Host Matt Chisholm reveals Survivor NZ 's release date

Matt Chisholm is hosting Survivor NZ, which will air twice a week from May 7.
Matt Chisholm is hosting Survivor NZ, which will air twice a week from May 7.

If you were wondering what had happened to Survivor NZ, you're in luck.

The New Zealand version of the long-running American reality show finally has an on-screen release date.

Host Matt Chisholm this morning confirmed the TVNZ 2 show would begin airing here on Sunday, May 7.


Filmed last year, fans of the series had been wondering if it would ever make it to air.

Chisholm said in his 5am tweet: "I've been waiting for the longest time to tell you this."

The show pits 16 Kiwis against each other in a Nicaraguan jungle, battling the environment and each other to take home the $100,000 prize.

In America, the show is currently airing its 34th season. Jeff Probst has hosted every one.

TVNZ also confirmed the Kiwi version of the show would break from US tradition and screen twice a week: Sundays at 7pm for 90 minutes, and again on Mondays from 7.30pm for an hour.

- NZ Herald

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