New season of Australian Survivor is POSTPONED indefinitely

Production on the upcoming season of Channel Ten’s Australian Survivor has been postponed indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A spokesperson for the network told The Daily Telegraph on Thursday, that the ‘health and safety of everyone involved with the show’ is their ‘number one priority’.

It comes after LA-based host Jonathan LaPaglia was replaced by Osher Günsberg for the finale episode of the current All Stars season, due to strict quarantine protocols.

Called off! Production on the upcoming season of Australian Survivor has been POSTPONED indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured: The cast of Australian Survivor: All Stars

Called off! Production on the upcoming season of Australian Survivor has been POSTPONED indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured: The cast of Australian Survivor: All Stars

‘Following the Australian Government’s latest advice on overseas travel, plus discussions with the Fijian Government, production of the new season of Australian Survivor has been postponed,’ the Channel Ten spokesperson said.  

‘While this news is disappointing, the health and safety of everyone involved with the show is our number one priority. We will update everyone on when production will start as soon as we can.’

Production for the upcoming series was due to begin filming in late April.

It was also announced on Tuesday that host Jonathan LaPaglia will instead reveal the winner of Australian Survivor: All Stars, via a video link from the USA.  

Health first: A Channel Ten spokesperson told The Daily Telegraph on Thursday that the 'health and safety of everyone involved with the show' is their 'number one priority'. Pictured: The cast of the current All Stars season

Health first: A Channel Ten spokesperson told The Daily Telegraph on Thursday that the ‘health and safety of everyone involved with the show’ is their ‘number one priority’. Pictured: The cast of the current All Stars season 

At home in Los Angeles: It comes after LA-based host Jonathan LaPaglia (pictured) was replaced by Osher Günsberg for the finale episode of the current All Stars season, due to strict quarantine protocols

At home in Los Angeles: It comes after LA-based host Jonathan LaPaglia (pictured) was replaced by Osher Günsberg for the finale episode of the current All Stars season, due to strict quarantine protocols 

Bachelor host Osher Günsberg will take over the question and answer component of the live finale.

On Wednesday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison banned international travel in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).   

Other measures put in place by Channel Ten include the cancellation of studio audiences, effective immediately, for the Australian Survivor: All Stars Reunion, The Project, Studio 10 and Dancing With The Stars. 

Filling in: Bachelor host Osher Günsberg (pictured) will take over the question and answer component of the live finale

Filling in: Bachelor host Osher Günsberg (pictured) will take over the question and answer component of the live finale 

Filming of long-running TV soap Neighbours was also shut down this week over coronavirus fears.

Meanwhile, production of the eighth season of The Bachelor Australia will still go ahead, despite the spread of coronavirus across the nation.  

As reported by B&T on Thursday, Channel Ten has decided to continue filming the popular dating show, despite suspending other productions including Neighbours.

No studio audience: Last Friday, Channel Ten cancelled their studio audiences, effective immediately. Pictured: The Project hosts Waleed Aly and Carrie Bickmore

No studio audience: Last Friday, Channel Ten cancelled their studio audiences, effective immediately. Pictured: The Project hosts Waleed Aly and Carrie Bickmore 

Going on: However, production of the eighth season of The Bachelor will still go ahead, despite the spread of coronavirus across the nation. Pictured: 2020 Bachelor Locky Gilbert

Going on: However, production of the eighth season of The Bachelor will still go ahead, despite the spread of coronavirus across the nation. Pictured: 2020 Bachelor Locky Gilbert 

It is unclear what measures are being taken by production company Warner Bros. to protect The Bachelor’s cast and crew from COVID-19.  

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness accompanied by fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath and fatigue. It can produce pneumonia.

The spread of the disease, which began in Wuhan, China, has seen over 220,000 cases worldwide and more than 8,900 fatalities.

As of the evening of March 19, the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in Australia is 710, including six deaths. 

Statistics: As of the evening of March 19, the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in Australia is 710, including six deaths

Statistics: As of the evening of March 19, the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in Australia is 710, including six deaths 


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