12 ordinary Australians will go into battle with 12 giants of society when Australian Survivor: Champions Versus Contenders premieres later this week
Isolated in the tropical region of Savusavu for up to 50 days, these two tribes will face off against each other in epic challenges of strength, endurance and wit in an effort to become the Sole Survivor.
The Champions, people who have achieved excellence in their fields, will be applying their steeled determination to a whole new game while The Contenders, the ultimate underdogs, will be using their strengths and knowledge of the game to take the big guys down.
Adding a solid string to the bow of the Champions is veteran Survivor competitor – Russell Hantz. Known as one of the greatest villains in the game, Russell is keen to show the Aussies how it’s done.
On joining Australian Survivor, Russell said: “I have no choice in this. I have to win. I have to prove to everyone that I can do it and I have to prove to myself that I am as good as people say I am.”
The full list of Castaways for Australian Survivor this year are:
Brian, 36 VIC: Former AFL Legend.
Damien, 36 NSW: Ex Special Forces Commando.
Jackie, 44 VIC: World Series Poker Player.
Lydia, 36 VIC: Olympic Freestyle Skier.
Mat, 42 QLD: Dual Code Football Legend.
Moana, 30 VIC: WAFL Player.
Monika, 27 NSW: Miss Universe Australia 2015.
Russell, 45, USA: Survivor USA Player.
Samuel, 26, QLD: Astrophysicist.
Shane, 61, TAS: Olympic Swimming Legend.
Sharn, 41, VIC: Criminal Barrister
Steve, 41, NSW: Fitness Specialist.
Anita, 50 QLD: Sales Rep.
Benji, 26 VIC: Entrepreneur.
Fenella, 33 VIC: Interior Designer.
Heath, 33 QLD: Builder.
Jenna, 28 WA: FIFO Worker.
Matt, 35 QLD: Traffic Police Officer.
Paige, 24 SA: Marketing Coordinator.
Robbie, 26 SA: Construction Manager.
Shonee, 26 QLD: Pro-skater’s Wife.
Steve, 58 NSW: Take Away Delivery Rider.
Tegan, 32, WA: Management Consultant.
Zach, 39, WA: Personal Trainer.
Australian Survivor: Champions Versus Contenders.
Premieres Wednesday at 7:30pm on Ten