Doncaster model bidding to win £100,000 on new reality TV show The Bridge

A plumber and part time model from Doncaster is aiming to win £100,000 after being unveiled as one of the contestants on a major new reality TV show.

By Darren Burke
Thursday, 1st October 2020, 1:17 pm

Luke Garth, 26, is one of the hopefuls taking part in new Channel 4 show The Bridge where contestants have to work together to build a bridge to an island in the middle of a reservoir where there will be a £100,000 cash prize waiting.

He will be going head to head with a stripper, TV presenter Trisha Goddard’s daughter, a waitress, a student and many more in the show set in Wales, which airs later this year.

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Luke from Doncaster is one of the stars of new Channel 4 reality show The Bridge. (Photo: Channel 4)

They're all part of a 12-strong crew who've been thrown together in the wilds of the of Denbighshire/Conwy border to build a 850ft bridge across the waters of Llyn Brenig reservior.

They've got 20 days to build, by hand, a structure that'll get them over to it - overcoming a series of twists and turns along the way.

If the group successfully work as a team and reach the cash before the deadline, each of them will get a vote for who they think is the most deserving of the life changing prize.

The winner is then left with the trickiest decision of all – will they keep all the money or share it?

Growing up, Luke experienced homelessness and lived in a tent under a bridge with his mum and his sister for a time.

He says those times have taught him what’s really important in life.

"I'm the sort of person who, when someone says, "Don't press the red button," needs to press the red button," he admits.

Steve Handley, Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 said, “Filmed in the backdrop of the wide open spaces of the glorious UK countryside that many of us have been dreaming of in recent months this entertaining and utterly engaging new reality series is bound to start many conversations about just how far we would each go to secure £100k.”

The series is being filmed following strict Covid-19 production guidelines and will be narrated by X-Men actor James McAvoy.