Celebrity Survivor, also known promotionally as Celebrity Survivor: Vanuatu and Australian Celebrity Survivor, was an Australian television series that screened on the Seven Network in 2006, based on the popular reality television show, Survivor. The new series joined the many celebrity-oriented reality programs already in their lineup, such as It Takes Two and Dancing with the Stars. It was hosted by Ian "Dicko" Dickson. Guy Leech, the eventual winner, or "Sole Survivor" of the show, donated A\$100,000 to the charity of his choice, Ride Aid Inc, with the other contestants' charities receiving A\$5000 each. Although better received than the earlier Australian Survivor, Celebrity Survivor was still only a modest success in the ratings and a follow-up Australian Survivor (weather civilian or celebrity edition) has not materialized.
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Australian Celebrity Survivor (also known as Celebrity Survivor: Vanuatu) is the second season of Australian Survivor, based on the popular reality game show Survivor. The series was filmed in May and June 2006 and aired weekly between August and November 2006 on the Seven Network. It was set on the Vanuatuan island of Éfaté. Hosted by television personality and former record company executive Ian “Dicko” Dickson, the program featured 12 Australian celebrity castaways competing for 25 days. The grand prize was A$100,000 for the winner's chosen charity. After 25 days on the island, surf lifesaving champion Guy Leech was named the “Sole Celebrity Survivor” in a 3–2 jury vote over actor Justin Melvey. Guy donated his A$100,000 charity prize to Ride Aid Inc while the charities of the other players each received a donation of A$5,000. Celebrity Survivor was aired on the Seven Network in 2006, the same year the network aired other celebrity-oriented reality programs including It Takes Two and Dancing with the Stars. Although better received than the Nine Network's 2002 season, Seven's Celebrity Survivor series was still only a modest success in the ratings and was not renewed by the Seven Network. A third Australian Survivor was not produced until 10 years later when Network Ten picked up the rights to the franchise and produced a third season which aired in 2016.
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The show was filmed on the island of Éfaté in Vanuatu, which was used for the 9th season of the American edition (Survivor: Vanuatu - Islands of Fire) and the 6th season of the French edition (Koh-Lanta: Vanuatu). Production of the series took place over twenty-five days, from late May to early June 2006, with promotional advertising beginning in July. The executive producer of Celebrity Survivor was David Mason, who also produces other shows on the Seven Network, such as Medical Emergency and The Mole.
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