The Island With Bear Grylls has been plunged into yet another “fix” row after viewers accused the show of “planting” food and a huge fishing net.
They cried foul when three guinea fowl just happened to wander near camp, and even suspected the birds had been “drugged” so that art dealer Barnes could easily capture and slaughter them.
The “poor” campmates, meanwhile, stumbled upon an enormous, fully intact, “conveniently placed” net on the shoreline and used it to catch a fish for dinner.
Last night’s episode saw the starving Channel 4 islanders resorting to desperate measures to find something to eat, including a disastrous raft voyage, and ended up having to be rescued by the show’s emergency team when the flimsy vessel sank.
It had been several days since any of the islanders had eaten meat or had a decent meal, and malnutrition was kicking in.
So the food and fishing equipment were a lucky break for the campmates — too lucky, in the opinion of many viewers who vented their fury on Twitter.
So this week we’ve had the planted fishing net and guinea fowl…
Why are people shocked these animals just appear, ‘suspiciously’. Nothing suspicious, they bloody put them there!#TheIsland
— Grant (@SnowAndBeach) April 17, 2018
#TheIsland should be renamed The Fairytale due to the utterly impossibly coincidental appearances of fishing nets & impossibly tame guinea fowl & other animals etc just as the hapless islanders are on the brink of starvation..every, single, time
— Part Cyborg ⊕♿⚢ (@Pandoranitemare) April 16, 2018
— Ronnie Fowler (@ronnief71) April 16, 2018
Conveniently placed fishing net 🙄 #TheIsland
— Hannah Cruse (@RoxieRoulette) April 16, 2018
#theisland Run little conveniently placed bird..run!!
— Tina (@Crazier) April 16, 2018
Drugged Guineafowls planted on the Island #TheIsland
— 👊🏼 (@midnight_wolf05) April 16, 2018
— Kirsty Grant (@gkirsty) April 16, 2018
Barnes’s team were foraging near their camp when they heard the call of the guinea fowl.
They swung into action, caught the animals and wrung their necks, before cooking them for dinner.
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It was fortuitous timing as Mercedes had spent much of the episode vomiting and sleeping through exhaustion. She decided to quit the island at the end of the show.
Entertainment Daily has contacted Channel 4 for comment.
* The Island With Bear Grylls continues on Channel 4 at 9pm next Monday.
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