First contestant officially announced is Hayley Leake (S6 Winner) for the Heroes tribe.
Half half. Both tribes were meant to be split 6 newbies and 6 returnees each. Apparently there only ended up being 11 returnees as someone allegedly pulled out last minute. The cast is pretty much leaked online, it's in some ways a lot different to what was originally leaked prior to filming.So this is essentially another All Stars then?
Jackie and Steve are obviously very desperate casting choices since the rumoured drop outs were all big characters. I would assume many others would have declined. So it isn't surprising given the gender imbalance of returnees and there only being eleven of them. This should have been when All Stars was done, it would have been the perfect time.I am struggling to recall most of these returnees. Disappointed Kristie Bennett is not in, after all. But looking forward to watching it!
Yeah I don’t like the mix, fans vs favourites would have made way more sense. Heroes vs villains should have been saved for either the next all stars season or even a 10 year anniversary season in 2026. I feel like with this tribe arrangement the returnees and newbies will be kind of forced to play against the other side.If they were casting half veterans I'd have prefers a Vets v Newbies tribe divide really rather than them randomly deciding people are villains based on the need to fill that tribe up.
The heroes tribe is insanely stacked in comparison to the heroes. Sam Webb, Shaun Hampson, Flick and Hayley are all massive challenge beasts! Although, not so much great in the entertainment part of the show in comparison to the villains. If we wanna talk about airtime and confessionals, the likes of Shonee, George, Simon and Jordie put the Villains tribe as a pretty fun tribe. I think it's gonna be a really fun season. Sam was all about mateship on his season, Shaun is remembered for being fooled by David and being given a fake idol.I do remember Stevie and Jackie vaguely - it's the 3 returnee blokes in the heroes who ring zero bells in my mind, also Simon Mee in the villains.