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6 real secrets from Survivor SA you didn't know!

2014-04-08 07:00
Cape Town – Survivor SA Champions has us glued to the TV screen.

The backstabbing and blind-siding have made for gripping viewing. And while we do see a lot of the on-screen shenanigans we cannot help but wonder what happens behind the scenes.

Here are 6 interesting Survivor facts:

1. The contestants on Survivor SA: Champions had an extra challenge to face every day – the heat on their remote island in the South China Sea. Temperatures tipped 40 degrees at midday – and with humidity at 100%, even raising your head off your palm-frond mattress was a challenge.

2. No toilet facilities are available for the contestants – they have to make do with what nature provides. If the contestants spotted one of their number wandering off down the beach and squatting in the water, they avoided that spot in the ocean for a little while.

3. With not so much as a bar of soap within 50km, the contestants resorted to bathing in the ocean and rubbing themselves with sand – a great exfoliation exercise, until you consider they were washing themselves in stinging salt water.

4. Selatan Captain Corne Krige cut his knee badly on some coral while diving for dinner. A medic had to be called in and literally glued the edges of the wound together, without anaesthetic. Fortunately, our Boks are made of stern stuff.

5. The novelty of eating coconuts wore off after about 4 days – upping the ante on Reward Challenges where food was involved, significantly.

6. Any contestant who smokes has to go cold-turkey during the show – they’ll only get to light up again once they leave the island.

For the latest updates on the show, join the official Survivor Facebook page – Survivor SA or follow the commentary about the show on Twitter - @Survivor_SA.

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