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Survivor’s Jonathan LaPaglia is sceptical about the new season

The host is not happy about the new Aussie location.
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Survivor fans might be happy to know its new season is back on home soil, but New Idea’s insiders maintain that host Jonathan LaPaglia is not!

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Recently, Network 10 announced the next season will take place in Queensland’s remote township of Cloncurry, since its Fiji production was derailed due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

However, Jonathan, 51, is sceptical!

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“Jonathan made it very clear previously that filming in Queensland wasn’t feasible and he would prefer to return to Fiji.” (Credit: Instagram)

“Jonathan made it very clear previously that filming in Queensland wasn’t feasible and he would prefer to return to Fiji,” dishes the insider.

“He has major apprehension about filming in an outback town and not having access to the ocean, where so many of the show’s challenges come to life,” says the source, who reveals the host contacted network executives and the production company to “express his concerns”.

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“He has major apprehension about filming in an outback town and not having access to the ocean, where so many of the show’s challenges come to life.” (Credit: Ten)

When news broke that Australian Survivor would go ahead in Queensland, many of the past contestants couldn’t resist cracking jokes.

Final immunity: who can keep their hand on a crocodile the longest,” Harry Hills commented on Instagram.

The ice cream aficionado also mentioned his former Queensland co-star, adding: “I heard a rumour they’re filming at @daisyrichardson ‘s farm.”

King of the Jungle Luke Toki wrote: “I hope the contestants are told they can’t eat the cane toads haha you can get pretty hungry out there.”

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David Genat won the most recent season of Australian Survivor: All Stars. (Credit: Ten)

Jonathan also gave Survivor fans a clue as to when they can expect the groundbreaking season.

When one asked for a premiere date, the show’s host replied: “Begin shooting in April so should air Septemberish. But not sure yet.”

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