Channel 10 is facing immense backlash on social media over the lack of ethnic diversity on the two programmes, with critics accusing them of “whitewashing” the casts.
Survivor’s final lineup was selected from a pool of 1500 applicants, after Network Ten issued a casting call for “men and women of all ages, backgrounds and locations around Australia.”
What they ended up with was 24 people aged between 23-64 with professions including lawyer, magician and former professional cricketer.
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Network Ten's Chief Programming Officer Beverley McGarvey has described it as "one of the best casts we have ever assembled for a reality series".
But plenty don't agree.
"Great work with the diversity here guys. One of the most multicultural countries on the planet and it's a sea of whitewash recruits," wrote one commenter on Survivor's Facebook post.