A pensioner who was dobbed in by a couple in Wells while on the run as part of Channel 4 reality show Hunted has become the first person to be caught this series. See photos images. GOING on the run from a team of experienced hunters with no money or phone is one of the toughest challenges on telly. I cannot say with truth that the money will not be useful! Data returned from the Piano 'meterActive/meterExpired' callback event. This time, the Hunted include a mum on the run, a 78-year-old grandfather, and a couple of childhood sweethearts - ten people pursued by an elite group of hunters . HP10 9TY | 01676637 | Registered in England & Wales. Our. Skip to next photo. “The hunters initially said I was “low-hanging fruit” but I knew they would soon peg that I was ex-military. Hunted: Series 5 – interview with fugitive retiree Mervyn, known as ‘Titch’, Taskmaster: Interview with Richard Herring, Taskmaster: Interview with Katherine Parkinson, Taskmaster: Interview with Daisy May Cooper. The family moved to Portsmouth and decided to stay there, though Mervyn returned to Swindon occasionally to visit grandparents. 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You can unsubscribe at any time. The 78-year-old was captured after he was snitched on while trying to escape the county, GET THE BIGGEST STORIES FROM ACROSS SOMERSET STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX. After that Titch moved to worked in to IT and computer sciences. He said: “I really enjoyed it, it was everything I hoped it would be and would do it again in a heartbeat. By. But the hunters were put onto his trail after a couple in a coffee shop revealed his plans and told them that he was catching a bus from the city towards Bristol. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Moving through the all the Army ranks from private soldier to Major! Mervyn Little, 78, was apprehended near Bristol Temple Meads after taking a bus from Somerset in the opening few minutes of the second episode. The snitches' betrayal enabled the hunters to trace the bus he was taking to the city and he was swiftly apprehended. Mervyn began his career working for Portsmouth police before moving to the military where his flair for languages had him working in the intelligence corps moving up the ranks to finish as Major after 24 years’ service. He added: “What really surprised me was the amount of support I got from complete strangers – they were extraordinary. They under-estimated me at first and I underestimated them, I should have given it a lot more thought than I did. What tactics, if any, are you planning to employ? Starting with absolutely nothing is all part of the challenge. “One gentleman originally suggested I sleep in a net, had second thoughts after realising I was as old as his grandfather, then gave me a tent, which was very kind. A Gannett Company. What is a micro-wedding and why are they so popular now? A second contestant, Toni, was also seen in Somerset enlisting help from a friend in tonight's episode. Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. If you are dissatisfied with the response provided you can contact IPSO here. Series 5 Episode 1. Though I’d be more careful about who I ask for help because I would have lasted a lot longer if I hadn’t been given up, but that’s life. I want to accept a challenge and prove that 'old' people are not necessarily just waiting to die! How big a factor is the money for you? Mervyn Litte: Britsh Army intelligence corp. A true master of disguise and stealth. When he heard that, he gave me an ensuite room! Other than appearing on Hunted, what would you say has been your biggest claim to fame? They must do so by moving around the country while steering clear of the hunters, a team of former police officers, intelligence officers and military personnel. Fortunately, I hope I have enough of the first and third to compensate for any lack of the second! “I asked a hotel manager if I could sleep in the garden and he said yes. Ex-military man Mervyn, 78, talks about his time on the run in Channel 4's Hunted . I hope it will be a really fun and once in a lifetime opportunity for which I will have absolutely no regrets. For the first time in Hunted history, you will start with only the clothes on your back. Get involved with the news in your community, This website and associated newspapers adhere to the Independent Press Standards Organisation's Editors' Code of Practice. I wanted to prove that I wasn’t dead from the neck up.”. By Daniel Angelini Adver_Daniel Reporter. Part of the hope was to inspire other people my age. How do you feel about the prospect of having no technology, no money, no backpack and no possessions? Hunted contestant Mervyn Little is captured in Bristol after fleeing Wells on a bus, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. ”. It will mean relying on my wits, personality, (that’s a bit daunting) and luck. I am uncertain how it will play out and my prime concern is personal hygiene. You can only tell people you’re on Hunted after they agree to help. The 78-year-old was captured after he was snitched on while trying to escape the county. As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community. I have friends across the UK on whom I know I can rely and providing I can stay ‘under the radar’ then I’m in with a good chance! “I never managed to get to my own network of contacts but my army years gave me confidence in my own ability be on my own for a long time, it was not very strenuous. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? My 24 years in the Army have given me self-confidence, experience of escape and evasion and self-sufficiency. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. “I’d seen the other episodes and thought it looked like good fun because opportunities to do anything challenging are few and far between when you’re my age. Despite his age Titch is sure his wealth of life experience will give him the edge over the Hunters and his fellow fugitives. Are there things you’ve seen in previous Hunted series’ that you’d like to adopt – or avoid? But one of the people he asked for support later tipped off the team of trackers on his trail and provided key information that led to his capture, five minutes into the second episode. Mervyn Little, originally from Gorse Hill, survived for four days by using his 24 years of military intelligence expertise and with the help of strangers who offered him lifts, shelter, food and money. This site is part of Newsquest's audited local newspaper network. If you manage to avoid capture, what would you spend your winnings on? Hunted: Contestant Mervyn Little caught after snitches in Wells dob him in. 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