'Apocalypse Wow' — release date, celebrity contestants, and everything you need to know

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Apocalypse Wow is coming to ITV2. (Image credit: ITV)

Apocalypse Wow is a brand-new celebrity game show coming to ITV2 later this summer from the minds behind LEGO Masters, Killer Camp and The Hit List.  

Apocalypse Wow sends a group of celebs, led by TV fave Scarlett Moffatt, into the “Torture Dome”, all with the aim of defeating a group of supervillains. 

Scarlett says: “I had the most fun making the series and it's unlike anything I've ever seen on TV before so I’m super excited for everyone to see it. Trust me when I say, you’re not going to want to miss this!”

Here’s everything you need to know about Apocalypse Wow

Apocalypse Wow release date 

Apocalypse Wow is nearly here! This bonkers new game show starts on Friday, July 16th on ITV2 at 10pm, straight after Love Island! Episodes will air weekly in the same slot, and will be available to watch on ITV Hub, too!

How does Apocalypse Wow work?

Apocalypse Wow is set inside the “Torture Dome”, a secretive underground club that's described by ITV as "part-BDSM dungeon, part Fight Club!"

Each episode, a "Clan" of five celebrities will enter the dome to battle some of The Mistress’ “Bosses” in some ludicrous physical challenges, all in a bid to bring home a load of cash for charity. The weakest celeb will be banished in a hilarious, unique way each week, with a new famous face filling their shoes to ensure the and be replaced by another famous face.

The Bosses include: Master Enormo (one of the world’s strongest men), The Horn Hunter (a back-flipping parkour master), Hot Slippy Jesus (the UK’s no. 1 gravy wrestler), The Mermaid (a mermaid) and more!

Who's hosting Apocalypse Wow?

TV presenter AJ Odudu (Big Brother's Bit on the Side) is on hosting duties alongside Hey Tracey’s Donna Preston, aka “The Mistress”. 

AJ Odudu says: "I love a challenge based show so anything which involves anything physical is the type of show that I'd enjoy partaking in. So as soon as the opportunity came, I was just like 'Yes! 100%!'"

"Also, it's in a massive studio and I've always wanted to present a big shiny studio show. In addition to the fact, I love anything celebrity - where you get to see celebrities in a different light. I mean honestly, what's not to love? It's challenge based, celebrities, lots of fun! Honestly, it was a no brainer!"

Donna Preston describes Apocalypse Wow as 'a feast for the eye.' She said its 'a mix between Mad Max and Gladiators. Basically, it's thrashing celebrities. It's what we all want to see, isn't it? It's chaos, a bit filthy. Expect the unexpected."

Which celebs are in Apocalypse Wow?

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Scarlett Moffatt features as the celebrity team leader. (Image credit: Tuesday’s Child Television / ITV2)

Scarlett Moffatt will lead the team as “Chief of the Clan”. Her first team will include Love Island contestant Chris Hughes, comedian Darren Harriott, former Pussycat Dolls member Kimberly Wyatt and The Only Way Is Essex favourite Bobby Norris.

RuPaul's Drag Race UK Series 1 winner The Vivienne, Made in Chelsea’s Sam Thompson, TV presenter Karim Zeroual, comedian Kemah Bob, TOWIE star Jessica Wright and Ibiza Weekender’s Jordan Davies will join the clan later in the series!

Is there a trailer?

ITV2 hasn't revealed an official trailer for Apocalypse Wow just yet!

Martin Shore
Staff Writer at WhatToWatch.com

Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.