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The first confirmed contestants for Australian Survivor: Blood V Water have been revealed - and there's some very familiar faces

''I'm the queen of Survivor as I'm the first two-time winner ever.''

By Erin Christie
In music to Australian Survivor fans' ears, Jonathan La Paglia is back and ready to give us juicy new info on the highly-anticipated 2022 season.
Network 10 dropped a hefty trailer for their new season, Blood Vs Water, this morning, which has given us a lot of insight into the theme, the cast, and some of the challenges to come.
"Survivor has always been an individual game," JLP tells us as he walks through a landscape of torches.
Jonathan La Paglia is here and ready to give us new info on the 2022 season of Australian Survivor. (Ten)
"But this season, that's all about to change," he explains, with footage rolling on to delve into the concept of Blood Vs Water.
The new theme will see people compete in familial pairs, with spouses, brothers, sisters, cousins, and a mother-daughter team all seen to be joining the ranks.
The trailer also confirmed a number of contestants who were rumoured to be joining the cast this year, but none quite so exciting as Sandra Diaz-Twine, who has won two seasons of American Survivor.
She'll be competing alongside her daughter, Alanna Twine, who is nicknamed Nina.
"I'm the queen of Survivor as I'm the first two-time winner ever," Sandra can be heard saying.
"I have a secret weapon – my baby girl Nina. Y'all better look out, because I taught her well," she adds.
Sandra Diaz-Twine, who has won two seasons of American Survivor, will be competing against the Aussies. (CBS)
The trailer also shows Mark Wales, an Australian Survivor alum who famously married his season four co-star, Samantha Gash, after they met on the show.
"Playing Survivor with your spouse is a very dangerous idea. But the good thing is, if one of us wins, we both win," he can be heard saying.
Mark, a former SAS operative, and Samantha, an professional endurance athlete, were pretty much built for Survivor, so will surely have no trouble in this season.
Sandra will be competing alongside her daughter, Alanna Twine, who is nicknamed Nina. (Instagram)
The rest of the trailer shows various family pairs discussing their stress over one of their own being voted out, and also the pull between remaining loyal to family, but also knowing that there can only be one winner when it comes to Survivor.
"Will blood prove to be thicker than water? Or will the deepest bonds be broken?" JLP can be heard asking at the very end of the promo.
While no premiere date is given, Survivor usually airs in the early months of the year, with last year's season only pushed to late 2021 due to COVID-19 delays.
Former Survivor cast members could be seen showing their excitement in the comments on Instagram.
The trailer also shows Mark Wales, an Australian Survivor alum who married his season four co-star Samantha Gash after they met on the show. (Instagram)
"Blood vs Water is one of my fav formats! Can't wait to see how this season pans out 🔥😍," Felicity Egginton shared.
"Sheeeessshhhh 🔥😍🙌🏽 I can't wait!" wrote Abbey Holmes.
"Wowwwserrrrsss playing with a loved one! Can't wait to see how this plays out ❤️🔥," shared Flick Palmateer, who was a contestsant on last year's season, Brains Vs Brawn.
"If Sandra doesn't win we RIOT," added Matt Tarrant, a contestant from season one.
This article was originally published on our sister site New Idea.

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