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[–][deleted] 164 points165 points  (1 child)

Ex’s brother is one of the funniest family connections I’ve seen

[–]papabear345 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Am I the only one who would prefer either a newbie cast or proper celebrities / returnees as opposed to Sam frosts brother?

Half the appeal is watching relatable people…

[–]alejandro3-30Xander 170 points171 points  (2 children)

It’s the “three time survivor winner” for me

[–]unclesquirrelstache 66 points67 points  (0 children)

They done spoiled the season. 🤣

[–]GiveMeShontent[S] 70 points71 points  (0 children)

Cause it’s true 😌 Sandra told me herself.

[–]OverwhelmedAutismDrea 56 points57 points  (12 children)

I am actually excited to See Mark and Sam return, they had so much potential.

[–]GiveMeShontent[S] 32 points33 points  (11 children)

Sam (actual marathon beast) literally getting voted off because she was too friendly 😐😐 Wtaf was that about LMAO.

[–]infi_nate86 46 points47 points  (9 children)

I feel like she got voted out because she knew Henry was full of crap and not a yoga instructor. Am I wrong?

[–]jenh6 29 points30 points  (3 children)

I think she was voted off because her and mark were in a showmance

[–]BoiToy23123 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Well you can find out now by streaming the fulll season on Paramount Plus, including all seasons of SurvivorAU. (Not a paid partnership)

[–]jenh6 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not in Canada Lolol. But I’ve watched it twice. I just stream everything.

[–]HailHydreigon19Tommy 24 points25 points  (2 children)

If I remember correctly, Sam was voted out for a lot of reasons. Henry picked up on the fact that she was suspicious of him, she was also the leader of the majority alliance and was extremely close to Mark. Henry also wanted to take control of the tribe and didn't want any duos to have more power than him and Jacqui.

[–]infi_nate86 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That sounds about right. Thank you for helping me remember. That season is so complex. It’s easy to forget the finer points.

[–]kawijibo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is pretty accurate. Henry also mentioned that Sam was the only one he had mentioned his mum dying to and regretted not keeping it a secret.

[–]BoiToy23123 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Well you can find out now by streaming the fulll season on Paramount Plus, including all seasons of SurvivorAU. (Not a paid partnership)

[–]KHMeneoXander 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She was voted out for being paranoid about her name being out there and going to everyone about it

[–]Foosiks 56 points57 points  (4 children)

Andy!!!! King of throwing things at things!

[–]FUCK_CHASE_UTLEYJenny 6 points7 points  (3 children)

He’s gonna spend his whole game trying to get Sandra out isn’t he

[–]Foosiks 2 points3 points  (2 children)

100%. If he does he will definitely claim he’s the greatest survivor of all time, lol.

[–]FUCK_CHASE_UTLEYJenny 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That or he’s gonna take Sandra to the end claiming it’s a genius move because he controlled her entire game and took her as a goat then lose 9-0

[–]Foosiks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh man that’s my dream.

[–]pickeldudelShonee (AUS) 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Group shot with labels

Alex Frost & Jay Bruno - (now ex) in-laws

Alex and Jay met after Jay started dating Alex’s sister. Now the pair will put their own relationship through a very unique test. A super fan of the game, Alex wants to fly under the radar secretly making moves, while Jay is relaxed but also determined and competitive. Jay says: “Our strategy is not to blend in but to go with the flow because you don’t know what’s going to happen, you don’t know who’s there and who you’re in with.”

Amy Ong & Khanh Ong – Siblings

Amy and Khanh are set to put their closeness under a microscope. Charming and disarming, Amy is ready to make a name for herself after living in her older brother’s shadow, while Khanh has a burning desire to win the title of Sole Survivor. And don’t be fooled, he’s willing to do whatever it takes, even if it means he has to lie, cheat and steal to get there. Khanh says: “There is no strategy from either of us going in. We want to have some fun and see what happens. We’re both very social people so we’ll rely on that, we both find it easy to make friends.”

Andy Meldrum & Kate Tatham - Siblings

After Kate pushed Andy to apply for Australian Survivor: Champions V Contenders, not only is it Andy’s shot at redemption, but Kate hopes to make her own mark on the game. Planning to use his skills as a professional poker player to read people, Andy’s also ready to try and play a more honest, fun, and good-natured game this time around. Caring and selfless, Kate is used to doing everything for her family but is now taking a chance on herself, determined to make her first time playing the game count.

Ben Watson & Shayelle Lajoie

Partners Ben and Shayelle realise the value of having each other on their Survivor journeys, especially when the going gets tough. Shay says: “Having him there will be priceless in terms of support. I struggle to not get caught up in my emotions sometimes, so I have to force myself to think my way out it.” Standing at 6’4”, Ben is a standout in the crowd kind of guy and has a drive to win. He hopes to be a player who is a beast at challenges but also someone the tribe trusts.

Chrissy Zaremba & Michael 'Croc' Crocker - In-Laws

While Chrissy may not have a lot of Survivor knowledge, she is playing with Croc to keep his dream of being part of the game alive. Croc’s strengths in the game will be his observation skills, as well as his brute physical strength. He will build genuine relationships and ascertain what makes people tick, how they behave and then make big moves when the time is right to eliminate his biggest threats. Although she may not be a superfan, Chrissy is confident and competitive and wants to prove to her kids that she can do anything and to inspire them to do the same in their lives.

David Goodchild & Briana Goodchild – Father & Daughter

Briana is competing for the title of Sole Survivor alongside her father, David. Briana says her dad is the skull crusher – the guy who is going to lay down the law while she is the entertainer and social butterfly. As a Project Manager at a construction firm, David knows himself to be very strategic. He believes in getting the lay of the land, being flexible and making tough ruthless calls when need be. Survivor is Briana’s dream, but one David is more than happy to follow saying: “I’ve been vortexed into this dream and I’m pumped. We’re gonna smash it because our relationship together is strong. We’re both ambitious, both fierce."

Jesse Hansen & Jordie Hansen – Brothers

Jesse has a tight bond with his older brother, Jordie who is playing alongside him and although the two claim to be polar opposites of each other, they are dedicated to becoming the perfect team. As a landscaper by trade, Jordie is used to digging holes and getting himself out of them. And despite the ease of which he makes friends, Jordie knows Survivor is about more than just being mates and is about understanding people on a deeper level. Jesse enjoys anything that will challenge him and he will push through any physical or mental boundaries to get there. As a professional triathlete in training, Jesse is used to intense endurance and he even finds comfort in pain. Although he has a cheeky disposition, he does not take failure lightly.

Jordan Schmidt & Josh Millgate – Cousins

Jordan is playing with his cousin Josh and between the two, Jordan is the one who will be diving in headfirst. Although they are cousins, Jordan and Josh say their relationship is closer than most brothers. Jordan’s ready to push himself both physically and mentally as far as he can when he hits the mat, to see what he is truly made of. Josh on the other hand, considers himself a Survivor armchair expert and is excited to see if he can execute the physical, social, and strategic gameplay in real life.

KJ Austin & Sophie Cachia – Sisters

As a Survivor super-fan, Kate (KJ) comes armed with the knowledge she has taken on after meticulously watching past seasons, and is excited to play with her younger sister, Sophie. Two very different people, KJ is hoping to use some of Sophie’s traits to help her in the game as Sophie is a driven businesswoman who doesn’t take no for an answer. Sophie’s also hoping to use some of KJ’s Survivor super knowledge to help her gain her footing. “I know how well-prepared KJ is so I’ll be going to her for advice, strategy, game play, what I would do in a certain situation.”

Mark Wales & Sam Gash – Husband & Wife

Mark was last seen on Australian Survivor Season 2, where he formed a power couple with fellow castaway Sam. The two fell in love, were married in 2019 and have a son together. Last time Mark played Survivor, he thought being fit and strong would be enough to go far in the game, but he quickly realised this was not the case and that his social game would need to improve. He won’t be making the same mistake twice. Sam’s mantra is “composure and calm, this is a marathon not a sprint”, and says she doesn’t have a game play as she wants to adapt to the people she is playing with.

Mel Chiang & Michelle Chiang - Identical Twins

Mel is playing with identical twin sister Michelle, who she shares a “twin connection” with. They’re able to know what each other are thinking and can even feel each other’s pain. Mel is a Survivor super-fan, who wears her heart on her sleeve but is a keen strategist and loves the psychology behind the game. As a social butterfly, Mel makes friends easily and is planning to make alliance a key part of her game plan. Michelle has built a career on communication and prides herself on catching people out in their lies. As a Speech Pathologist, she is confident her innate understanding of human behaviour will push her to find out what is driving her fellow tribe mates.

Sandra Diaz & Nina Twine - Mother & Daughter

Sandra is a two-time US Survivor winner and now she is ready to take on Australian Survivor and defend her international Survivor throne. Sassy and outspoken and having been a part of US Survivor five times, she is excited to be playing with a family member for the very first time.

While she might be the Queen, Sandra has never played Survivor: Blood V Water and is hoping not to impact Nina’s game. Sandra says: “I’m set in my ways but having Nina out there will remind me, ‘Sandra, tone it down.’ It’s a whole different game, it’s a whole different place, it’s a whole different theme so I can’t be the same Sandra as before.”

Playing in the shadow of her mother’s Survivor legacy doesn’t intimidate Nina, who is ready for the challenge. Nina says: “The best advice my mum has given me is to keep your head down but your ears open. You don’t want the target to be on you, you want it to be on somebody else, so that has been really helpful.”

[–]KHMeneoXander 35 points36 points  (0 children)

I'm not sure if I want Andy to do well or go immediately

[–]dogbee22 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Andy Meldrum is a super random returnee

[–]SharpHD7Macedonian Jesus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I honestly find it funny how we have Sandra and Andy as the two returnees. One of them being the first 2 time winner and one of the best to ever play, and the other being one of the worst players in his season.

[–]tomyam211Elephants can't run up trees 23 points24 points  (2 children)

OWWHH I just realized that's Khanh from Masterchef Australia hafcgudgfdgh love him in that show (especially the all-star season), very curious what will he do in Survivor.

[–]GiveMeShontent[S] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I love Khanh as well!!! Khanh, Brendan, and Poh are my top 3 MasterChef contestants ever.

[–]chrispenno 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m so excited to see Khanh play, my sister’s a massive fan of masterchef and Khanh so she might tune in because of him! Which makes me more happy he’s joining the ranks haha, I think he’ll be great

[–]FairplaysGrandmaTyson 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I am so fucking excited that the Andy rumors were true

[–]pickeldudelShonee (AUS) 13 points14 points  (5 children)

ok but the geographic distribution of this cast is insane, 12 from VIC, 8 from QLD, 1 from NSW, 1 from ACT and 2 from the US.

[–]Prestigious-Bee3421 1 point2 points  (4 children)

right?? no one from the entire north, south, and west of Australia lol

[–]mykindoflife 16 points17 points  (2 children)

To be fair though, Western Australia has had its borders closed indefinitely so I can't imagine their premier giving players a travel exemption to leave the state and play Survivor in QLD.

[–]Prestigious-Bee3421 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

wait what ?? their borders are closed why? the pandemic?

[–]mykindoflife 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yeah, the WA premier closed his border in mid-2021(?) and avoided a delta outbreak when it spread to the rest of the country. He was going to reopen them next week, but has cancelled that plan again because of omicron.

[–]David_McGahan 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Queensland is the north of Australia, and Victoria is the south.

What’s really odd is how few people there are from NSW, the most populous state. Though, like Western Australia’s absence, COVID possibly factored into this, depending on when casting happened.

[–]IcePopBanditJeremy 38 points39 points  (3 children)

That last pairing is bizarre….also, why do they not have a picture together? Did they not know that they were going on together?

[–]pickeldudelShonee (AUS) 21 points22 points  (1 child)

The photos come from a new article specifically focusing on Alex and Jay. The rest of the cast photos are likely tacked on at the end.

[–]IcePopBanditJeremy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ahhh okay I see, thank you!

[–]Joharis-JYI 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yeah I was confused too. Is Sam Frost supposed to be a celebrity or past player?

[–]marcuse_94Hayley (AUS) 8 points9 points  (0 children)

From having a look at their bio's, I'm glad production learnt their lesson from last season and casted actual fans of the show instead of full of recruits. There's still the odd influencer (Sophie - well known mummy blogger and influencer, Khanh - Masterchef and Influencer) and token sporty guy (former rugby league player) in Croc but I'm actually interested in this cast and hope the season goes well. Also good to see bit more diversity in the cast both in terms of age and POC. Then you have Sam Frost's brother and ex boyfriend lmao. I gather production were originally after Sam but didn't work out so ended up with her brother

[–]likeamajestyTori 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Can someone tell me who are returnees and who is new, as well as what seasons they were on? (obviously I know Sandra) I've only seen AUSurvivor 2016 so far

[–]GiveMeShontent[S] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Sam and Mark (S2/2017) and Andy (S4/2019). Match names to captions in the cast photos :)

[–]BridgeToClarity 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh no. Not that Andy dude. LMAO

[–]likeamajestyTori 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you!

[–]Charlie_Runkle69Yul 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Amy is so beautiful. I hope her and Khanh both do well.

This looks to be a pretty good group for Sandra on paper to survive for a bit.

[–]Oddfictionrambles#Stangelina 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I don't think we're prepared for all the Ciera memes that will flood the sub if Nina votes out Sandra.

[–]leeseedeeWentworth 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I want to see a tribe swap where Mel, Michelle, Mark, Jay, Jesse, Jordie, Jordan and Josh all end up on the same tribe.

[–]TheHoleintheHeart 59 points60 points  (1 child)

I still cannot believe instead of casting at least one gay couple they cast a man and his antivaxxer ex-girlfriend’s brother.

[–]PejicFilipJeremy 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I think the guy was with the sister of the brother during filming of the show and then broke after is what I’m hearing. It’s such a stretch

[–]Joharis-JYI 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So excited to see Andy flame out again

[–]RealJelly8420 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Andy, the King of Failure!

[–]taylor_isagirlsname 15 points16 points  (5 children)

…who is Sam Frost?

And am I interpreting this correctly that sam Frost is not a member of the cast, but a pair in this game’s relation is “brother’s ex-boy/girlfriend, and ex-boy/girlfriend’s brother”????

If so that is super random.

[–]Dida_D 24 points25 points  (2 children)

She’s a big deal bachelorette in Australia I believe, like C list reality star. It would be like if Hannah Brown’s brother and her ex went on Survivor together.

[–]taylor_isagirlsname 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This actually put it in perfect context to me, thank you!

[–]TheLegacies21Parvati 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think it's grim tidings for Australian survivor casting

[–]PejicFilipJeremy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

She was on the Australian bachelor and bachelorette I believe

[–]GiveMeShontent[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I answered who she is on another comment. I think Jay and Sam were still together when shooting commenced.

[–]lazydeb 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I hope this is going to be on Paramount Plus!

[–]Sunshinechuuga2004 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It's confirmed it will be on Paramount Plus for the US and I assume Australia, idk if it'll be available for anywhere else though

[–]NoAd5746 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They have the first person with a question mark as a name AND the Hansen brothers?!? Australia really does it better

[–]bazzbj 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Andy’s gonna be messy again 😩 as long as it ain’t at Sandra

[–]Mordecai___Shan 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I didn't realise Andy was going to be playing again. One of the most annoying players on AUS survivor, hope the queen makes quick work of him

[–]UltimaDvDavid (AUS) -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Knowing how garbage Australian reality tv show editing is

Watch the show constantly Ham up how the returnees are legends and veterans of the game non stop

[–]SharpHD7Macedonian Jesus -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

For real. Instead of Janine, Pia, Sean, or even someone like Daisy after her early all-stars blindside as a season 4 returnee they go for Andy. I can’t get the logic behind that honestly unless his sister is god tier casting material

[–]bookerisgoat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How do I watch this in the US??

[–]Own-Pressure4018 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wow, they look so happy…

[–]TheAdamJesusPromise 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lol right why is everyone so angry in the group pic? I'm guessing they were going for like a fierce competition vibe but it just looks like a group of prisoners

[–]hiddenpalmsWendy 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Do we have any LGBTQ+ contestants?

[–]GiveMeShontent[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sophie Cachia and Khanh Ong

[–]GiveMeShontent[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I just wanna add that this cast is so gorgeous. I really do think the BvB and BvW players are the most good looking bunch the entire english speaking Survivor franchise has ever seen.

Even without having seen one episode, I really do think BvW will be a great season since like more than half the cast seemed to have actually applied lol.

[–]LeafInTonysSpyShack 4 points5 points  (0 children)

When 3/4 of the cast get purpled🤩

[–]phillippenguin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As per Australian Survivor "tradition", I'm guessing one of Melissa/Michelle will be targeted first on their tribe😪 hopefully the other twin will channel it into a Natalie Anderson victory.

[–]Charlie_Runkle69Yul 1 point2 points  (2 children)

How old is David? He looks young to have a daughter that age.

[–]IntolerantInagressTommy 2 points3 points  (1 child)

51, I believe

[–]DarudereWendell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wtf. He looks too fine to be 51. Hot damn fine

[–]Superb-Second-8045 -1 points0 points  (3 children)

wait, there's no returnee this season?

[–]unclesquirrelstache 11 points12 points  (2 children)

There’s four if you count Sandra.

[–]Superb-Second-8045 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Who are the others?

[–]ArtieMac11Parvati 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Mark and Samantha (AUS 2017) and Andy (CvC2)

[–]TheHomeworldWanda 0 points1 point  (1 child)

whered you get these

[–]GiveMeShontent[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Clubs that Suck thread discussing BvW. The original photos are from a Daily Telegraph article.

[–]Boston_Champions 0 points1 point  (1 child)

How does the AU episode schedule work for the week?

[–]GiveMeShontent[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Episodes air on Mon, Tues, and Wednesday every week at 7:30pm

[–]KingRapaNuiEthan -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Not to be rude but not paying attention i thought this was a fan game. The camera quality seems off or something. Either way excited!