Ten teases the return of fan favourites for Australian Survivor: All Stars

Fresh off the back of its biggest season finale since 2016, Ten has teased fans with the promise of Australian Survivor: All Stars for 2020 which will see some of the 100 contestants who have played the game in the last four seasons return to the jungle.

24 of the biggest game players are set to return for the new season according to the announcement from Ten, with host Jonathan LaPaglia also coming back to lead the action.

The trailer for the new season states it will be hitting screens in “early 2020”. A Ten spokesperson wouldn’t confirm if the All Stars season will be in addition to the usual mid-year season, or would replace it.

All will be revealed at Ten’s Upfronts on 10 October, according to Ten.

2019 saw Ten recreate 2018’s Champions vs Contenders format which brings a tribe of ‘champions’ – people who are at the top of a field or have had great career success in their life – with a tribe of ‘contenders’ who are looking to knock the champions down a peg.

The first year of the format was won by Olympic swimmer Shane Gould, who became the oldest contestant to win the program at the age of 61.

According to the announcement from Ten, the All Stars line-up will include a range of players from the last four seasons.

“From fan favourites to devious villains, most loved heroes and everyone in-between, Australian Survivor: All Stars will feature 24 of the biggest game players, back for redemption, reward and revenge,” reads the release. The teaser trailer provides no clue as to who the contestants could be.

Ten’s chief content officer, Beverley McGarvey, said the format provides Ten with an ‘exciting opportunity’.

“Over the past four sensational seasons of Australian Survivor, we have watched almost 100 fantastic contestants play the game. Now with the next All Stars season, we have the exciting opportunity to invite some of our most memorable players back for another chance to take home the title of Sole Survivor.

“Australian viewers have embraced the game play, the physical challenges, and the passionate characters that makes Survivor so unique and compelling. We can’t wait to return in 2020 with more twists and turns from the All Stars cast.”

2019’s season saw 1.04m metro viewers tune in for the announcement of Pia Miranda’s victory over Baden Gilbert – the biggest final moments since 2016’s crowning of Kristie Bennett. 923,000 metro viewers watched the final episode before the announcement.

Endemol Shine Australia CEO, Carl Fennessy, said: “We are immensely proud that Australian Survivor has resonated with viewers and really hit its stride. We look forward to bringing together a phenomenal All Star cast to play this incredible game.”


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