How to apply for Survivor 2023: Reality show reboot opens applications

Survivor is open for applications as it returns to TV. (Shutterstock/ITV)
Survivor is open for applications as it returns to TV. (Shutterstock/ITV)

Survivor is headed back to TV for a brand new series in 2023 - and you could be in the cast.

The BBC is set to air a rebooted version of the reality show that only ran for two seasons in the UK, but has been a worldwide hit and is now getting a second crack at the UK market.

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Applications for the comeback series are now open and there's a £100,000 jackpot up for grabs - here's how to get in the Survivor cast.

How to apply for Survivor 2023

Get ready to show why you would make a great addition to the cast, as applications for the reboot of Survivor are now open as of Thursday, 24 November.

To apply to be on the show, you'll need to fill in an online form at where you can tell the production crew a little more about yourself, and will also be asked to upload video, photos, and share social media handles.

Applicants will need to be 18 or over, be able to commit to up to eight weeks filming in an (undisclosed) overseas location in 2023, and have a passport allowing you to travel next year.

You'll also have to be a current legal UK resident and be registered with a UK GP.

The BBC has confirmed that 20 contestants will be chosen for the 2023 series.

Applications close at midnight on 24 February, 2023.

What is Survivor?

Survivor is set for a reboot in 2023. (Shutterstock/ITV)
Survivor, which filmed in Panama in 2002, is set for a reboot in 2023. (Shutterstock/ITV)

Survivor is a reality TV competition that sees two tribes of contestants marooned in an isolated location and challenged to set up their own communities with fresh water, food and shelter all having to be found by the teams.

The new series will include 20 contestants who will be left in an as-yet-unnamed tropical location to battle it out over a series of mental and physical challenges.

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As the teams are whittled down through evictions at the tribal council, the tribes eventually merge with one lucky contestant walking away as the Ultimate Survivor, with a cash prize of £100,000.

The reality TV contest is one of the most successful formats in the world, named ‘Number 1 Best Reality Show of All Time’ by Variety and with 50 international versions to date.

You could spend eight weeks in a remote paradise. (Shutterstock/ITV)
You could spend eight weeks in a remote paradise. (Shutterstock/ITV)

It originally began in Sweden in 1997 where it is still running and also has successful versions in Spain, Turkey, Russia, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Australia and many other countries, with the US version set to head into its 43rd season in 2023.

But despite its international success, Survivor only ran for two seasons in the UK, in 2001 and 2002 on ITV.

Charlotte Hobrough, the former beauty queen from south Wales, tonight scooped the  1 million prize as she was named the winner of ITV's Survivor gameshow.   * The 25-year-old married policewoman from Rhoose near Cardiff beat off the challenge of fellow contestant Jackie Carey, 31, from Woking, Surrey, to take the top prize.  A jury of previously evicted contestants voted for Charlotte unanimously with all seven votes going in her favour.
Charlotte Hobrough won the first UK series of Survivor. (PA)

Kate Phillips, director of unscripted at the BBC, 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."

Natalka Znak, CEO of Remarkable Entertainment who will make the series, said: "Survivor is ‘the greatest gameshow on earth’ for a reason - it has everything - reality, adventure, drama, and the ultimate game."

The air date and host are yet to be announced.

Which other reality shows are coming up in 2023?

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Big Brother is being rebooted at ITV2 in 2023. (ITV)

If Survivor isn't quite your thing, there are a number of other reality shows either returning or being rebooted in 2023 that are casting now and in the near future.

Reality giant Big Brother is also set for a 2023 reboot, this time at ITV2, and applications are now open at with a long closing date of midnight on 30 June, 2023.

If you're looking for love as well as fame, head over to the Love Island application site where they've been casting for the 2023 villa since July, and will be continuing their search for singles until an unspecified closing date when they've found the perfect group.

Those brave enough to jump in at the deep end might be considering Married At First Sight UK 2023, which is currently open for applications and again hasn't listed a closing date - although the series is expected to start filming in the spring.

Survivor will air on BBC One in 2023.

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