Australian Survivor is getting ready the battle strains for its fourth season, as soon as once more pitting a tribe of “on a regular basis Aussies” towards “the giants of Australian society” in a grueling 50-day showdown for $500,000.
The Champions vs. Contenders theme proved a scores winner for Network Ten in 2018, topping the key promoting demographics in its season finale, which was considerably up on season two’s last episode. It’s unsurprising then that Ten would return to the nicely this yr for an additional spherical of ex-athletes preventing it out with common joes.
Hoping to repeat the success of Olympic gold medalist Shane Gould, the brand new Champions tribe is made up of Olympic heroes, world document holders, enterprise gurus, and athletic legends. These Aussie icons will cease at nothing to be the Sole Survivor.
The Contenders, however, have one thing to prove after the Champions dominated last yr’s season. With a workforce that features a cleaner, a instructor, and a miner, these scrappy underdogs will scratch and claw to make it to the top.
The Champions introduced up to now are:
Pia Miranda, 46, Actress
AFI award-winning actor Pia Miranda has starred in a number of the greatest movie, tv and stage productions this nation has ever created, however now she’s taking over a task in contrast to no other: Champion Survivor. Greatest recognized for her position as Josie within the basic Australian coming of age movie, Wanting For Alibrandi, Pia is throwing away the script and diving right into a wild new problem. This mum of two might appear as if a simple goal to her rivals, but Pia is hiding a secret weapon: she’s a Survivor Superfan and is aware of how this recreation gets performed.
“I have been watching Survivor because the first season in 2000 and I’ve been sitting on the couch for almost 20 years saying I might win, so I assume now’s my probability!” Pia stated. “I really need to play as a fan and be somebody that a fan would take pleasure in watching.” However tuning into previous seasons isn’t the only preparation Pia has been doing to ensure she’s Survivor-ready. As part of her day by day training, Pia has been swimming, doing yoga, working towards puzzles and making hearth. Alibrandi no extra. Pia has come to play.
Nova Peris, 48, Olympian
Born in 1971, Nova first got here to the nation’s attention as part of the Gold Medal profitable ladies’s hockey staff on the 1996 Summer time Olympics in Atlanta. After taking out the Commonwealth gold two years later, Nova decided to modify sports activities and competed within the next Olympics as a sprinter where she made the finals. In 1997, Nova was awarded Younger Australian of The Yr in addition to receiving a medal for the Order of Australia, making her Nova Peris OAM. With in depth work locally underneath her belt, Nova turned the primary Indigenous lady to be elected to the Commonwealth Parliament for the senate in the Northern Territory.
On joining the show, Nova stated: “I’ve carried out most things in life and this is so off the grid from the fashionable world. My mom and grandparents are survivors and needed to see if I could be one too. It’s the last word challenge.” Believing she’s “relentless,” Nova thinks her mental power and by no means surrender angle will even help her alongside the best way. And it doesn’t harm to have a background in politics to know find out how to work with individuals. “In fact, I feel I can win. I’ve needed to get along with individuals my entire life. My social expertise are excellent and I’m mentally robust. Nothing a lot fazes me!” Mum of 4 and grandmother to at least one, Nova is out there to win.
Luke Toki, 32, Mining Technician/Former Castaway
Lauded by superfans as the best participant in Australian Survivor historical past, WA’s Luke Toki is heading again to the jungle and he’s coming to say his crown. Having made an enormous splash in season two, Luke is a lovable prankster, notorious for spying, lying and sporting the garments of his departed victims around camp. Joining the Champions tribe as the Individuals’s Champion, Luke might be taking no prisoners as he guarantees to select up his antics the place he left off. Returning to the sport somewhat older and wiser, this robust speaking mining technician hides an enormous coronary heart beneath his onerous exterior and is enjoying this recreation so his younger household can have a shiny future. On returning to the sport of Survivor, Luke stated: “I’m gonna play arduous and take the piss out of people. I really consider I have the instruments to win. I’m prepared to die out right here to win, haha.”
Simon Black, 40, AFL Legend
AFL Celebrity Simon Black is about to deal with his biggest challenge yet: 50 days, no shelter, minimal food, epic physical checks and an island filled with mind games. Becoming a member of the Champions tribe, Simon should call on all of his bodily and mental toughness in an effort to beat his rivals and develop into the Sole Survivor. Some of the adorned gamers in current AFL history, the former Brisbane Lions Captain was a three-time premiership participant, AFL Rising Star Nominee, Brownlow Medallist, Norm Smith Medallist, three-time All Australian staff member and was also awarded Membership Greatest & Fairest 3 times. Since his retirement in 2013, Simon held a position as Assistant Coach at his former membership and in 2016, Simon based the Simon Black Australian Rules Academy, a full time sport and educational program which offers pathways for college kids to pursue college and health qualifications while training and enjoying AFL.
Andrew Ettingshausen, 53, NRL Legend
If you think of NRL, Andrew Ettingshausen (ET) is likely one of the largest names within the sport’s current history. Renowned as probably the greatest NRL players of our time, ET played 328 video games for the Cronulla Sharks over 18 years. The longevity of his career and his contribution to the NRL has cemented his status as a legend of the game and was awarded the Daly M Centre of the Yr Award in 1994 and 1996. Nonetheless dwelling in Sydney’s shire and the daddy of four women, ET now spends most of his trip on the water together with his personal fishing TV collection, Escape With ET which airs on Network 10.
Janine Allis, 53, CEO Powerhouse
Certainly one of Australia’s leading Entrepreneurs and CEO’s, Janine is the founder of Increase Juice bars, which is now one of the largest juice bars on the planet. With over 600 stores in 15 nations, the long-lasting model has secured Janine a spot in the listing of prime Aussie businesses. Her general firm, Retail Zoo, employs over 7000 individuals working throughout four businesses. The winner of numerous retail, franchise and enterprise awards including Telstra Business Lady of the Yr, she can also be well known to Australian TV audiences from Network 10’s, Shark Tank.
Ross Clarke-Jones, 53, Huge Wave Surfer
A legendary massive wave surfer, Ross is likely one of the most iconic surfers to catch waves over 80 ft excessive. Often known as Mad Canine, Ross has a necessity for velocity in all things action. Making his identify as an enormous wave surfer on the 1986 Billabong Professional, he then spent 12 years on the ASP World Tour. In 2001, Ross turned the first Australian surfer (and first non-Hawaiian) to win the distinguished Quiksilver in Reminiscence of Eddie Aikau. Then in 2016, he took second place at the elite massive wave competitors now often known as The Eddie, which is the world’s most famous huge wave surfing competition.
Steven Bradbury, 45, Olympic Gold Medallist
Not many people have a phrase named after them in the Australian National Dictionary, but ‘Doing a Bradbury’ has grow to be part of the country’s vernacular. Steven is a former brief monitor velocity skater and four-time Olympian. He’s most well-known for his Gold Medal win at the 2002 Winter Olympics after his 4 opponents all collided, leaving him to skate to victory. This win made Steven one thing of a people hero and the story of the underdog who by no means gave up.
Susie Maroney, 44, Marathon Swimmer
Probably the most extremely adorned long-distance swimmer in Australian historical past, Susie is aware of easy methods to keep robust mentally and the way essential endurance is to win a recreation like Survivor. Rising up with bronchial asthma, her mother obtained Susie and her siblings into swimming to build up their lung capacity which result in a huge profession in marathon swimming. Most well-known for her 1999 swim from Mexico to Cuba, the world’s longest open water swim, Susie accomplished the 200 km swim in 38 hours, a feat nobody has accomplished since.
First of the Contenders to be announced are:
John Eastoe, 28, Gold Miner
Wanting like he’s recent off the set of a VB business, John is the last word Aussie larrakin. An underground gold miner from WA, John is cheeky, robust, determined and a bloke who simply needs to have an excellent time. Hoping these characteristics will assist him in the recreation, John isn’t a superfan of the present however thinks he’s nonetheless received what it takes.
Matty Farrelly, 29, Highschool Instructor/Pro Wrestler
With two very robust sides to his character, Matt is a humble historical past instructor by day and by night time, a hard talking, conceited, professional wrestler underneath the alias of Matty Wahlberg. Strategic, cocky and a self-professed, “21st Century Success Story,” Whereas he may play arduous on his professional wrestling persona, there’s a particular tender aspect to Matt who knows the right way to take care of individuals and make them really feel snug because of his educating history.
Sarah Ayles, 45, Cleaner
Sarah is a cleaner from South Australia and already a real-life Survivor. In 2004, Sarah survived the Boxing Day tsunami while in Sri Lanka. Not figuring out what was occurring until it was too late, she jumped off a balcony and was dragged 800 metres away making an attempt to carry on to anything she might. She ultimately was grabbed and pulled onto a roof. Mum of two and married for over 10 years, Sarah has taken the exhausting occasions and turned them around hoping to inspire individuals to stay their lives to the fullest.
Network 10 has but to announce the premiere date of Australian Survivor season 4, which is at present nonetheless filming within the tropical paradise of Savusavu, Fiji. Jonathan LaPaglia will return as host.