Reality TV show Survivor could be set to make a UK comeback

Worldwide hit hasn't aired in Britain since it flopped on ITV over fifteen years ago

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Reality TV hit Survivor could be set to return to UK screens for the first time in over fifteen years.

The show sees contestants dumped on a remote island, where they are separated in to opposing 'tribes', competing against the elements - and each other.

They face physical and mental challenges and regularly attend a 'Tribal Council', where they vote each other out one-by-one.

During the final, a 'jury' of eliminated contestants decides the winner, who receives a huge cash prize.

Survivor has been a major success around the world - notably in the United States, where it airs twice a year on CBS and recently wrapped its whopping 34th season.

However, it flopped in the UK when ITV aired two series between 2001 and 2002 - with rivals such as Big Brother winning the battle for viewers and press attention.

Now, over a decade and a half later, Survivor's dedicated fans have been given fresh hope that it could return to British screens.

Banijay Group recently acquired Survivor creator Castaway Television, a company which was co-owned by Bob Geldof.

According to Broadcast, the France-based media firm is now hoping to reignite interest in the show among UK broadcasters.

Peter Langenberg, Banijay's chief operating officer, told the magazine: "Having hands on the format means we can polish it and come up with Survivor 2.0, because it needs a refresh.

"It's a good format - it has to be, it's in 25 to 30 countries. Look at Love Island, I'm A Celebrity, The Island - these types of shows work in the UK."

Survivor has already experienced a resurgence in other markets recently.

Last year, it was brought back a second time in Australia on broadcaster Ten - having previously aired on the Seven and Nine networks.

Ten's revival proved successful enough to be renewed for a second series, and led to neighbouring country New Zealand launching its own version.

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