Okay – I will be honest my nails may likely not survive this (sorry Sorbet Dunkeld for my extra visits!) – the celebrities have just picked their teams in The TIOT8 (Tropika Island of Treasure) episode 3! Not only have I hedged my bets, but I think I may be more invested in this outcome than I ever suspected I may be.

The most recent episode finally revealed the pairings of celebs and contestants. Yaaas! This comes after the contestants battled it out in extreme challenges which gave the celebrities a glimpse into that they bring to the table. But, to get the contestant they wanted, the celebrities needed to be put to the test in challenges which tested both their physical and puzzle-solving capabilities. (Lets be honest I would likely fail miserably here!)

After coming out tops, Brendan Peyper picked Durban-born Lisanne Lazarus as his team mate. In second place, Melinda Bam partnered with former South African swimmer Kelly Gunnell.

Nay Maps added some brawn to his team as he picked Rudi Witkowsky after coming in third. Fourth place meant that Sbahle Mpisane added the spicy Nondu Mabizela to her team before Khanya Mkangisa picked Mpande Buthelezi.

The final two saw Karabo Mogane pick Lihle Ngubo which meant that the final team consists of Tumi Voster and Mark-Anthony Bingham

The teams are excited about their new pairings and are ready to put their heart and souls into the challenges in the hopes of winning a share of that smooth R1 million grand prize – and lets be honest, so are we!

The beautiful Adaaran resorts and villas in the Maldives (travel goals!) has been home for the celebs and contestants on the island and will continue to provide a spectacular setting for the remainder of the season. Expect many more Slenda Twists, difficult challenges and some spectacular sights as Tropika Island Of Treasure Maldives continues every Monday night at 19h30 on SABC 3.

Find out more HERE and stay tuned for some super awesome surprises coming your way!

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