Survivor UK opens applications for upcoming series after BBC revived show 20 years after it was axed
Survivor UK opens applications for upcoming series after the BBC revived the show 20 years after it was axed by ITV
Survivor has opened registrations for the upcoming revival series to air next year on the BBC.
The reality TV series, which aired its original UK version on ITV from 2001 to 2002, returns to the screens 20 years after its halt.
Applications are now open for those hoping to participate on SurvivorUK.com and will close on February 23.
Reboot: Survivor has opened registrations for the upcoming revival series to air next year on the BBC (UK version contestants pictured in 2001)
The website states: ‘Survivor is a unique competition of social, mental and physical skills, where a group of individuals are cast out in a remote location to try to win the ultimate competition.
‘Do you have the instinct, cunning and strategy to become the sole survivor and take home a life-changing prize of £100,000?
Click APPLY NOW to get started. Closing date for applications is midnight Friday 24 February 2023′.
The competition series, which has aired for 43 seasons in the US, sees contestants placed in a remote location where they must fend for themselves.
Premise: The competition series, which has aired for 43 seasons in the US, sees contestants placed in a remote location where they must fend for themselves (US version pictured)
They must also complete mental and physical challenges, with the winner of the US version taking home a $1 million prize.
BBC One and BBC iPlayer welcome 16-hour episodes of the physical and psychological game show.
A collection of 20 selected players from around the UK will be divided into two ‘tribes’ and face each other in a series of challenges as they become stranded in a tropical location to be crowned the Ultimate Survivor.
After a series of eliminations that will take place at the iconic tribal council, the tribes will finally merge before one person takes away a cash prize proving they have what it takes to be the Ultimate Survivor.
Comeback: Applications are now open for those hoping to participate on SurvivorUK.com and will close on February 23
Survivor, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is one of the most watched reality entertainment formats in the world and has been ranked the number one “Best Reality Show of All Time” by Variety Magazine.
To date, 50 versions of the series have been commissioned worldwide, which first aired in Sweden in 1997. The American version, broadcast by CBS, will soon air its 43rd series.
Survivors was suspended by ITV after the second series in 2002 failed to increase viewership.
Soon after, in August 2002, the broadcaster introduced I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! which shared many similarities with Survivor and welcomed huge success and huge ratings.
The website states: ‘Survivor is a unique competition of social, mental and physical skills, in which a group of individuals are cast out in a remote location to try and win the ultimate competition’ (presenter Mark Austin pictured in 2001)
Kate Phillips, Director of Unscripted at the BBC says: ‘Survivor is a global television hit and to be able to bring one of the most successful TV formats to UK audiences in a uniquely BBC way is a very exciting opportunity indeed. perspective.’
Natalka Znak, CEO Remarkable Entertainment says; Survivor isn’t ‘the greatest game show on earth’ for nothing – it has it all – reality, adventure, drama and the ultimate game.
“I can’t wait to get on the ground with Paul Osborne, Stephen Lovelock and the fantastic team at Remarkable to create this epic series for the BBC.”
Survivor is a Remarkable Entertainment, a British company based in Banijay, production for BBC One and BBC iPlayer and was commissioned by Kate Phillips in her capacity as Director of Entertainment Commissioning.
Franchise: BBC One and BBC iPlayer welcome 16-hour episodes of the physical and psychological game show