Australian Survivor is back on the small screen this year, though this time it has a twist this country has never seen before.

Dubbed Blood V Water, contestants will face off against their loved ones in a bid to become 2022’s Sole Survivor.

Siblings, in-laws, couples, parents and children will all put their relationships to the test through extreme challenges under the watchful eye of returning host Jonathan LaPaglia.

Australian Survivor is back on the small screen this year, though this time it has a twist this country has never seen before.
Australian Survivor is back on the small screen this year, though this time it has a twist this country has never seen before. Source: Network Ten.

With all the action slated to kick off on January 31, here’s everything you need to know in preparation for Australia Survivor: Blood V Water 2022.

Blood V Water Is Already A Famous Survivor Format

Fans of the OG Survivor in the US will be more than familiar with the Blood V Water format.

The theme has been featured twice in its 41-season run — once titularly in 2013, and again with Survivor: San Juan del Sur the following year.

Who Is Competing In Australian Survivor: Blood V Water?

America’s first-ever two-time winner Sandra Diaz-Twine will be taking on the Aussie game this year. However, this time she has landed Down Under with her daughter, Alanna ‘Nina’ Twine.

The 47-year-old won the first two seasons she appeared on, played in a subsequent two, and mentored Survivors in Island of the Idols.

Two-time Survivor US winner Sandra Diaz-Twine (R) will compete alongside her daughter, Nina. Source: Network Ten.
Two-time Survivor US winner Sandra Diaz-Twine (R) will compete alongside her daughter, Nina. Source: Network Ten.

“I’m the Queen of Survivor,” she said in a trailer. “I have a secret weapon. My baby girl Nina. Y’all better look out, because I taught her well.”

Also returning for a stab at the win are Mark Wales and Samantha Gash, who met on the Aussie iteration in 2017 before tying the knot two years later.

2017 contestants Mark Wales and Samantha Gash will also take on Blood V Water together. Source: Network Ten.
2017 contestants Mark Wales and Samantha Gash will also take on Blood V Water together. Source: Network Ten.

“Playing Survivor with your spouse is a very dangerous idea,” Mark voiced. “But the good thing is, if one of us wins we both win.”

Ex-South Sydney Rabbitohs plater Michael Proctor is also slated to appear alongside his sister-in-aw, Crissy Zaremba.

A Famous Influencer Is Hoping To Become The Sole Survivor

In an initial trailer released by Network Ten, fans of Australian Survivor spottedfamed influencer and former mummy-blogger Sophie Cachia.

Influencer Sophie Cachia (left) and her sister Kate will battle it out on Australian Survivor. Source: Network Ten.
Influencer Sophie Cachia (left) and her sister Kate will battle it out on Australian Survivor. Source: Network Ten.

Joined by her sister Kate, the 31-year-old is confident that their strong bond will serve as an advantage in the game.

“I honestly don’t think there is any relationship that is going to be stronger than two sisters,” she expressed in a promo.

What Is The Prize For Winning Australian Survivor: Blood V Water?

Aside from bragging rights and the Sole Survivor title, the winner of Australian Survivor: Blood V Water will take home $500,000.

The chance to win an eye-watering prize AND the opportunity to see your sibling get their ass handed to them? Sign us the hell up!

Where Is Australian Survivor: Blood V Water Filmed?

While Australian Survivor has previously made a home in Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu, the COVID-19 pandemic made it increasingly difficult for the show to film overseas.

The seventh season of Australian Survivor will once again be filmed in Queensland. Source: Endemol Shine Australia.
The seventh season of Australian Survivor will once again be filmed in Queensland. Source: Endemol Shine Australia.

As a result, last year’s Brains V Brawn season took place in Cloncurry, Queensland, and Blood V Water will follow in a similar suit.

In October 2021, Screen Queensland announced that the series would film its seventh season in North Queensland’s Charter Towers.

Australian Survivor: Blood V Water will premiere on Channel Ten on Monday, January 31.

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