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.
- 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.