AFL 2022: David Zaharakis Joins the Cast of Australian Survivor: Heroes vs Villains

EXCLUSIVE: AFL player joins the cast of Survivor: Heroes vs Villains – as rumored celebrity lineup revealed

The upcoming season of Australian Survivor just might be the best yet.

Season eight, the very first episode of Heroes vs Villain in Australia, was filmed last month in Samoa and will feature an all-star cast.

Daily Mail Australia can reveal that former AFL star David Zaharakis will appear in the series.

Former AFL star David Zaharakis (pictured July 31, 2020) will appear in the upcoming season of Australian Survivor: Heroes vs Villains

The ex-Essendon player, 32, is joined by writer and broadcaster Benjamin Law and two-time Olympian Liz Parnov.

They join Shaun Hampson of Champions vs Contenders 2, Simon Mee, Flick Palmateer, George Mladenov and Hayley Leake of Brains vs Brawn.

Nina Twine and Jordie Hansen from Blood vs Water, Sam Webb from season one, Steve Khouw from Champions vs Contenders, Jackie Glazier and Shonee Fairfax will also be featured.

The ex-Essendon player, 32, is joined by writer and presenter Benjamin Law (photo)...

...and two-time Olympian Liz Parnov (photo)

The ex-Essendon player, 32, is joined by writer and broadcaster Benjamin Law (left) and two-time Olympian Liz Parnov (right)

They join Shaun Hampson of Champions vs Contenders 2 (pictured), Simon Mee of Brains vs Brawn, Flick Palmateer, George Mladenov and Hayley Leake

They join Shaun Hampson of Champions vs Contenders 2 (pictured), Simon Mee of Brains vs Brawn, Flick Palmateer, George Mladenov and Hayley Leake

In addition to former players in the tribes, a number of new players have also been thrown into the mix.

“It’s a mix of returning and new entrants, in the hero and villain tribe, which is exciting,” Paramount’s Daniel Monaghan told TV Tonight.

“I know the Americans often fill it with just returnees, but adding new participants keeps it fresh. It made everyone a little tense to be honest,’ he continued.

The upcoming season of Australian Survivor: Heroes v Villains has been called 'spectacular'

The upcoming season of Australian Survivor: Heroes v Villains has been called ‘spectacular’

“The returnees knew how to play with half, but not with the others, so that creates a great dynamic. The way they played is spectacular.’

Back in September, host Jonathan LaPaglia teased that fans can expect big things from the real-life adventure show.

“Playtime is over,” the 53-year-old posted on Instagram. “Back in the office to make the next season of Survivor…and it’s going to be a ripper.”

LaPaglia added a photo of himself on a rocky shoreline in shorts and a t-shirt while being filmed by a crew of two.

The final season of Australian Survivor was won by Mark Holmes

The final season of Australian Survivor was won by Mark Holmes

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