It's confirmed! Seven Sharp's Matt Chisholm to host Survivor NZ

Seven Sharp reporter Matt Chisholm will front new TVNZ show Survivor NZ, it has been announced.

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Former Bachelor NZ contestant Chrystal Chenery had previously claimed she was in line to host the show.

The show will screen on TV2. 

"I never would have dreamed that I would be part of the Survivor phenomenon," Chisholm said.

"Working in News and Current Affairs is a fantastic ride but I'm looking forward to dipping my toes in new waters for a bit!

"I can't wait to watch the castaways slug it out, in what is one of the hardest reality-show competitions in the world."

It continues a terrific year for the popular 38-year-old, who married Ellen Cairns in Central Otago in January.

A start date for the show is yet to be announced.