Mark Fish and Corné Krige tasked to lead tribes in new series of ‘Survivor South Africa’

2013-06-21 00:00

TWO sporting champions will be at the helm of a new series of Survivor South Africa on M-Net.

In a worldwide first, soccer superstar Mark Fish and former Springbok rugby captain Corné Krige have been tasked to lead the tribes that will face hunger pains, the elements of nature, nasty creepy crawlies, and the game’s trademark plotting and scheming — all in the quest to become the ultimate survivor.

Unlike their tribe members in Survivor South Africa: Champions, they won’t run the risk of being voted off at the show’s dreaded tribal councils.

But every second on the island will be very important to the two sporting legends. While the other Survivors are giving all they have to survive the island’s hardships and win the jury’s vote for a cash prize of R1 million, Fish and Krige will be playing for R500 000.

“I feel for Corné’s tribe,” said Fish, who has captained soccer teams in the United Kingdom and Italy.

“To be led by a rugby player? Say no more!”

Asked what kind of tribe members he would like, the footballer said he preferred to be surrounded by individuals who would “showcase individual qualities that will help the team to progress”.

Ex-Stormers and Springbok player Krige, meanwhile, said he would base his strategy on compassion and hard work.

“I would like tribe members who are tough when the tough gets going and have a fighting spirit,” he added.

M-Net director for general entertainment channels Pierre Cloete said the two sportsmen were highly competitive and physically strong.

Cloete added: “It will be fascinating to see how these tribe captains strategise to get their team ahead and how they deal with the multiple challenges on the island.”

South African citizens who want to take part in the new series of Survivor need to keep an eye on M-Net, the M-Net website and the press from the beginning of July to find out more.

As in the past, contestants will have to be older than 18, have a valid passport and the determination to remain standing in the harshest of circumstances.

Survivor South Africa: Champions will be filmed at a secret location towards the end of 2013 and Nico Panagio will appear again as the series host.

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