Ten Celebrity Treasure Island secrets, straight from the finalists’ mouths

Three of Movie star Treasure Island’s stars reunited for a socially-distanced catch-up, and revealed all of the unseen drama from this yr’s hit actuality present. 

Simply whenever you suppose Movie star Treasure Island has washed away ceaselessly, a present arrives on shore. The truth present’s three finalists – Chris Parker, Edna Swart and Lance Savali – aren’t prepared for the season to be over both, just lately reuniting for a catch-up filmed for Lance Savali’s YouTube channel Mosaique.  

It’s an unofficial ‘CTI Finalists Tell All’ episode, filmed in a random Auckland automobile park. Glamorous, it’s not. A should watch? Most positively. For those who’re a fellow actuality TV nerd who loves discovering how the sausage is made simply as a lot as you like consuming stated sausage, this shock video is a scrumptious buffet of meaty treats. Chris, Edna and Lance reveal loads of behind the scenes drama, together with what actually occurred when the cameras left every night time, their largest regrets from the island, and whether or not they’d do it once more.

There’s no time to fret about what TVNZ thinks about these secrets and techniques being spilled on YouTube. Climb right into a beanbag, plonk your self in your nearest automobile park and let’s rip into 10 stuff you didn’t learn about this season of CTI. 

1) Edna had two telephone calls written into her contract

CTI’s Lance Savali, Chris Parker and Edna Swart and a few beautiful espresso tables (Photograph: YouTube)

Edna proved she was a complete boss babe by guaranteeing her CTI contract included two telephone calls to her enterprise accomplice whereas she was on the present. “I didn’t know how long I was going to be away,” she explains. Lance’s response to Edna’s intelligent piece of contract negotiation? “You little shit”. 

2) They stole meals throughout automobile rides

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We watched CTI contestants forage within the wild for meals, however who knew the again seat of the producer’s automobile was a veritable bounty of sustenance? Not solely did the finalists reveal that every day the groups drove (quite than walked) to the challenges, however generally the crew would go away apples, muesli bars or chips of their automobile. 

“We would scavenge the car and look for them,” Edna says, who even blames a forbidden muesli bar for making her lose the one-on-one problem with Richie. “I mowed that thing as soon as I could,” she says, but it surely appears the one factor that muesli bar tasted of was sin. “I lost because I felt naughty.”

The forged of Movie star Treasure Island 2021. Photograph: Warner Bros NZ (extra design by Toby Morris)

3) Manufacturing spilled the beans about essential moments within the recreation 

Edna and Chris found Lance had Richie Barnett’s clues when producers unintentionally revealed the reality. Chris pretended he knew Lance had the clues, confirmed when a crew member stated “hang on, I thought he hadn’t told anyone”, whereas Edna fished the reality out in an analogous means.

Lance’s response now? “That was bullshit,” which is identical response many people had throughout the finale when these clues meant completely nothing. 


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4) All of the contestants visited the forbidden hill

Chris Parker talks in regards to the huge hill (Photograph: YouTube)

That “secret” assembly between Lance and Chris on the hill earned them a telling off from Mum and Dad (hosts Matt Chisholm and Bree Tomasel), but it surely wasn’t the primary time contestants went out of bounds. Lance revealed he went up the hill “all the time” and Edna stated she acquired chased by safety there, whereas different contestants used to get pleasure from sitting up there “by the toilet”. 

The three finalists additionally reveal there was a “weird platform” on the hill that by no means acquired used. Justice for the hill portaloos, justice for the bizarre platform. 

5) Artwork Inexperienced used to speak about aliens at night time

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Look, it wasn’t simply Artwork Inexperienced, it was Lance and Joe Daymond too. However Artwork Inexperienced was there. Artwork Inexperienced is aware of. 

6) The pivotal second within the recreation was when Jess took Sweet for lunch

Lance Savali, on what might have been (Photograph: YouTube)

All three agree that had Jess chosen Edna as an alternative of Sweet for the steak lunch problem reward, the sport would have been totally different for them. Edna might have persuaded fellow diner Anna Simcic to vote for Chris and Brynley for elimination, splitting up the present’s energy couple. 

As an alternative, Sweet pushed for Edna to be nominated, after which used her particular card to swap Buck out for Edna at elimination. Brynley was eradicated, and the remainder of the Superior Foursome alliance made it to the ultimate three. 

7) There have been a number of guidelines

The ultimate three describe CTI as being on college camp. Contestants weren’t allowed to steal the meals from challenges (they nonetheless did) or to speak on automobile rides (they nonetheless did), they usually weren’t allowed to see the challenges on the best way to the ultimate (they wore diving masks blacked out with spray paint). Edna recollects an unimaginable story that concerned her telling producers she had her interval, taking her garments off and raiding the tinned meals provides, which is strictly the form of dedication that will get you to the ultimate three.  

8) Culinary queen Edna put crushed TimTams into rice 

Edna Swart: please name her Nadia Lim any longer (Photograph: YouTube)

Uninterested in a month-long food plan of rice and beans, Edna took to smashing up chocolate TimTams and including them to the rice. “It wasn’t that bad, was it?” Edna asks about her absolute genius Rice à la Chocolat. “It made me feel sick,” Lance replies. 

9) The lunch after Lance teamed Jess up with Sweet was tremendous awkward 

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Feelings boiled over in CTI’s final week, when Lance betrayed Jess and Edna by pairing them with Sweet and Buck for the ultimate challenges. We noticed Jess specific her disappointment, however there have been a number of emotions that didn’t make it to air. “I would rather shave my hair off and eat it than relive it” is the best way Chris describes these moments, whereas Edna says, “I’ll never forget it. It was the most awkward lunch I’ve had in my life, because it was daggers.”  

10) Life outdoors the CTI bubble was a problem

Host Matt Chisholm and Lance, Chris and Edna throughout their final day on CTI (Photograph: TVNZ)

“It was hell,” Edna says, describing a tumultuous interval in her life within the months after the present ended. Her well being suffered and her enterprise almost collapsed, and she or he took a number of months to get well. Lance, nonetheless, ate two Burger Gas burgers upon returning to Auckland and spewed them up instantly, after which took off to Australia. 

Chris Parker additionally discovered it exhausting to regulate to the true world. He went straight again into company and comedy gigs, and located himself standing within the bathe saying “you won Celebrity Treasure Island,” out loud, simply to share the key…with himself? Actually outstanding, very like the entire season itself.