The comedy stars weren’t laughing when they realized the warning wasn’t fun or games. Photos / Supplied
The biggest friends of the Celebrity Treasure Island alliance, dancer Lance Savali and comedian Joe Daymond have been good friends for years and moved in the same Wellington circles.
This week on the show, their cunning plans become even more apparent after their alliance of four, including comedians Chris Parker and Brynley Stent, changed when Parker was robbed of the Repo team.
Daymond, 25, says the scariest players for him have always been Parker and Stent.
“They are the most complete and the most confident. In any high pressure situation, they never hesitate to raise their hands and I really thought from day one that any one of them would be the one to win it all,” he says.
Savali, 29, says he was surprised by the quartet’s alliance, but as soon as they joined the teams they were like magnets.
“Our incredible quartet alliance will last forever. We are very close and our friendship has continued out of the game,” he says.
This week when there was a tsunami watch on set. Savali said that at first everyone thought it was a joke.
“When reality settled in, we thought, ‘Holy shit, this is real.’ Our first thoughts were, of course, our families, because we had no contact, so that was probably the hardest and most terrifying part of it. terrible experience, “he said. He says.
Savali has played the role of master of ceremonies as his team captain and this week he gets up when he meets Parker on the top of a hill outside the camp limits.
The dancer is famous for working with some of the world’s biggest pop stars, including Rihanna and Beyonce, but says his fanbase has grown since CTI, with top Kiwis acknowledging him.
“Middle-aged white people come up to me and ask if I won and how much they love the show,” he says.
He regrets that his time as captain did not give him the opportunity to represent his charity, The Heart Foundation, in eliminations.
“I am a person who suffers from heart disease and they do an incredible job in our country.”
Daymond, who lived out of his car until he began his steady rise in touring as a comedian, says just being asked to be on the show was big business for him and says when it comes to being a ” celebrity, “was very much the bottom of the barrel.
“My life was very different just three years ago, and to be honest, I still haven’t fully adjusted,” he says.
His West Park production company, with a focus on indigenous Gen Z media, has just landed his first major television gig, Bouncers, which he is producing in association with Culture Factory for Comedy Central UK.
“I will write, direct, star and wash dishes as part of my first big television break around the world, which I am looking forward to,” he says.
Any new secrets you learned about Savali during your time on the show?
“Lance told me a story about how he kissed Lady Gaga once and she thought he was Mexican.”