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BBC One confirm that Survivor will be returning to our screens

20 people, carefully selected from across the UK will be marooned in a tropical location.

Survivor is one of the world’s most successful TV formats and after 20 years away from our screens - originally on ITV - the BBC has announced that it will be returning to the UK for a new 16-part series on BBC One.

The ultimate physical and psychological gameshow promises viewers a compelling test of brains, brawn and betrayal as players compete to outwit, outplay and outlast their rivals to be crowned the Ultimate Survivor.

20 people, carefully selected from across the UK will be marooned in a tropical location and divided into two tribes, going head-to-head in a range of physical and psychological challenges.

Following a number of eliminations that will take place at the iconic tribal council, the tribes will eventually merge before one person takes away a cash prize and proves that they have what it takes to be the Ultimate Survivor.

The BBC's Director of Unscripted, Kate Phillips said "Survivor is a global television hit and to be able to bring one of TV’s most successful formats to audiences in the UK in a uniquely BBC way is a very exciting prospect indeed."

To which Remarkable Entertainment's CEO, Natalka Znak, added "Survivor is ‘the greatest gameshow on earth’ for a reason - it has everything - reality, adventure, drama, and the ultimate game. I can’t wait to be boots on the ground, working with Paul Osborne, Stephen Lovelock and the fantastic team at Remarkable to make this epic series for the BBC."

Survivor, a Banijay format created by Charlie Parsons, is one of the most watched reality entertainment formats around the world and celebrates 25 years this year, having first been employed in Sweden in 1997.

Broadcast confirmation, presenter information and further casting details for the UK version of Survivor will be announced in due course.

Survivor will return on BBC One

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