Channel 4’s Hunted is back and looking for Mancunians good at disappearing

The show's producers are looking for "fugitives" from Greater Manchester to take part.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 27th May 2021

Reckon you’ve got what it takes to outrun the government?

Well, Channel 4’s smash-hit reality competition series Hunted is back for another series, and the show’s producers are looking for “fugitives” from Greater Manchester to take part.

It’s fair to say that the show – which has drawn in millions of viewers over five series and three celebrity spin-offs since 2015 – is unlike anything else on TV at the moment, as it challenges contestants to go on the run for 25 days across the UK, all while avoiding a team of ‘Hunters’.

The ‘Hunters’ are a group of the country’s best former military figures, police officers, detectives and intelligence operatives.

Throughout the run, the Hunters have access to contestants’ personal information and use “powers of the state” to locate contestants, as well as social media and monetary rewards to gather information that can lead to a successful capture.


Contestants that manage to battle their way through the final day and reach a designated “extraction” point before being captured will share a whopping £100,000 prize.

The show’s producers are looking for “fugitives” from Greater Manchester to take part / Credit: Channel 4

It’s no easy task, but Greater Manchester residents are being encouraged to give it a go.


If you think you stand a chance at beating the Hunters, then applications are now open for the 2021 series which is set to begin filming in October.

Producers are on the look-out for people of “all ages, backgrounds and professions to try and evade capture from a team of expert trackers.”

To apply, all you’ll need to do is upload a short video – a maximum of three minutes long -introducing yourself and explaining why you’d like to go on the run. 


If you are applying with a friend or family member, it’s fine to just submit one application for one member of the group, but all members of the group should ideally be in the video you submit, and you must have their permission to apply on their behalf and disclose their personal details.

The deadline is 12 June 2021, and you must be aged 18 or older – so if you fancy it, you can stick your application in here.

Featured Image – Channel 4