For the first time since 2002, people from the UK have a chance to play the world’s greatest reality adventure game as Survivor UK has officially opened its applications.
The hit reality format is returning on the BBC next year, over 20 years since the show last aired in the U.K. on rival network ITV. Applications are now being accepted for Survivor hopefuls and will remain open until February 24, 2023. If you are over the age of 18 and interested in applying, visit survivoruk.com to fill in your application.
“Survivor is the competition series that maroons a group of the Great British public in a remote tropical location to play a strategic game of social, mental and physical skill,” reads the official BBC synopsis.
“People from all walks of life will be stranded and forced to form new tribal societies, and they’ll compete against each other in epic challenges of endurance, strength and mental agility for crucial rewards or game-saving immunity,” it continues. “And they’ll need to use everything they have to survive.”
The BBC also revealed the series will have a cash prize of £100,000 ($121,000), which is significantly lower than the $1 million offered by its US counterpart. However, this is due to the BBC having strict rules regarding game show prize money due to being a publicly funded broadcaster.
According to Variety, the new season will film for eight weeks in the Dominican Republic. It will consist of 16 episodes and feature 20 contestants. A host has yet to be decided.
Survivor UK is produced for the BBC by Remarkable Entertainment.
Wow. It’s rather interesting that the BBC is offering a cash prize for the winner but not for Drag Race UK.
Interestingly, the prize money back in first two seasons in early 2000s was actually 1 million pounds.
That’s because those seasons were on ITV, whereas this revival is on the BBC, which is a publicly funded network and has strict rules about prize money.