Catch the 35th edition of ‘Sur

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Catch the 35th edition of ‘Survivor’ on SABC 3 this December

‘Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers’ will be the 35th season of the competitive reality television series ‘Survivor’.

Catch the 35th edition of ‘Sur

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This season – themed Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers – marks the 35th edition of the Survivor series which returns from, Monday, 14 December 2020 at 19:30 on SABC 3.

Where to watch the 35th edition of Survivor in South Africa

The 18 castaways competing against each other on Survivor will return this season to the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. This edition will feature 18 castaways, divided into three groups of six based on how they are perceived by others. Heroes are used to being heralded for their achievements, healers receive gratitude for their work and hustlers must earn respect from others. These castaways will be forced to compete against each other with the same ultimate goal: to outwit, outplay and outlast each other in an attempt to become the Sole Survivor.

This season’s castaways include an Olympian, NFL player, Bellhop, diversity advocate and Urologist.

The following are the 18 castaways competing this season:


  • Alan Ball, 31
  • Hometown: Houston, Texas via Detroit, Mich.
  • NFL Player
  • Ben Driebergen, 34
  • Hometown: Boise, Id.
  • Marine
  • John “JP” Hilsabeck, 28
  • Hometown: Los Angeles
  • Firefighter
  • Chrissy Hofbeck, 46
  • Hometown: Glen Gardner, N.J.
  • Financial Analyst
  • Ashley Nolan, 26
  • Hometown: Satellite Beach, Fla.
  • Lifeguard
  • Katrina Radke, 46
  • Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Olympian


  • Jessica Johnston, 29
  • Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Roark Luskin, 27
  • Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
  • Social Worker
  • Cole Medders, 24
  • Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.
  • Wilderness Therapy Guide
  • Joe Mena, 34
  • Hometown: Tolland, Conn. via Bronx, N.Y.
  • Probation Officer
  • Desiree “Desi” Williams, 27
  • Hometown: Peachtree City, Ga.
  • Physical Therapist
  • Mike Zahalsky, 43
  • Hometown: Parkland, Fla.
  • Urologist


  • Patrick Bolton, 24
  • Hometown: Lanett, Ala.
  • Small Business Owner
  • Alexandrea “Ali” Elliott, 24
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Celebrity Assistant
  • Simone Nguyen, 25
  • Hometown: Worcester, Mass.
  • Diversity Advocate
  • Devon Pinto, 23
  • Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.
  • Surf Instructor
  • Lauren Rimmer, 35
  • Hometown: Beaufort, N.C.
  • Fisherman
  • Ryan Ulrich, 23
  • Hometown: North Arlington, N.J.
  • Bellhop

Survivor is hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Jeff Probst and produced by S.E.G. Holdco., LLC. Mark Burnett and Jeff Probst are executive producers.