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Australian Survivor Blood V Water: Meet the full cast  


The 2022 season of Australian Survivor: Blood V Water is set to be the biggest yet, with family members playing together for the first time in the show’s history.

And on Monday, Channel 10 revealed all the teams vying to outwit, outplay and outlast each other in order to be crowned sole survivor.

Here are all the duos competing in the 2020 season – and a few of them most fans will most definitely recognise:

Coming soon: On Monday, Channel 10 revealed all the pairs vying to outwit, outplay and outlast each other the hopes of being named Sole Survivor. Pictured: Host Jonathan LaPaglia

Coming soon: On Monday, Channel 10 revealed all the pairs vying to outwit, outplay and outlast each other the hopes of being named Sole Survivor. Pictured: Host Jonathan LaPaglia

Alex Frost, 26, Warehouse Operator, Victoria | Jay Bruno, 34, Drummer, Victoria – In-laws

The friendly duo met when Jay Bruno began dating Alex’s sister, Home and Away star Sam Frost.

A super fan of the game, Warehouse operator Alex wants to fly under the radar secretly making moves, while Jay is relaxed but also determined and competitive.

Hoping for success: A super fan of the game, Warehouse operator Alex (right) wants to fly under the radar secretly making moves, while Jay (left) is relaxed but also determined and competitive

Hoping for success: A super fan of the game, Warehouse operator Alex (right) wants to fly under the radar secretly making moves, while Jay (left) is relaxed but also determined and competitive

Jay said: ‘Our strategy is not to blend in but to go with the flow because you don’t know what’s going to happen, you don’t know who’s there and who you’re in with.’

Since the show finished filming last year, Jay confirmed on Monday that he is no longer dating Sam but is ‘definitely’ still mates with Alex.

Sandra Diaz, 47, Queen of Survivor | Nina Twine, 24, Accounts Clerk, USA – Mother and daughter duo

Hero: Sandra is a two-time Survivor US winner and now she is ready to take on Australian Survivor and defend her international Survivor throne

Hero: Sandra is a two-time Survivor US winner and now she is ready to take on Australian Survivor and defend her international Survivor throne

Legendary reality star Sandra is a two-time Survivor US winner, and now she is ready to take on Australian Survivor and defend her international Survivor throne.

Sassy and outspoken and having been a part of Survivor US five times, she is excited to be playing with a family member for the very first time.

While she might be the Queen, Sandra has never played Survivor: Blood V Water and is hoping not to impact Nina’s game. Sandra says: ‘I’m set in my ways but having Nina out there will remind me, “Sandra, tone it down.” 

‘It’s a whole different game, it’s a whole different place, it’s a whole different theme so I can’t be the same Sandra as before.’

Amy Ong, 24, Beautician, Victoria | Khanh Ong, 30, Restaurateur and former MasterChef contestant, Victoria – Siblings

Whatever it takes: Former MasterChef star Khanh and his sister Amy are set to put their relationship under a microscope as they battle for the title of Sole Survivor

Whatever it takes: Former MasterChef star Khanh and his sister Amy are set to put their relationship under a microscope as they battle for the title of Sole Survivor

Beautician Amy and former MasterChef contestant Khanh – who appeared on the show’s tenth season and later on the All Star season – are set to put their bond under a microscope.

Charming and disarming, Amy is ready to make a name for herself after living in her older brother’s shadow, while Khanh has a burning desire to win the title of Sole Survivor.

And don’t be fooled, he’s willing to do whatever it takes, even if it means he has to lie, cheat and steal to get there.

Andy Meldrum, 49, Advertising Consultant | Kate Tatham, 46, Mum, Queensland – Siblings

Reasons: After Kate pushed Andy to apply for Australian Survivor: Champions V Contenders, not only is it Andy’s shot at redemption, but Kate hopes to make her own mark on the game

Reasons: After Kate pushed Andy to apply for Australian Survivor: Champions V Contenders, not only is it Andy’s shot at redemption, but Kate hopes to make her own mark on the game

After Kate pushed Andy to apply for Australian Survivor: Champions V Contenders, not only is it Andy’s shot at redemption, but Kate hopes to make her own mark on the game.

Planning to use his skills as a professional poker player to read people, advertising consultant Andy is also ready to try and play a more honest, fun, and good-natured game this time around.

Caring and selfless, Kate is used to doing everything for her family but is now taking a chance on herself, determined to make her first time playing the game count.

Ben Watson, 33, Tradie, Queensland | Shayelle Lajoie, 31, Bio Medical Student, Queensland – Partners

Love: Partners Ben and Shayelle realise the value of having each other on their Survivor journeys, especially when the going gets tough

Love: Partners Ben and Shayelle realise the value of having each other on their Survivor journeys, especially when the going gets tough

Partners Ben and Shayelle realise the value of having each other on their Survivor journeys, especially when the going gets tough.

Bio Medical Student said: ‘Having him there will be priceless in terms of support. I struggle to not get caught up in my emotions sometimes, so I have to force myself to think my way out it.’ 

Standing at 6’4′, Ben is a standout in the crowd kind of guy and has a drive to win. He hopes to be a player who is a beast at challenges but also someone the tribe trusts.

Chrissy Zaremba, 42, Teacher | Michael ‘Croc’ Crocker, 41, Ex-NRL Player, Queensland – In-laws

Support: While Chrissy may not have a lot of Survivor knowledge, she is playing with ex-NRL player Croc to keep his dream of being part of the game alive

Support: While Chrissy may not have a lot of Survivor knowledge, she is playing with ex-NRL player Croc to keep his dream of being part of the game alive

While Chrissy may not have a lot of Survivor knowledge, she is playing with ex-NRL player Croc to keep his dream of being part of the game alive.

Croc’s strengths in the game will be his observation skills, as well as his brute physical strength. He will build genuine relationships and ascertain what makes people tick, how they behave and then make big moves when the time is right to eliminate his biggest threats

Although she may not be a superfan, teacher Chrissy is confident and competitive and wants to prove to her kids that she can do anything and to inspire them to do the same in their lives.

David Goodchild, 51, Project Manager, Queensland | Briana Goodchild, 26, Digital Producer, Queensland – Father and daughter duo

Father-daughter duo: Briana is competing for the title of Sole Survivor alongside her father, David

Father-daughter duo: Briana is competing for the title of Sole Survivor alongside her father, David

Briana is competing for the title of Sole Survivor alongside her father, David.

Briana says her dad is the skull crusher – the guy who is going to lay down the law while she is the entertainer and social butterfly. 

As a Project Manager at a construction firm, David knows himself to be very strategic. He believes in getting the lay of the land, being flexible and making tough ruthless calls when need be. 

Jesse Hansen, 22, Triathlete, ACT | Jordie Hansen, 25, Landscaper, Victoria – Siblings

Family ties: Jesse has a tight bond with his older brother, Jordie who is playing alongside him and although the two claim to be polar opposites of each other, they are dedicated to becoming the perfect team

Family ties: Jesse has a tight bond with his older brother, Jordie who is playing alongside him and although the two claim to be polar opposites of each other, they are dedicated to becoming the perfect team

Jesse has a tight bond with his older brother, Jordie who is playing alongside him and although the two claim to be polar opposites of each other, they are dedicated to becoming the perfect team.

As a landscaper by trade, Jordie is used to digging holes and getting himself out of them. 

And despite the ease of which he makes friends, Jordie knows Survivor is about more than just being mates and is about understanding people on a deeper level.

Jordan Schmidt, 29, Personal Trainer | Josh Millgate, 31, Pilot, Victoria – Cousins

Here they go! Jordan is playing with his cousin Josh and between the two, Jordan is the one who will be diving in headfirst

Here they go! Jordan is playing with his cousin Josh and between the two, Jordan is the one who will be diving in headfirst

Jordan is playing with his cousin Josh and between the two, Jordan is the one who will be diving in headfirst. 

Although they are cousins, Jordan and Josh say their relationship is closer than most brothers. Jordan’s ready to push himself both physically and mentally as far as he can when he hits the mat, to see what he is truly made of.

Josh on the other hand, considers himself a Survivor armchair expert and is excited to see if he can execute the physical, social, and strategic gameplay in real life.

KJ Austin, 37, Ex Flight Attendant | Sophie Cachia, 31, Company Director, Victoria – Sisters

Better together: As a Survivor superfan, Kate (KJ) comes armed with the knowledge she has taken on after meticulously watching past seasons, and is excited to play with her younger sister, Sophie

Better together: As a Survivor superfan, Kate (KJ) comes armed with the knowledge she has taken on after meticulously watching past seasons, and is excited to play with her younger sister, Sophie

As a Survivor superfan, Kate (KJ) comes armed with the knowledge she has taken on after meticulously watching past seasons, and is excited to play with her younger sister, Sophie.

Two very different people, KJ is hoping to use some of Sophie’s traits to help her in the game as Sophie is a driven businesswoman who doesn’t take no for an answer.

Mark Wales, 42, Ex SAS Commander | Sam Gash, 37, Endurance Athlete, Victoria – Husband and wife 

Love story: Mark was last seen on Australian Survivor Season 2, where he formed a power couple with fellow castaway Sam. The two fell in love, were married in 2019 and have a son together

Love story: Mark was last seen on Australian Survivor Season 2, where he formed a power couple with fellow castaway Sam. The two fell in love, were married in 2019 and have a son together

Mark was last seen on Australian Survivor Season 2, where he formed a power couple with fellow castaway Sam. The two fell in love, were married in 2019 and have a son together.

Last time Mark played Survivor, he thought being fit and strong would be enough to go far in the game, but he quickly realised this was not the case and that his social game would need to improve. 

He won’t be making the same mistake twice. Sam’s mantra is ‘composure and calm, this is a marathon not a sprint’, and says she doesn’t have a game play as she wants to adapt to the people she is playing with.

Mel Chiang, 33, Chiropractor, Victoria | Michelle Chiang, 33, Speech Pathologist, NSW – Identical twins

Double trouble: Mel is playing with identical twin sister Michelle, who she shares a “twin connection” with. They’re able to know what each other are thinking and can even feel each other’s pain

Double trouble: Mel is playing with identical twin sister Michelle, who she shares a ‘twin connection’ with. They’re able to know what each other are thinking and can even feel each other’s pain

Mel is playing with identical twin sister Michelle, who she shares a ‘twin connection’ with. They’re able to know what each other are thinking and can even feel each other’s pain.

Melissa is a Survivor superfan, who wears her heart on her sleeve but is a keen strategist and loves the psychology behind the game. 

As a social butterfly, Mel makes friends easily and is planning to make alliance a key part of her game plan.  

Australian Survivor: Blood Vs. Water premieres 7:30pm Monday January 31.

Not long to go! Australian Survivor: Blood Vs. Water premieres 7:30pm Monday January 31

Not long to go! Australian Survivor: Blood Vs. Water premieres 7:30pm Monday January 31 

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