How to watch ‘Australian Survivor: Blood V Water’

If you’re an American who’s just dying to know how to watch “Australian Survivor: Blood V Water” to see Sandra Diaz-Twine return to the game that made her a household name, you’re out of luck. Despite earlier rumors, you will NOT be able to stream it each week on Paramount+ starting January 31. Aussie viewers can watch the reality TV show on Network 10 and 10play on demand.

Host Jonathan LaPaglia recently caused some confusion when he posted on social media that it would be available on Paramount+. However, Diaz-Twine tweeted an unfortunate update on January 30 (see below) that directly contradicted LaPaglia’s statement. Gold Derby reached out to Network 10 for clarification and they responded, “Unfortunately it’s not available on Paramount+.”

LaPaglia has filled the Jeff Probst role as the host down under since 2016, when Network 10 officially revived the competition. He is an actor and TV personality who is perhaps best known to United States citizens for playing time traveler Frank B. Parker in UPN’s “Seven Days,” Detective Kevin Debreno in CBS’s “The District” and Detective Tommy McNamara in Fox’s “New York Undercover.”

If this season’s theme sounds familiar, that’s because it’s borrowed from two of America’s most beloved installments: Season 27’s “Survivor: Blood vs. Water” (2013) and Season 29’s “Survivor: San Juan del Sur” (2014). Pairs of loved ones enter the game together, but they are split apart and put on opposite tribes where they must battle against each other in challenges. Once the merge hits around the halfway mark, the loved ones are reunited and can choose to play together.

Queen Sandra and her daughter Alanna “Nina” Twine are just one of 12 pairs set to enter the game on January 31. See the complete cast list. Among the other notable names are former “Australian Survivor” castaways Mark Wales and Samantha “Sam” Gash, a married couple who originally met on the 2017 season, and Andrew “Andy” Meldrum from “Champions vs Contenders” (he’s playing with his sister Kate Tatham).

In a new video trailer (watch above), LaPaglia teases, “The conditions will be more demanding. The challenges more brutal. It is a ‘Blood V Water’ bloodbath.” We also see a sneak peek of Diaz-Twine and her daughter battling in muddy water. “If me and my daughter have to go head to head, I’m gonna beat her down,” says the two-time American winner from “Survivor: Pearl Islands” and “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.” Game on!

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