A new series of Celebrity Hunted launched on Tuesday night (October 16th).

The Channel 4 series features four pairs of celebrities as they attempt to go on the run for two weeks, avoiding a special group of former police and intelligence officers.

Of the group of fresh fugitives is former Love Island stars Chris and Kem. Needless to say, their attempts at evading the law were utterly hilarious.

Here’s a review of episode 1…

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

The Teams

Eight celebrities were at the start gun in Westminster, with Chris and Kem the brunt of the joke as comedian Dom Joly said that they would last all of “two days”.

Team 1

  • Chris Hughes (Love Island series 3)
  • Kem Cetinay (Love Island series 3)
Celebrity Hunted (For Stand Up To Cancer) - Kem Cetinay and Chris Hughes

Celebrity Hunted (For Stand Up To Cancer) – Kem Cetinay and Chris Hughes

Team 2

  • Vicky Pattinson (I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!)
  • Dom Joly (Comedian)

Team 3

  • Louie Smith (Olympian)
  • AJ Pritchard (Strictly Come Dancing)
Celebrity Hunted (For Stand Up To Cancer) - AJ Pritchard and Louis Smith

Celebrity Hunted (For Stand Up To Cancer) – AJ Pritchard and Louis Smith

Team 4

  • Kay Burley (Sky News)
  • Johnny Mercer (MP)

The Strategies

Chris and Kem were already identified by the special detectives as the immediate weak links – shock!

Running as fast as they could from the Tower of London starter point, they stood out like sore thumbs. Wearing identical matching outfits didn’t help, either.

The hilarious duo hopped into a getaway car with their celebrity manager, grabbing a couple of old school Nokia burner phones and heading 180 miles north to the Peak District.

An area that was not Kem’s speciality…

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Sleeping in a tent in the countryside, neither of the boys were particularly pleased with how the hunt was shaping up.

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Kay Burley and Johnny Mercer plotted the most elaborate escape routine as they jumped on a Fire Rescue boat on Butler’s Wharf Pier, utilising Kay’s huge contact book from her time as a journalist with Sky News.

It was the perfect getaway for the early front-runner favourites…

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

However, the pair soon parted ways, with Johnny having to sneak back into London for an important parliamentary vote.

Kay headed to the Cotswolds, but with no phone or other methods of staying in contact, the chances of meeting up again looked slim.

Dom Joly’s Creativity

Dom Joly reverted back to his Trigger Happy TV days by putting on an accent and creating a hilarious, albeit pointless, disguise.

Alongside Vicky Pattinson, Dom pretended to be a Dutch tourist, with Vicky his Australian wife.

Perfectly normal…

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Who Got Caught?

Johnny’s impressively ballsy move to sneak back into London eventually paid off.

Although he was seen by the Hunters milling around the Houses of Parliment, Johnny slipped in and out of the capital with the help of his wife, Felicity Mercer, hiding under a duvet in the back of her Land Rover.

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Celebrity Hunted episode 1, Channel 4

Chris and Kem ended up in Wales where they attempted to break their burner phone after catching wind that the Hunters had tracked them down.

After failing to smash the phone into smithereens, Chris said:

No wonder it’s called a burner phone, we’re going to have to burn it.

Eventually, nobody was caught on episode 1, although that looks like it could change come the end of episode 2…

 

 

WATCH CELEBRITY HUNTED EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT ON CHANNEL 4, AT 9.15 PM