Survivor fans were incredibly excited by the fact that we were due to get not just one but TWO seasons of the reality show here in Australia this year. But it looks like this promise could be no more due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Network 10 has announced that the production on the sixth season of Australian Survivor has been postponed.
The series was due to film in Fiji but due to new travel restrictions put in place, this has been put off for now.
“Following the Australian Government’s latest advice on overseas travel, plus discussions with the Fijian Government, production of the new season of Australian Survivor has been postponed,” said a Network 10 spokesperson.
“While this news is disappointing, the health and safety of everyone involved with the show is our number one priority. We will update everyone on when production will start as soon as we can.”
This comes after Prime Minister Scott Morrison not only placed Australia under Level 4 travel restrictions, but announced that our borders will close to all non-citizens and non-residents from 9pm tonight in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.
This news comes after it was announced that host of the series Jonathan LaPaglia wouldn’t be able to travel to Australia from the US where he is based to film the finale of the current Survivor All Stars season.
He will instead make an appearance via satellite while Osher Gunsberg has been asked to help out in hosting the episode.
“The welfare of everyone involved in our shows in our number one priority so the filming will not have to live audience and host Jonathan LaPaglia will stay in the US rather than travel to Australia,” a 10 spokesperson said at the time of the announcement.
Season Six of Australian Survivor was supposed to air on Channel 10 later this year. It’s not known when it will now air after the delay in filming.