Hosts announced for Celebrity Treasure Island

Publish Date
Saturday, 15 June 2019, 8:12PM

Matt Chisholm and Bree Tomasel to host Celebrity Treasure Island in Fiji

This winter, hit local series Celebrity Treasure Island is back and bigger than ever in beautiful Fiji – and TVNZ can today reveal the series’ new hosts.

Survivor New Zealand host and Sunday reporter, Matt Chisholm and ZM radio’s Drive Host, Bree Tomasel will team up to front the series, setting challenges, testing team rivalries and revealing surprise eliminations for the marooned celebrities competing for the ultimate prize.

Having filmed two long seasons of Survivor New Zealand in Nicaragua and in Thailand, Matt is up for the task.

“Clearly I can’t get enough of being the ringmaster of reality series set in tropical locations! I’m pumped to be heading to Fiji with Bree. I know from Survivor New Zealand that it can get lonely on the road, so it’ll be good having a partner to banter with and share a laugh with – she’s incredibly quick and funny.”

Celebrity Treasure Island marks Bree’s first television presenting role, but she has years of experience as a radio host in Australia and New Zealand, as well as a huge online following for her comedic video content across social media.

Bree says: "This is my first TV role, so I'm absolutely stoked to start out working with someone with Matt’s experience. I’m a massive fan of his work on Survivor New Zealand and I'm super grateful to have such a pro showing me the ropes. Not only that but I get to work with him wrangling some great Kiwi characters as they battle it out in the heat, what more could you want! We're still in talks about who gets to be Batman and who gets to be Robin, but I do look great in a utility belt... just saying."

 The new season of this iconic TVNZ show will see Kiwi stars divided into two teams, competing against one another for prizes and their chance to win money for their charity. Classic elements from the original series will be rebooted, including the dramatic team face-offs and elimination battles. Joining the fray will also be the Captain’s Test and a number of heart-warming charity challenges.

With eliminations each week until the final celebrities remain, it will be a treasure hunt to end all treasure hunts!

Celebrity Treasure Island will premiere on TVNZ 2 this winter.
Celebrity contestants and their charities will be announced shortly.

Celebrity Treasure Island is produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand.

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