Banged Up cast: Who will star in the Channel 4 show? | The Sun

BANGED Up will follow a group of celebrities as they swap their normal lives for time behind bars at the decommissioned Shrewsbury Prison. 

Here is who you can expect to see on your screen for the Channel 4 series.

Who is in the cast of Banged Up?

Sid Owen

EastEnders star Sid Owen is best known for playing Ricky Butcher in the BBC soap.

He took part in season ten of Strictly Come Dancing and was paired with professional dancer Ola Jordan.

They were the third pair to be eliminated from the competition.

The actor claimed that he is the only person in his family not to have served time behind bars, but he will experience prison life first hand in the new Channel 4 series.

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Tom Rosenthal

Tom Rosenthal will be starring in the Channel 4 showCredit: PA

Tom Rosenthal is a comedian known for playing Jonny in the Channel 4 sitcom Friday Night Dinner.

He's also known for playing Marcus in the comedy series Plebs.

In 2014 he co-created a comedy pilot called Flat TV, which was commissioned into a mini-series.

He appeared in Guy Ritchie's film Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, and voiced the lead role in the animated series Adventures Of ArachnoFly.

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Marcus Luther

Gogglebox fans will be delighted to see Marcus Luther on their screensCredit: therealmarcusluther/Instagram

Marcus Luther is known for his larger-than-life personality.

He is a Gogglebox star who has appeared on the show since 2018 alongside his wife Mica Ven.

The pair announced that they were leaving the show last year.

It came two months after they suffered a devastating death in the family.


Pop singer HRVY has joined the line-up.

He was a runner-up on season 18 of Strictly Come Dancing with partner Janette Manrara.

Speaking of his experience filming, the singer told the Daily Star: "I go to a prison, and I live in a prison environment for like eight days, it’s the maddest thing that I have ever done in my life."

Peter Hitchens

Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens is among seven celebrities to be banged up inside HMP Shrewsbury.

He is known for his strong traditional conservative views and a belief in the rule of law.

Following the filming process he wrote about how real he found the experience and how much he struggled during his time in the prison.

Neil Parish

Former Conservative MP Neil Parish is part of the all-male lineup.

He resigned from his job last year after admitting to watching porn on his phone in the House of Commons.

When he resigned he claimed that his behaviour had been immoral but not illegal.

Johnny Mercer

Sitting Conservative MP and Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Johnny Mercer will also be taking part in the show.

He served in the British Army from 2002-2013, before becoming an MP in 2015.

Mercer isn't a stranger to reality TV having won Celebrity Hunted in 2018.

When is Banged Up on TV?

Banged Up lands on Channel 4 on Tuesday, October 21, at 9.15pm.

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There are four episodes in total which will be released at the same time weekly.

Episodes will also be available to watch on Channel 4 online after they are first broadcast.

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