Preview: Shipmates


In this new series, two groups of friends board a luxurious cruise shipfor a glamorous competition. For five days they join 1500 party animals stopping off at the Med’s biggest party destinations of Cannes, Ibiza, Palma and Barcelona.

The aim is to convince the other party-goers to vote for them in a week-long popularity contest. In this second episode, it’s day two of the festival at sea and Charlotte and Ed’s teams are competing to impress their 1500 fellow passengers that they are the most fun.

As the ship sails from Cannes towards Ibiza, the teams choose stowaways to sabotage their rivals. A stowaway girlfriend, convinced that her boyfriend is getting up to no good, rattles the team when she turns up to keep an eye on him.

There is a competitive challenge to blag enough white clothing to create all-white outfits for the infamous Captain’s White Party. Will it be all white on the night? The girls punish the lads for their inadequate networking performance; and someone gets a right telling off from their team mates for flirting with the opposition.

Shipmates – Friday at 11.05 on Channel 4.