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UK version of cult reality TV game show Survivor to launch on the BBC in 2023

Survivor, one of the world’s most successful reality TV game show formats. is coming to the BBC in 2023. 

The new UK adaptation has been commissioned by BBC One and BBC iPlayer from Banijay UK company Remarkable Entertainment, with the first season comprising sixteen sixty minute episodes.

In the show, 20 people compete to become the Ultimate Survivor, surviving physical challenges and convoluted team alliances on a tropical island. The group is initially divided into two tribes, which have to go head-to-head in a series of gruelling challenges.

The losing team faces Tribal Council, where one of their members is voted off.

25 years old this year, Survivor will soon air its 43rd series in the US…

Created by Charlie Parsons, Survivor is one of the most watched reality entertainment formats around the world, with 50 regional versions produced to date.

25 years old this year, Survivor will soon air its 43rd series in the US. Previous seasons of the CBS hit have been set in Borneo, Vanuatu, the Amazon, Philippines and Africa, all equally spectacular and inhospitable.

Despite its global popularity, these US editions of the show remain unaired in the UK, presumably as a consequence of rights issues. Survivor was previously adapted by ITV.

Survivor Australia and Survivor South Africa can be seen on Prime Video. 

Kate Phillips, Director of Unscripted at the BBC said: “Survivor is a global television hit and to be able to bring one of TV’s most successful formats to audiences in the UK in a uniquely BBC way is a very exciting prospect indeed.”

Natalka Znak, CEO Remarkable Entertainment said: “Survivor is the greatest gameshow on earth for a reason – it has everything – reality, adventure, drama, and the ultimate game. I can’t wait to be boots on the ground, working with Paul Osborne, Stephen Lovelock and the fantastic team at Remarkable to make this epic series for the BBC.”

About Steve May

Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, and editor of The Luxe Review, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, Yahoo UK, Home Cinema Choice, Games Radar, Ideal Home, Louder Sounds, Channel News and Boat International. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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