Filming for the new season of Australian Survivor has been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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A Network 10 spokesperson said in a statement: “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. 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.”
Production was due to commence in late April, however it has now been taken off the programming schedule indefinitely until the COVID-19 outbreak is under control.
The news follows the latest report that US-based Survivor host Jonathon La Paglia was forced to withdraw from the latest season live finale, after being caught out when strict quarantine protocols were put in place by the Australian government, meaning that he would have been forced to go into a mandatory two week isolation and miss filming.
It was confirmed that Bachelor host Osher Gunsberg will take over hosting duties in a studio for the live final, while La Paglia will make an appearance via video link.