Trea­sure-hunt host

Tropika Is­land Of Trea­sure is all about games­man­ship for Jonathan Boyn­ton-Lee.

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Tropika Is­land Of Trea­sure Sea­son 7 SABC3 (*193) 19:30

Strict but fair Tropika Is­land Of Trea­sure (2008-cur­rent) games master Jonathan Boyn­ton-Lee got so wrapped up in the ac­tion this sea­son in the Sey­chelles that he could barely keep his shirt on! But he didn’t get to play, so we’re giv­ing him a lit­tle ob­sta­cle course of our own with some ques­tions about the show…

You in­ter­viewed the con­sumer con­tes­tants right at the start – who sur­prised you most?

I only in­ter­viewed Michelle, Wim and Sa­van­nah while they were wait­ing in the queues and I re­mem­ber think­ing that they had some­thing spe­cial to of­fer. Michelle was re­ally quiet the first time we spoke to her. On the is­land, she was the op­po­site.

Which of the con­tes­tants chaffed and tested you the most?

They were all pretty well be­haved, ac­tu­ally. I think they were al­ways in such a zone dur-

ing chal­lenges that they were just fo­cused on the fin­ish line. Michelle swore at me a lot but that’s about it.

Which of the celebs and which of the con­sumer con­tes­tants would you have wanted as your part­ner?

For the celeb, I’m ob­vi­ously go­ing to say Siv Ngesi cause he’s my best mate. Con­sumer wise, it’s a tough call – they were all so good.

So did you get to try out the cour­ses be­fore the teams did?

No, I didn’t re­ally get to [Laughs]. I just kind of walked through each one and checked ev­ery­thing be­fore, so I had se­ri­ous FOMO (Fear Of Miss­ing Out). The most dif­fi­cult one is def­i­nitely the fi­nale chal­lenge (on Mon­day 12 June).

Was this the only project that you were work­ing on at the time?

I had some writ­ing dead­lines for a movie that I’m work­ing on at the mo­ment, which I’d work on at night. But other­wise my fo­cus was en­tirely on the show.

How much sun­block did you go through?

[Laughs] I have ab­so­lutely no idea, but I can tell you that it was a lot. Even when I didn’t need any more sun­block, I would ask one of the beau­ti­ful women I was sur­rounded by to rub some more on for me in those hard-to-reach spots.

Jonathan is dis­ap­pointed that he didn’t get to test the chal­lenges.

Jonathan with this sea­son’s host Min­nie Dlamini.

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