Channel 10 confirms premiere date for Australian Survivor: Brains v Brawn

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    Channel 10 confirms premiere date for Australian Survivor: Brains v Brawn – as contestants from very different backgrounds face off in the outback

    Channel 10 has confirmed the premiere date for the highly anticipated new season of Australian Survivor.

    Australian Survivor: Brains v Brawn will launch on Sunday, July 18 at 7:30pm.

    This is just two days before the beginning of the Tokyo Olympics coverage on Channel Seven.  

    Coming soon! Channel 10 has confirmed the premiere date for the highly anticipated new season of Australian Survivor: Brains v Brawn. Pictured: host Jonathan LaPaglia

    Coming soon! Channel 10 has confirmed the premiere date for the highly anticipated new season of Australian Survivor: Brains v Brawn. Pictured: host Jonathan LaPaglia

    Meanwhile, a thrilling trailer for the new season shows the ‘brawny’ and ‘brainy’ contestants facing off in the Queensland outback. 

    Host Jonathan LaPaglia asks in a voice over: ‘What does it take to win the world’s toughest game? Brains or brawn?’

    One of the more cerebral contenders, Phil, says: ‘Because of my ability to understand people and read them, I’ll be able to make any sort of plan happen.’ 

    Marine scientist Laura adds: ‘I think I’ll be greatly underestimated out there.’

    Could he conquer the game? The clip teased a few of the'brainy' contestants including Phil, dubbed the crochet king. He explained:'because of my ability to understand people and read them, I'll be able to make any sort of plan happen'

    Could he conquer the game? The clip teased a few of the ‘brainy’ contestants including Phil, dubbed the crochet king. He explained: ‘because of my ability to understand people and read them, I’ll be able to make any sort of plan happen’

    Quiet achievers: Laura, a marine scientist, said:'I think I'll be greatly underestimated out there'

    Quiet achievers: While Cara - an empathy - added:'I know how to play people'

    Quiet achievers: Laura, a marine scientist, said: ‘I think I’ll be greatly underestimated out there,’ while Cara – an empathy – added: ‘I know how to play people.’

    Forensic psychologist Georgia boasts: ‘Brain is multifaceted, brawn is one dimensional. Without a doubt, brain is better than brawn.’

    The new contestants include award-winning author Wai Chim and professional big-wave surfer Felicity Palmateer.

    A political operative named George, a prison officer named Dani and former AFL star Gavin Wanganeen will also duke it out for the title of Ultimate Survivor.

    'Without a doubt': Meanwhile, forensic psychologist Georgia boasted:'Brain is multifaceted, brawn is one dimensional... Brain is better than brawn'

    ‘Without a doubt’: Meanwhile, forensic psychologist Georgia boasted: ‘Brain is multifaceted, brawn is one dimensional… Brain is better than brawn’

    Making his mark: Former AFL star Gavin Wanganeen will also fight for the title of ultimate Survivor. He hopes to be'the first Indigenous person to win the show'

    Making his mark: Former AFL star Gavin Wanganeen will also fight for the title of ultimate Survivor. He hopes to be ‘the first Indigenous person to win the show’

    Australian Survivor was filmed in the outback of North West Queensland. 

    Channel 10 announced in February that the new season would be filmed locally, after the network secured a government location incentive. 

    They received $3.9million to produce the reality show in order to create jobs and boost the local economy. 

    Australian Survivor: Brains v Brawn premieres Sunday, July 18, at 7:30pm on Channel 10

    Australian made: The new season of Australian Survivor was filmed in the Queensland outback after Ten secured government funding to shoot closer to home due to the global pandemic. Pictured is host Jonathan

    Australian made: The new season of Australian Survivor was filmed in the Queensland outback after Ten secured government funding to shoot closer to home due to the global pandemic. Pictured is host Jonathan

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