EXCLUSIVE: AFL player joins the cast of Survivor: Heroes vs Villains – as the rumoured celebrity line-up is revealed
The upcoming season of Australian Survivor could be the best yet.
Season eight, which will be Australia’s first ever Heroes vs Villain instalment, wrapped filming last month in Samoa and will feature an all-star cast.
Daily Mail Australia can reveal that former AFL star David Zaharakis will appear on the series.
Former AFL star David Zaharakis (pictured on July 31, 2020) will appear on the upcoming season of Australian Survivor: Heroes vs Villains
The ex-Essendon player, 32, will be joined by writer and broadcaster Benjamin Law and two-time Olympian Liz Parnov.
They will join Champions vs Contenders 2’s Shaun Hampson, Brains vs Brawn’s Simon Mee, Flick Palmateer, George Mladenov, and Hayley Leake.
Blood vs Water’s Nina Twine and Jordie Hansen, season one’s Sam Webb, Champions vs Contenders’ Steve Khouw, Jackie Glazier, and Shonee Fairfax will also feature.
The ex-Essendon player, 32, will be joined by writer and broadcaster Benjamin Law (left) and two-time Olympian Liz Parnov (right)
They will join Champions vs Contenders 2’s Shaun Hampson (pictured), Brains vs Brawn’s Simon Mee, Flick Palmateer, George Mladenov, and Hayley Leake
In addition to featuring former players in the tribes, a sprinkle of new players has also been thrown into the mix.
‘It’s a mix of returning and new contestants, in the heroes and villains tribe which is exciting,’ Paramount’s Daniel Monaghan told TV Tonight.
‘I know the Americans often fill it with only returnees but adding new contestants keeps it fresh. It made everyone a bit on edge to be honest,’ he continued.
The upcoming season of Australian Survivor: Heroes v Villains has been called ‘spectacular’
‘The returnees knew how to play with half but not the others, so that provides a great dynamic. The way they played is spectacular.’
Back in September, host Jonathan LaPaglia teased that fans can expect big things from the real-life adventure show, which is currently in production in Samoa.
‘Play time is over,’ the 53-year-old posted to his Instagram stories. ‘Back in the office making the next season of Survivor…and it’s shaping up to be a ripper.’
LaPaglia included a picture of himself standing on a rocky coastline in shorts and a T-shirt while being filmed by a crew of two.
The last season of Australian Survivor was won by Mark Holmes
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