Australian Survivor: Brains V Brawn to launch 18 July

Network Ten has revealed the premiere date for the Australian Survivor: Brains V Brawn, with the program to hit screens on Sunday, 18 July.

This edition of the show will, as the name suggests, pit muscle against science and book smarts, and Ten has dropped two trailers teasing contestants from each team.

“When an artist, a marine scientist and a real estate agent are pitted against a personal trainer, a big wave surfer and a health coach, anything can happen,” Ten said.

This series is being produced by Endemol Shine Australia for Network Ten, and will once again be hosted by Jonathan LaPaglia. Australian Survivor: Brains V Brawn is also the sixth edition of the show featuring Australian contestants.

Australian Survivor: Brains V Brawn is the first season of the show to be shot in Australia, filmed in the vast outback of northwest Queensland. That follows five seasons set in Samoa and Fiji.

Ten was also the recipient of $3.9 million in Federal Government funding to assist filming in the town of Cloncurry, a town more than 1,700 kilometres northwest of Brisbane, with a population of less than 3,000.

Ten had planned to air two seasons of Australian Survivor in 2020, but the second was postponed when filming in Fiji became impossible as the pandemic ripped around the world.

Host Jonathan LaPaglia was unable to attend the finale of last year’s first-ever all stars season – watched by 878,000 metro viewers – due to the travel limitations imposed by COVID-19, and some contestants dialled in virtually.


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