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SURVIVOR UK SHELVED BY BBC, FUTURE OF REALITY SERIES IN DOUBT

Survivor UK will not be returning for a second series this year, TV Zone understands. However, a second series reportedly not completely off the table.



This follows the premature closure of applications for the series in February. The application website now reads "As things stand, we are not processing or taking any further applications at this time". Listings for crew who were working on pre-production and casting for the second series also suggest that production was paused in February.



However, multiple sources have suggested to TV Zone that a second series is not completely off the table, and there's a chance the show could return in 2025 with some format and schedule changes - something host Joel Dommett has hinted at.


TV Zone approached the BBC on this report. In February a BBC spokesperson said no final decision on Survivor UK had been made. The first series is still available to stream now on BBC iPlayer.




Hosted by Joel Dommett, the BBC rebooted Survivor UK, billed as 'the ultimate physical and psychological game', last year in a post-Strictly slot on weekends. Despite its prime slot with a lead-in of millions, Survivor failed to cut through and posted disappointing viewing figures.



18 people, carefully selected from across the UK, are marooned in a tropical location where they are divided into two tribes, competing against each other in a range of physical and mental challenges for reward or immunity.


One by one, players are voted out of their tribes at the iconic Tribal Council until the two tribes eventually merge and the game becomes a head-to-head battle. Ultimately only one person can triumph, winning the cash prize of £100,000 and the title of Sole Survivor.


Survivor UK is available on BBC iPlayer.



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