Based on some rumblings on social media, it looks like Australian Survivor has started airing over in the UK (and god knows where else) and the Brits have had words to say about the Down Under rendition of the world-renowned reality show.
Over the weekend, I spotted meme lord and astrology god Sebastian Tribbie (@youvegotnomale), who’s from the US but is currently residing in the UK, delving into a recent season of the show on his Instagram.
He took particular interest in one Locky Gilbert, who starred in the All Stars season of Australian Survivor before ending up on The Bachelor, writing: “Amazon switched from Mad Men to the Australian version of Survivor and this man Locky literally looks like Henry Cavill. He is, like, beyond hot.” He added, “Terrible chest piece tattoo, though.”
Then in a subsequent story, he wrote: “It says strength and honour.”
That it does, mate. That it does…
As he was bombarded with a bunch of DMs filling him in on who Locky Gilbert is and what his career has been like since Australian Survivor, Sebastian wrote:
“Well good morning to me and literally 200 DMs saying Locky was the Australia Bachelor and was shit.
I have never gotten so many DMs saying the same thing before but also damn, I also have a lot of Aussie Mallers.”
Including yours truly, who was among the 200 DMs.
Elsewhere on social media, I’ve noticed a bunch of chatter about Australian Survivor on Twitter with overseas viewers just discovering the bonkers show and loving every wild-ass minute.
Peep some of the Twitter commentary to Australian Survivor below:
I'm watching Australian Survivor and it's kind of like Love Island except they're all unshowered and none of them hook up. 10/10
— Alexandra Pollard (@alexjpollard) July 4, 2021
I’ve got into watching Australian Survivor on Amazon Prime I thought they were just back stabbing horrible people but then realised it’s part of the game.
— Darren Bennett (@dazbennett64) March 22, 2021
@kristiebennett. During lockdown, me and the wife in the UK have been watching random shows and recently watched Australian Survivor Amazon Prime. Anyway, it’s the one where you won. You beat the odds and made a 45 year old man cry. Good on ya pal ???? You were a true survivor
— Matt Higgins (@watoowatoo1976) March 30, 2021
OH ALSO the two seasons of Australian Survivor on Amazon Prime are truly excellent if you want some HD goodness.
— Sam P (@samjoshphillips) April 11, 2021
Thank you Amazon for putting Australian Survivor back on Prime to keep me sated until we finally get the next season of the US version.
— Riley Liam ????️???? (@spideyriley) April 16, 2021
I'm watching Australian Survivor on Amazon Prime. It's nerve wracking watching them go through their challenges. I enjoy this type of show but it sets my pulse racing pic.twitter.com/cnOTeE65Aq
— Clown World (@NKrankie) April 25, 2021
Australian Survivor on Amazon is probably the greatest TV show I have ever watched
— Craig Leaver (@CraigLeaver1) May 26, 2021
One of my guilty pleasures over the pandemic has been trashy reality TV, mainly on Netflix. If anyone shares this joy, definitely watch Australian Survivor on Amazon Prime. It is, in my opinion, the ultimate reality TV show. OBSESSED.
— Yusuf Niazi (@NiaziYusuf) June 2, 2021
Almost done with All Stars!
I feel like this International Legend does not get spoken off enough!
— Sheldon Kuppan ⏃ (@Sheldon_Kuppan) July 2, 2021
Meanwhile the brand spanking new season of Australian Survivor, titled Survivor: Brains vs Brawn, is coming to Ten on July 18.
Matty Galea is the Senior Entertainment Editor at Pedestrian who also dabbles in woo-woo stuff like astrology and crystals and has been penning horoscopes since the start of his career. He also Tweets about pop culture and astrology and posts spicy content on Instagram.