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Australian Survivor 2023 Heroes – “David Zaharakis”



Australian Survivor 2023 Heroes – “David Zaharakis”

Australian Survivor: Heroes V Villains has returned to Channel 10 and it’s time to meet the contestants.

Though he has a significant advantage in the physical challenges, former AFL player David Zaharakis is considered a sporting hero by many. He says, “The thing about AFL is you can be one team’s Hero or my team, Essendon’s Hero. Or you can be another team’s Villain and the opposition supporters hate you. I still have other team supporters coming up to me saying how much they hate me, and I love that!”

David retired from the AFL last year after 13 years of playing, and he is now studying in Property and Real Estate with a focus on Global Finance, so he leaped at the chance to compete in his favorite game, Survivor. David says, “I’ve been watching Survivor since I was 12, I think maybe back in 2002 when it started. I just love all the elements of it – the physical nature of it, the games. As a kid you watch the challenges and you think, I want to do that one day.”

David may be a Hero, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t aware of the cunning nature of the game saying, “Just because I am a Hero, doesn’t mean I am not here to play hard. I think if you watch every superhero comic or movie, the Hero always comes out on top. But in the game of Survivor, I don’t think there is a line I am not willing to cross. I think you must cross lines to win. I am definitely prepared for that.”

Australian Survivor: Heroes V Villains 2023 airs Sunday to Wednesday on Channel 10 and 10 Play.