PRODUCERS have started the search for contestants to take part in the next series of Hunted...just as the latest series hits TV screens.

The popular Channel 4 show challenges teams of 'fugitives' to disappear and go on the run, testing their wits to evade capture from some of the best hunters in the planet.

The fifth series returned to TV screens on Thursday night but producers have already opened applications for a sixth series.

You can go it alone or apply to take part with friends, family and colleagues.

A spokesman added: "We're looking for ordinary men and women to go on the run and try to disappear in one of the most watched nations on Earth.

"If you had to disappear tomorrow, for whatever reason - with some of the world's best investigators looking for you, and some of the most cutting edge technology tracking you, could you just vanish?"

In previous series a prize of £100,000 has been shared equally between the fugitives who successfully evade capture.

To apply you need to film and upload a short video (max 3 mins) introducing yourself and explaining why you would like to go on the run.

If you are applying to go on the run with friends/family/colleagues, you can 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

To find out more and to fill out an application form, click here.

The deadline for applications is midnight on February 23 so you haven't got long.

All applicants must be aged 18 or over.