience the participants in some conditions that will mean that we get really close to them—for better or for worse. The program offers hard times and humor, struggle and conflicts, development and realizations. The cast each get a perspective on their own lives, as they live in Denmark with many things that are taken for granted. And we also hope that the program can both help to entertain the viewers but also give food for thought in relation to our own everyday life.”