With the new season of Survivor: Edge Of Extinction just around the corner, I was lucky enough to gain an insight into Aubry’s mindset as she embarks on her third season of Survivor.
Here are my rapid fire “Fast 5” with one of my personal favorites, Aubry Bracco.
RYAN: After your last season, you seemed to have stepped right away from Survivor. What pulled you back to play one more time?
AUBRY: There’s a reason why athletes hang up their cleats and then head back on the field. SURVIVOR is my sport; it’s my passion and for someone who is always looking to get the most out of life, it’s an addiction too!
RYAN: Leading up to the game how are you planning on integrating yourself to your new tribe on Day 1. You come into this game with a huge reputation as one of the best to never have won.
AUBRY: There are a lot of devilish people on SURVIVOR. Sure, I may be a threat and a returning player, but isn’t it better to go with the devil you know than the devil you don’t? As a newbie, I’d want to play with a known quantity who could shield me.
RYAN: Can you use one word to describe your reaction to the 3 other returning players Joe, David and Kelley when you saw they were also on the cast?
RYAN: What have you learned about yourself having played previously? How will that change the way you play the game this time?
AUBRY: I get very intense in the game which can sometimes hide my fun side. Fun, amusement and laughter can help keep things in perspective and are essential to building tribe bonds. I want to use that part of my personality this time to connect.
RYAN: Why will the third time be the charm?
AUBRY: I’ve grown so much as a person as a result of my SURVIVOR experiences. This third time is an opportunity to put those lessons into play.
Ratings juggernaut Married at First Sight is back on NINE at the end of January with a new batch of hopefuls looking to find love. Here is the full list of contestants seeking love in 2019
CYRRELL, 29, NSW – Health fund consultant
ABOUT: She has a big Catholic family and desperately wants her new partner to get their tick of approval. She’s been cheated on and was once engaged to be married.
ELIZABETH, 27, NSW – Store manager
ABOUT: Very confident and knows that she’s attractive. She’s never had a long-term boyfriend, and has often unknowingly been ‘the other woman’.
HEIDI, 38, QLD – Radio announcer
ABOUT: Heidi experienced some tough times as a teenager, and was forced to become fiercely independent from a young age. She’s extroverted and bubbly.
INES, 28, QLD – Legal assistant
ABOUT: Ines and her family fled Bosnia during the war when she was a little girl. Her parents divorced, and it’s left her wanting the perfect family of her own. She wants to find a man who can give her a comfortable life, unlike the childhood she had. Good sexual chemistry is a must for Ines.
JESSIKA, 26, WA – Administration officer
ABOUT: Describes herself as a part-time model and part-time party animal. She wants love, marriage and children, but finds men only want her for a fling and are often intimidated by her looks.
JULES, 36, NSW – Business manager
ABOUT: Jules was with a man who she loved, but left him when he told her he didn’t want kids. Jules is desperate to meet the man of her dreams and have a family.
LAUREN, 31, NSW – Make-up artist
ABOUT: Eternal romantic. Wants a chivalrous gentleman.
MARTHA, 30, NSW – Make-up artist
ABOUT: Martha has a big Greek family who are keen for her to settle down — so she’s going to do it. She’s big on grooming, so she wants a man who knows how to take care of his skin and who has good fashion sense. She’s very picky but, after six years of the single life, she’s putting her trust in the experts.
MELISSA, 38, NSW – Talent agent
ABOUT: Melissa describes herself as quirky, insecure, and “allergic” to getting old. She was heartbroken eight years ago, and hasn’t had sex since then — on her terms.
NING, 32, QLD – Hairdresser
ABOUT: She’s a single mum of three children between the ages of 15 and 3. She had her first baby at 16, and then met a man who she had her next two kids with. She thought he was The One, but they soon parted ways.
BRONSON, 34, WA – Entrepreneur
ABOUT: Bronson is stripper-turned-circus-performer-turned-entrepreneur. He enjoys a lavish lifestyle and loves to spoil his partners with expensive gifts. He’s tragically lost his mum and two brothers in three separate incidents, and is thankful to have his dad in his life. If Bronson looks familiar to you, it’s because he appeared in the 2018 season of Australian Ninja Warrior.
CAMERON, 34, NSW – Ex-professional cricketer
ABOUT: Until now, ex-cricket Cameron always chose sport over love. He says he’s a bit of a mummy’s boy, and is ready to settle down. He wants his dream family — white picket fence and all.
DINO, 34, WA – Meditation coach
ABOUT: Dino grew up in Hong Kong and moved to Australia at 16. After a broken engagement, Dino turned to meditation which he says has changed his life — the FIFO worker even teaches mediation up in the mines. He has built a nifty property portfolio, and has a five-bedroom home which he hopes to live in with his new wife.
MARK, 41, VIC – Ex-army
ABOUT: Mark has never told a woman he loves her. Mark’s mates think he’s afraid of commitment, but he says he’s just never found his perfect match. He’s looking for a wife with thick skin and a sarcastic sense of humour.
MATTHEW, 29, QLD – Videographer
ABOUT: Matthew says he’s “chronically single” and describes himself as a 29-year-old virgin. He was bullied as a teenager and has struggled with self-confidence his whole life. He’s been learning to sing, and is hoping he can serenade his wife on their wedding day.
MICHAEL, 27, VIC – Primary school teacher
ABOUT: Michael comes from a big, Italian family and says he’s a “mama’s boy” — which means his wife needs to impress the in-laws just as much as she needs to impress him. Health and fitness are important to Michael, so he wants to meet his match in that area.
MICK, 31, QLD – Plasterer/farmer
ABOUT: Mick lives on his homestead with 18 sheep, seven chickens, nine guinea fowl and two dogs. He wants an outdoorsy, Jennifer Hawkins-lookalike for a wife.
MIKE, 43, QLD – Electrician
ABOUT: Mike is sensitive and vulnerable. He says women claim they want that in a man, but that they really don’t. His ideal woman appreciates him for who he is, and wants to start a family with him.
NIC, 27, NSW, Electrician
ABOUT: Nic’s dad left when he was a baby, so he was raised by his mother and grandmother. He’s drawn to strong females as a result of this. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 24, and successfully beat it. In the past, he’s bolted at the first sign of struggle in relationships, so he’s looking for a strong, committed woman who won’t let him run this time.
SAM, 26, NSW – Tradie
ABOUT: Sam reckons his good looks can be intimidating for some women, and that they judge him upon first glance. The part-time model describes himself as chivalrous and says he’s looking to find a confident woman. Cheating is his number one deal breaker.
The seventh season of Survivor South Africa: Island of Secrets is reportedly about to start filming in Samoa during January and February, with an expected airdate sometime in May. Most recently Samoa has been the home of Australian Survivor from 2016 to 2017 and previous incarnations of American Survivor (seasons 19, 20, 23 and 24).
An article from the website Newsline Samoa reported in September a production crew from the series were scouting locations.
A quote from the article suggests “There is no set program at the moment, but the team is in Samoa scouting for any locations suitable for the TV series to be filmed.” Faanaea Natu, a culture advisor of the Samoa Tourism Authority confirmed in a statement when contacted by Newsline Samoa.
The dates of the article match these instagram posts by Survivor South Africa’s Executive Producer Leroux Botha who shared these snaps of his efforts scouting Samoa for locations.
The location of the current filming is unconfirmed, but speaking with production who have shot in Samoa previously, locations are limited and it is likely there will be overlap between the locations where American and Australian Survivor have filmed in the past. More details can be found about Samoan filming locations in this Reddit thread.
Survivor South Africa is coming off an impress re-birth in 2018 in the Phillipines where the show modified to a more traditional game length and producing style. The buzz of the International Survivor community, the seventh season will have large shoes to fill to match the excitement and entertainment provided by last years cast.
Previous versions of Survivor South Africa have filmed in Panama, Malaysia, Santa Carolina (Mozambique), the Maldives, the South China Sea and the Phillipines.
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It’s official! The first two I’m a Celebrity AU contestants are none other than Australia’s favourite armchair critics Angie Kent and Yvie Jones.
Clues – Couch Critics
Two beloved television critics.
These couch potatoes will be putting down the popcorn and popping on some khaki to try things out on the other side of the screen.
We think their campsite creature comforts will score a 1 out of 10 stars from these colourful reviewers.
Angie and Yvie who recently announced they were leaving Googlebox are heading to the South African jungle for I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! starting January 13th it has been announced.
Best known for their role on the TV Week Logie Award-winning Gogglebox Australia, vivacious best friends Angie and Yvie won Australian households over with their hilarious and heart-warming reactions to what’s on the box.
After announcing their departure from the popular show in December, no time was wasted in securing the loveable duo for the jungle.
Angie said: “I am a massive fan of watching celebrities do absurd things in the jungle but I never thought I would be one of those people doing it. I cannot wait to get up close and personal with Lady JMO and Dr Chris!”
Yvie said: “I cannot believe we have spent four seasons watching, laughing and commentating on this show from inside our living room and now we will be the ones being laughed at!”
10 promises a surprise announcement up their leopard printed sleeves that the girls will not see coming.
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! premieres 7:30 pm Sunday on 10