The so­cial side is so im­por­tant

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d e The stresses and phys­i­cal ys­i­cal de­mands of Sur­vivorr hold no great fears for 2017 con­tes­tant and two-time Olympian Ni­cola “Ziggy”ggy” Zagame, right. chal­lenge, were ac­tu­ally bet­ter than the orig­i­nal. The Aussie ‘mate­ship’ is a lo­cal qual­ity that is unique to our pro­duc­tion. Do you stand by your mates or sacri­fice them for $500k?” Ten head of en­ter­tain­ment and fac­tual pro­gram­ming Stephen Tate says Aus­tralian Sur­vivor is well sup­ported by the UK’s Cast­away Tele­vi­sion — which owns the for­mat and over­seesovers global pro­duc­tion, in­cludin in­clud­ing the CBSpro­duced US se­ries — but also al­lowed them to lo­calise­loc con­tent.

“Both Cast­away and CBS have been hugely sup­port­ive and in­flu­en­tial in shap­ing the Aus­tralian se­ries but they have also en­cour­aged us to cre­ate a se­ries specif­i­cally for the Aus­tralian au­di­ence,” Tate says. To this end, many of the chal­lenges are bor­rowed from the US, but some are uniquely Aus­tralian, such as one in the com­ing sea­son that fea­tures el­e­ments of AFL.

Two-time wa­ter polo Olympian Ni­cola “Ziggy” Zagame, binge-watched the last Aus­tralian sea­son and a few from the US af­ter she ap­plied and quickly re­alised suc­cess would be about a lot more than be­ing strong in phys­i­cal chal­lenges.

“I re­alised the so­cial side of the game is so im­por­tant and I’m a re­ally so­cial per­son,” she says. “I work re­ally well in a team, but I can also be com­pet­i­tive with those close to me. In wa­ter polo there were 30 squad mem­bers but only 13 were cho­sen for a spot in the team. I can sep­a­rate friend­ship from com­pe­ti­tion if I have to, which will help.”

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