Australian Survivor contestants reveal shock behind-the-scenes secrets

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Several contestants from this year's season of Australian Survivor have revealed some shock behind-the-scenes secrets, revealing they're not as isolated as you'd think!

The Herald Sun reports that a number of contestants have spoken about some moments that viewers don't get to see.

Australian Survivor contestants
Australian Survivor contestants have revealed some shock behind-the-scenes secrets, revealing they're not as isolated as you'd think! Photo: Ten

The publication reports that while you often see contestants walking to challenges, they are actually driven to the different locations in vans.

"I was surprised how long we sat around in the bus. We weren't allowed to talk at all, just sit and wait," one contestant said.

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Being ferried to different locations in a van is apparently a common occurrence on the show with an insider saying vans are used for "logistical reasons" to transport contestants safely.

However, they added that vans are used as little as possible, "They were not sitting around in air-conditioning."

Australian Survivor star Samantha Gash
Survivor star Samantha Gash said that the vans didn't take away from the "very real" experience of being in the wilderness. Photo: Ten

It's not just the Aussie version of the show that uses vans, the American version also uses them for convenience.

Survivor star Samantha Gash said that the vans didn't take away from the "very real" experience of being in the wilderness.

"What I can say is the experience of the play is very, very real," she told the Herald Sun.

She added that she chose to use that time to get a little bit of rest, "Any downtime I am like, ‘OK, I am going to rest’. In any downtime let your mind rest, let your body rest and have a little bit of a nanna nap.

"So it is a component of the game, but it is a very real experience for the players."

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