Family makes 'Castaway' getaway

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A family of Seventh Day Adventists have become the latest to leave the BBC's Castaway 2000 programme, because of difficulties in getting on with the rest of the participants.

A family of Seventh Day Adventists have become the latest to leave the BBC's Castaway 2000 programme, because of difficulties in getting on with the rest of the participants.

Gordon and Cassie Carey, both 51, Yoneh, five, and Aaron, three, are to return home from the remote Scottish island of Taransay where the fly-on-the-wall documentary is filmed.

The family do not drink or smoke and it is thought that this led to tension on the island.

A BBC spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that the Carey family will be leaving the project with our agreement.

"Gordon, Cassie, Yoneh and Aaron have found many aspects of the project rewarding. However, they found it difficult to reconcile some elements of their way of life with other members of the community."

The Careys' story will feature in the next programme, to be shown in September.

Their departure is a dent to the morale of the remaining 30 volunteers, who have a further four months remaining on the island.

In March, Ray Bowyer left complaining of poor conditions. Ron Copsey, the only openly gay resident, left last month, blaming personality clashes.

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