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First Castaways revealed for TVNZ's Celebrity Treasure Island 2022

1 August 2022

Celebrity Treasure Island is back! The reality juggernaut took Aotearoa by storm last year, and in 2022 a brand-new batch of celebrity castaways will set up camp in beautiful Northland, far from their home comforts, all of them ready to battle it out for the chance to win $100,000 for their chosen charity. 

This season, viewers can expect more drama, more game playing, epic challenges and plenty of laughs, as another 21 celebrities go head-to-head in the ultimate treasure hunt. It’s farewell to the pirate theme of past seasons and hello to the mystery of the missing cargo, as our celebs need to think more like Indiana Jones and expect the unexpected.   

TVNZ is thrilled to reveal that the first Kiwi celebs taking their place in camp are Alex King, Guy Montgomery and Siobhan Marshall. For the first time ever, all is not as it seems as three show-stopping castaways turn the competition on its head, with Mike King, Dame Susan Devoy and Ron Cribb entering the game as intruders!   

She may be young, but Alex King has already paved her way in the entertainment industry as a radio host, actress and more recently, singer. Daughter of mental health advocate and fellow Celebrity Treasure Island contestant, Mike King, Alex is playing for her father’s charity, I Am Hope. Will the show’s first father-daughter duo have the biggest advantage the game has ever seen? 

An award-winning comedian, improviser, and screenwriter, Guy Montgomery is one of New Zealand’s most popular comedians. Don’t let his comedic exterior fool you, Guy is taking this treasure hunt very seriously for Auckland City Mission.  

For years, Mike King had been known as an iconic Kiwi entertainer, but these days he’s better known for his work as a prominent mental health educator and ambassador. Mike was named New Zealander of the Year 2019 by Kiwibank, but can he take home the title of Celebrity Treasure Island winner 2022, and take collect the gold for Gumboot Friday? 

Ron Cribb is an All Blacks legend who regularly tormented the opposition with his gameplay and is used to coming home with the win. Ron is playing for his own charity, Stand for Children, as well as honouring the memory of his friend, Va'aiga ‘Inga’ Tuigamala, by taking on his charity, ODICE and Alliance Health Plus.  

Siobhan Marshall has appeared in a succession of hugely popular Kiwi television and film productions, including her iconic portrayal of Pascalle West in the cult favourite Outrageous Fortune.  Siobhan is hoping to be an outrageous competitor for her charity, SPAW.  

Former world squash champion, Dame Susan Devoy, is no stranger to tough competition. In 1998, she became a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit and in 2013 she was appointed to the position of Race Relations Commissioner for New Zealand, a role in which she held until 2018. With a sense of determination like no other, Susan will do whatever it takes for The Aunties.  

All under the watchful eye of our favourite hosts, Bree Tomasel and Matt Chisholm, the castaways will be pushed to their limits and out of their comfort zones, with twists and turns along the way, as one by one, they are eliminated from the island.  

 

Celebrity Treasure Island is coming soon to TVNZ 2 and TVNZ+.