Hunted is back, tracking eleven ordinary people, including James and Nathan from West Yorkshire.

The contestants are all hoping they can successfully go on the run for 23 days, outrunning an elite team of investigators, to win a share of £100,000.

For the first time in Hunted history, this series started with the fugitives making their escape from an island – the Isle of Wight – under the ever-watchful eye of the hunter helicopter streaming live video direct to HQ.

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Who are Hunted's James and Nathan?

Nathan and James, from Castleford, met at a New Year’s Eve party in 2013 and a year later, they became housemates and are now the best of friends.

They share a love of skiing, Escape Rooms and golf and the pair have had many adventures travelling all over the world together to far flung places including South Korea, Mexico, Japan, Bali, America and Singapore.

They are both profoundly deaf - James was diagnosed deaf shortly after birth and Nathan lost his hearing aged two after contracting meningitis – but both have complimentary communication skills as James can lip read extremely well while Nathan can speak well.

They both had cochlear implants but plan to leave their implants at home when they are on the run as they want to embark on this challenge with no aids so they can show what it is like to be profoundly deaf in a hearing world.

As a deaf person, James says that they face communication barriers every day and the housemates want to prove by going on the run that deaf people can succeed facing adversity.

The 32-year-old postman said: “I’d like people within the deaf community to see me doing this on TV and feel confident enough to do what I'm doing. When they see me I hope that it will motivate them to think, ‘Well, I can do that. He can't talk. He's profoundly deaf. I could do that.’”

They have some dastardly plans to outwit the hunters which involve using their extensive deaf network and a big dose of cheek.

Winning the money would allow Graphic Designer Nathan to put a deposit on his first home – a life changing prize.

The 28-year-old said: “I would like to get a deposit for a house for my future’s sake, so I've got a roof over my head. The money would have a big impact and be a massive help for my future as well as my family.”

The pair are confident they have what it takes to make it to the end.

Nathan said: “I don’t want to sound like I'm cocky, but I'm confident we will get through more than two weeks. I'm fairly confident to get to day 23.”

James added: “If we get over the launch, then I'm confident that we can carry on and we'll get more confident as days go on.

“If we do get caught, we can be very proud of what we've achieved. That we've actually gone on the run and that we've broken down barriers for all the deaf people within the UK to see that they can do the same.

“That would be a massive achievement for us.”