TV show production halted over asbestos presence on set

TV show production halted over asbestos presence on set

Production of Channel Seven’s most expensive reality television show is on hold, after crews voiced concerns over the presence of asbestos on the show’s set in Malaysia.

Million Dollar Island is expected to launch next year, but pre-production has been paused as crews scout for a new location, according to sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

“The production is definitely proceeding,” a spokesperson said. 

“There is simply a delay in pre-production due to the issue you mentioned. This does not change our transmission date plans.”

Seven announced the program earlier this year, and confirmed in June that production was proceeding in Malaysia. Hosted by SAS Australia host Ant Middleton, it is a social experiment where contestants attempt to last on a remote island for the chance to win $1 million in prize money.

Delays in production, especially due to the presence of asbestos, are not uncommon, but they will have an impact on the cost of the show. The anonymous source said the show costs more than $700,000 per episode to produce. 

In a statement, Eureka Productions said: “While some delays have occurred in the pre-production phase of Australia’s version of Million Dollar Island, the show continues to move forward.”

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