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  M-Net Announces Celebrity Survivor!

It's been two years since the Survivor South Africa: Malaysia, which was won by policewoman Lorette Mostert.

Today M-Net announced a third season of the show - which will feature celebrities competing for prize money that will go to charity.

The paycaster has commissioned Endemol South African to produce the series, which will be shot at "an exotic, but desolate, location in the Indian Ocean".

According to Helen Smit, M-Net's Head of Local Content, the format will remain the same as traditional versions of Survivor.

"It will be the Real McCoy; Survivor in all its television splendour and challenges. We're not planning to change the format to make it easier for our celebs", she said.

We know, however, that there will be at least one format change - according to M-Net, the longer celebs stay in the game, the more money they will make for the charity of their choice.

Another change for the new season will be the host of the show - former host Mark Bayly is currently presenting M-Net's magazine show All Access, and is thus unavailable for hosting duties.

As yet, no new host has been cast.

The casting process for the new season of Survivor is still in process and musicians, models, television presenters and actors who think they are up for the challenge, and are available for filming in November and December 2009, can email celeb@mnet.co.za to apply.

"It will be interesting to see which celebs are whisked off to the island," says Smit. "It’s important to have a mix of personalities and entertainers who will stir the pot and create unforgettable Survivor intrigue.

"All potential candidates will also have to undergo the Survivor medical and psychological tests."

Well... our celebs are usually in pretty good physical shape, but psychological? We foresee some challenges for our friends doing the casting.

Provided strong celebs are cast in the show, and it doesn't deviate too much from the traditional format, this new version could well be a winner. There's something to be said for watching celebrities getting eaten alive by fire ants and half starving to death.

What do you think? Which celebrities would you like to see suffer? Which celebs would adapt best to the harsh conditions? Who is most likely to win the game? And who should host the show?

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Reply from: tha - bang Thursday, October 15, 2009 09:11 AM
what if they are all just "nice people" throughout the 90 days will that rake in the ratings?
Reply from: Green.arrow Thursday, October 15, 2009 11:56 AM
"Im a celebrity ...get me out of here"!!!!???
Maybe celebrity survivor will work.......
Reply from: Best-Achiever Thursday, October 15, 2009 12:13 PM
if Zulu Boy is a celeb ..im surehe can srvive to harsh conditions ..LOL

Sbu or DJ Fresh are most likely to win the Game
Reply from: Tashi Thursday, October 15, 2009 13:09 PM
Too true tha-bang, they've got ot be preparedto get dirrrty. LOL BA -  troo on all counts.

First on the list that I'd like to see in it: KB, I think he'd wheel and deal and have a good laugh about everyone - also, just realised, we've never seen him without a shirt on.
Reply from: Mathaz Thursday, October 15, 2009 13:37 PM
Khanyi Mbau, Gerrie Elsdon, Garetth Cliff, Phat Joe, Julious Malema, Debora Patta, Chomee, Somizi, Andile Ncube, Sbu (Rhythm City) and Hlomla Dandala.  These are the people i would pay to watch.
Reply from: cleve Thursday, October 15, 2009 13:47 PM
Please we have had enough of Khanyi tu.......... we do have other Celebs in the country.

Bonang- I want to c her all scruffed up

Trevor---- the Guy is just too funny
Reply from: Onkez Thursday, October 15, 2009 14:58 PM
LOL at the celebs you guys have mentioned,you think the MNet people even know that Chomee or Somizi exist?Mark my words,we'll see FHM girls,actors from Egoli/Binnelanders and some Steve Hofmeyr wannabes.
Reply from: Mathaz Thursday, October 15, 2009 15:15 PM
I love me some Khanyi...don't care that she's a gold digger.

@Onkez you think???  Then i won't tune in...
Reply from: mstick Thursday, October 15, 2009 16:02 PM
lol @ JuJu being on surviror 

Trevor Noah should be the host
Reply from: mstick Thursday, October 15, 2009 16:04 PM
lol @ JuJu being on surviror 

Trevor Noah should be the host
Reply from: madam Thursday, October 15, 2009 16:09 PM
"the celebs you guys have mentioned,you think the MNet people even know that Chomee or Somizi exist?Mark my words,we'll see FHM girls,actors from Egoli/Binnelanders and some Steve Hofmeyr wannabes."
That is so true,thats why i wont watch it.
Reply from: lady gaga Thursday, October 15, 2009 16:13 PM
does khanyi have to be everywhere please, enough already. not that im hating but the gal is no inspiration or celebrant (if there's such a word)......lol!!!
Reply from: mjj Thursday, October 15, 2009 18:08 PM
TOn eof the requirement to be on survivor is that you have to know how to swim, and i doubt most of the celebrities mentioned here can actually swim
Reply from: dali Friday, October 16, 2009 09:36 AM
i knw Bonang can swim

pls pls pls enter ma gal B!
Reply from: Onkez Friday, October 16, 2009 10:30 AM
Good point mjj.dali,how do you know Bonang can swim?!
Reply from: ngwana Friday, October 16, 2009 12:20 PM
They are still waiting for some celebs to confirm if they can be part of it or not.
And the names that they have asked do not impress me at all, I havent even heard of some of the people.
Reply from: Mathaz Friday, October 16, 2009 12:23 PM
@ngwana....dish out the names.
Reply from: ngwana Friday, October 16, 2009 16:44 PM
I'm not allowed to :(
Reply from: MarcusAurelius23 Monday, October 19, 2009 10:58 AM
Hello all

This "celebrity survivor" is being shot in zanzibar, and one of the contestants that is on is Trevor Noah. From what i can hear is that it is a whole lot of b-rated celebs.

They arrived on zanzibar on the 13th of October 2009, drunk, pompous and over baring to listen to or watch. I would love to see them survive anything outside their wanna be celebrity life styles.
Reply from: blueroze Monday, October 19, 2009 11:08 AM
This "celebrity survivor" is being shot in zanzibar, and one of the contestants that is on is Trevor Noah.

wrrrrrrrrroooooong
that is the tropica something with bo Lira; Sizwe; Trevor; Lukas from 7de laan; Kelly; Loyisa Bala; Sashi Naidoo; Tasha Baxter; Speedy Towel; i forgot others
it is presented by Fresh and i fogot again
sorry my memory failed me
Reply from: funkyziemz Monday, October 19, 2009 15:27 PM
Hay MarcusWhatever!!!!!!!!!!u got ur wires crossed, that is the Tropica Challenge dude....eish
Reply from: Jax Sunday, November 08, 2009 21:33 PM
Ngwana, how do you know? SHARE!!!!!!
 



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