HOSTED by Richard Gutierrez, the much-awaited third season of Survivor Philippines dubbed "Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown" will premiere this August 30 on Kapuso network.

Eighteen household names will battle it out for 40 days in an isolated island in Thailand.

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The strength, skills, and staying powers of 18 celebrity castaways will be put to a test as they compete with each other to become the Sole Celebrity Survivor.

The women celebrity castaways are Starstruck V Avenger Princess Shell; model and TV personality Solenn Heusaff; then actress and McDo commercial model Karen delos Reyes; Sexbomb member Aira Bermudez; and sexy actress and proud mom Aubrey Miles.

Also young Kapuso actress Michelle Madrigal; Mykah Flores of "Bubble Gang"; athlete Elma Muros; and Piolo Pascual's personal assistant who was seen in the movie "Kimi Dora" Moi Marcampo.

Composing the male celebrity castaways are Brazilian-Japanese model Akihiro Sato, actors Ahron Villena and Mico Aytona, Starstruck Avenger Ian Batherson, models John Hall, who is rumored to be Michelle Madrigal's boyfriend, and John Ervic Vijandre, ex-flame of Marian Rivera, "Born To Be Wild" host Doc Ferds Recio, and Parokya ni Edgar bassist Buwi Meneses.

Completing the castaways list is comedian Pretty Trisha. (Glaiza Jarloc/Sunnex)