Jason Ross's Biography
Jason Ross was the first Castaway in 2007 to be voted off the island by his fellow contestants.
Jason Ross, who started drinking at 11, was a drug and alcohol addict, but had been 'clean' for 18 months before the start of Castaway 2007.
Although unemployed at the time of entering the BBC's Castaway, Jason Ross is a qualified carpenter and joiner.
On Day 12 of Castaway, Jason Ross was named by the castaways as the person to have contributed least and so was isolated on a different beach by himself for one week. However, he was later joined by a surprise new Castaway, Catherine Bell.
Jason's interests include archery, potholing, rock climbing and abseiling.
Jason Ross has a young son.
On programme 1 of Castaway, Jason Ross said:
"I died three times in intensive care. But I've been given my life back."
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