‘Chief’ of hit show Hunted reveals behind-the-scenes secrets after reaching No.
A star of Australia’s No. 1 show has come out to reveal his secret.
Dr David Craig, known to millions of viewers as the principal investigator on Channel 10’s Hunted, claims the reality TV thriller is ‘as real as it can get’.
Hunted follows 18 contestants as they try to avoid being caught by a team of former intelligence agents and police officers led by Craig.
The star of Australia’s No. 1 show, ex-Australian Federal Police Agent Dr David Craig (pictured), has appeared on the TV Reload Apple podcast to reveal the secrets behind the hunt
The gripping series, in which contestants must avoid capture while being chased by a team of surveillance experts, averaged 1.09 million viewers nationally in its nine episodes.
Australian Federal Police veteran has defended the show after viewers claimed it was ‘fake’ tv reload Apple Podcasts on Tuesday.
Having participated in simulations of the highest professional standards around the world, he congratulated the Hunted production team for their efforts.
‘It’s the most realistic experience that can be created that’s not really real,’ he said.
The 58-year-old, the protagonist of high-profile cases such as the 2005 Bali bombings, addressed skeptics who claimed that a camera crew chasing fugitives ransacked the show’s premises.
Craig congratulates the Hunted production team on their efforts: ‘It’s the most realistic experience that can be created that’s not really real’
‘It’s a valid question,’ said Craig bluntly.
‘The way it’s done in production is that there aren’t two fugitives running, there are three, and one is carrying a camera.’
He said that the cameramen chasing the fugitives faced the same hard work as the contestants who ran away.
Craig reveals that ‘there are no two fugitives on the show – there are three, and one has a camera.’ Viewers criticized the show, saying that the camera crew chasing the contestants would make them too easy targets. Image: A scene from Hunted Australia
Elsewhere in the chat, Craig addressed other criticisms of the show, including why there are so many coincidences.
Why were hunters always one step ahead of their targets?
“We followed every lead,” Craig explained. ‘It would be very boring TV if they showed us all the false leads.’
The 58-year-old is the protagonist of high profile cases such as the 2005 Bali bombings. In 2017, Craig published a best-selling book about the case (pictured)
Hunted Australia has been the breakout television hit of the year and Channel 10 has already commissioned a second season.
Craig said fans can look forward to fugitives having a lot more equipment at their disposal.
Earlier this week, the show sparked controversy when the Andrews government slammed Hunted for ‘failing to apply for a permit’ before filming inside Victoria’s Metro Rail network.
Hunted, which was filmed in Victoria earlier this year, included several scenes filmed at Flinders Street station and inside a public train carriage.
Rob and Stathy won Hunted Australia during Tuesday’s finale.
In the nail-biting closing moments, the men were driven away after a helicopter failed to capture the poachers on a beach in Inverloch.
The Hunters of Haunted Australia – a second series is already underway