The final five castaways joining TVNZ 2’s Celebrity Treasure Island have been announced.
The latest candidates to be revealed are Eds Eramiha, Iyia Liu, Jesse Tuke, Dr Joel Rindelaub and Lynette Forday.
The new season will see the castaway celebrities compete for the chance to win $100,000 for the charity of their choice.
Once again, the celebrities will set up camp in Northland, far from home, where they will face off in the ultimate treasure hunt as they attempt to unravel the mystery of the missing cargo.
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The full list of Famous Treasure Hunters for 2022 is:
Alex King, Cam Mansel, Cassie Roma, Courtenay Louise, Dylan Schmidt, Eds Eramiha, Elvis Lopeti, Guy Montgomery, Iyia Liu, Jesse Tuke, Dr Joel Rindelaub, Karen O’Leary, Lynette Forday, Melodie Robinson, Mike King, Perlina Lau , Ron Cribb, Shimpal Lelisi, Siobhan Marshall, Dame Susan Devoy and Te Kohe Tuhaka.
Meet the celebrities
Best known for his acting, Eds Eramiha has also worked as a model, Kapa haka performer, Muay Thai fighter, theater tutor and TV presenter. Don’t let his cool, calm and collected nature fool you, Eds is here for one thing: to bring home this treasure for his charity, New Zealand Mental Health Awareness.
A successful entrepreneur, Iyia Liu is also best friends with Celebrity Treasure Island 2021 finalist Edna Swart. Will Iyia play a similar game to her best friend BossBabe and find herself in the hunt for buried treasure for her charity, Ronald McDonald House Auckland?
Jesse Tuke is a well-known sports commentator and the brother of elite sailor Blair Tuke. Jesse and Blair grew up sailing together, so being in the elements and on the water is Jesse’s strong suit and he has it all while supporting his brother’s charity, Live Ocean.
The mullet, the mustache, the myth: Dr Joel Rindelaub has been hailed as New Zealand’s new scientific celebrity. Originally from the United States, Joel moved to the Kiwi shores as an ice hockey player in 2017, but soon found a home at the University of Auckland as the science nerd he’s always had. wanted to be. So it’s no surprise that Joel plays the game for the South Auckland House of Science.
Enter Lynette Forday, Shortland Street legend and motivational speaker. A self-proclaimed “princess”, Lynette is determined to chase thoughts away from the comforts of home to make it her goal to bring home the treasure of Sticks ‘n’ Stones, a charity close to her heart.
Adding the final five celebrities to the Celebrity Treasure Island 2022 roll call brings the total line-up to 21, but only 18 will enter the game on day one.
Three castaways will enter the game as intruders – Mike King, Ron Cribb and Dame Susan Devoy.