Joel Dommett provides new update on the future of Survivor 

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26 May 2024, 09:23

Joel Dommett

Joel Dommett has opened up about whether there will be another series of his BBC show Survivor. 

The reality game show, which originally aired in 2001, made a comeback last year with Dommett at the helm. The show follows a group of contestants marooned in an isolated location, where they must find food, water, fire and shelter to survive. 

The contestants must also compete in various challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination. One by one, the contestants are either eliminated or voted off the island, and the final castaway standing wins the title of Sole Survivor along with a cash prize. 



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There has been no news from the BBC whether the show will be making a return this year, so we asked host Joel whether he had any behind-the-scenes updates. 

Speaking exclusively to, he said: “I don't really know yet, to be honest, it's, again, I think it was sort of Gladiators was such a hit. So the BBC is working on that, and we're sort of waiting to hear.

“It's also like a big year in terms of like Euros and the Olympics, and there's just a lot going on, I think visually. So we might wait till next year to make it. But we'll see.”

He joked: “I'm always the last person to hear these things. So it's unfortunate. I just sit there, and then someone calls me, ‘Go into the Dominican Republic. You’ve got two weeks go, get your muscles back.’”

Joel also shared whether we would be seeing another series of The Masked Dancer on ITV, following rumours that it had been cancelled, and you can read more about that here

Joel was also chatting to all about life as a new dad, having welcomed son Wilde Cooper-Dommett with Hannah in September. 

Joel and Hannah have recently joined forces with Pampers to save parents’ sleep, after the nappy company’s new research found that 3 million hours of sleep is lost every week due to night-time nappy leaks.

Speaking about the sleep deprivation and becoming a new parent, Joel revealed: “It's definitely been a roller coaster, that’s for sure. It changes life. But honestly, it's been so fun. I mean, as many parents will know, the sleep changes. It really does. 

Despite the lack of sleep, the Survivor host did confess it’s still “the best thing” that’s ever happened to him.