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