Commando VIP Reality TV Series Overview


Commando VIP is a British reality television show that aired on Channel 5 (UK) from 19 October to 23 November 2005.


It put six celebrities through tough military-style challenges after being trained by three real commandos.

The contestant were tested on their fitness and also their brains by completing tough training in preparation for six missions; these included locating a downed pilot over enemy lines across rugged and tough terrain, and sieging a building to save hostages.

The celebrities who took part included:

  • Nigel Benn (boxer and ex-soldier).
  • Steve Collins (boxer).
  • Jason Cowan (former Big Brother contestant and Ex-Royal Navy).
  • Ryan Dunn (from Jackass).
  • Lee Latchford-Evans (former member of Steps).
  • Heather Peace (actress, ex-Ultimate Force).


Filmed around Loch Rannoch, Scotland.

Commando VIP Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Narrator(s): Ralph Ineson.
  • Director(s): Rupert Smith.
  • Producer(s):
    • David Alpin … supervising producer (unknown episodes).
    • Hamish Barbour … executive producer (unknown episodes).
    • Ian Dunkley … co-executive producer (unknown episodes).
    • Steve Gowans … co-executive producer (unknown episodes).
    • John Ireland … producer (unknown episodes).
  • Writer(s): David Alpin.
  • Music: Gary Judd.
  • Cinematography: Laurence Blyth, Scott Milton, and Simon Reay.
  • Editor(s): Toby Carr, Greg Coyne, and Mikheal Junod.
  • Production: IWC Media and Channel 5 (For).
  • Distributor(s): Channel 5 (2005) and Bravo Television (2006).
  • Release Date: 19 October 2005 to 23 November 2005.
  • Running Time: 48 minutes.
  • Rating: PG.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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