Australian Survivor host Jonathan LaPaglia


TV Blackbox has already revealed two names taking part in the upcoming series of the Channel 10 show but now our source in the South Pacific has sent through a comprehensive list via a message in a bottle.


In January we reported the search was on for celebrities to take part in the 2019 edition of Channel 10’s reality show Survivor.

The documents provided to us revealed producers are looking for “well-known talent with major achievements to take part - people who are both successful at what they do and aspirational”.

Those taking part needed to be available for shooting in the South Pacific from April 29 to June 22, including travel dates.

We also learned each ‘champion’ will be paid $25,000 in what is being called an “out of pocket fee”. Presumably talent of a higher profile will have negotiated a higher fee and the winner will also receive the $500,000 prize.

The first two names to come across our desk earlier this month were Gold Olympic winner Nova Peris and AFLW player Abbey Holmes.

Our exclusive was picked up by The Daily Mail (with full credit to TV Blackbox) and The Herald Sun (with no attribution to us) among others. Channel 10 was given the opportunity to deny the accuracy of our report when approached by these publications but at no point did they deny the the names we put forward.

It should be noted despite many attempts to contact Channel 10, the network refuses to engage with TV Blackbox which is why we are free to post these spoilers.

The remaining cast will be made up of the following celebrities;

Former Brisbane Lion’s AFL star Simon Black


Simon Black is one of the most decorated players in AFL history having achieved almost every individual honour in the game. His entire career from 1988 - 2013 was spent at the Brisbane Lions.

Black’s name has already been confirmed by his former teammate Jonathan Brown on Nova Tuesday morning.

Actress Pia Miranda

Pia Miranda became a household name in Australia after starring in Looking for Alibrandi.

The actress has been gracing our screens across film and television since 1988 when she had a regular role in the iconic soap Neighbours.

Miranda’s twitter account has not been active since April 22

Swimming legend Susie Maroney

Swimming legend Susie Maroney has been swimming since she was four years old. Despite being born with cerebral palsy Maroney broke the speed record for swimming the English Channel in 1990.

In 1993 she was awarded the Order of Australia Medal

Olympic Gold Medal Winner Steven Bradbury

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It was in the 2002 Winter Olympics short track speed skater Steven Bradbury became an unlikely Olympic Gold Champion after coming from behind to win the short track 1000 metres event after the other competitors crashed.

Bradbury retired from the sport and was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia and he was also He was also inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame

Rugby League star Andrew Ettinghausen

Andrew Ettinghausen, or ET as he is known to rugby league fans, was a star of the game throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s.

After retiring from the game Ettinghausen went on to host his own fishing TV show for Channel 9 called Escape with ET.

In 2008 he was named was named one of Australia’s 100 Greatest Players to celebrate the code's centenary year.