Expedition Robinson

is back after a year and slowly the names of the participants of the new season are trickling in.

The survival program was shot in Croatia this year and has two episodes a week.

Jan van Halst, former football player and current football analyst at Ziggo Sport, is the newly announced participant.

Van Halst never followed the survival program, but his children insisted that he join when he was asked.

"I often receive invitations to programs and I always turn them down," the former football player tells NU.nl.


Expedition Robinson

suits me: it's about good preparation, survival, intense collaboration and leadership."

He says he has prepared "maniacally".

"Two months in advance, despite the advice not to do that, I started training extra hard. I hired a personal trainer and organized a training camp. Four days of hard training, during which I only ate a bowl of rice every day. I wanted the hunger pains feel beforehand."

"Because I was so fit physically, I also became mentally fitter. I felt a certain sharpness in my head, like I felt when I was a top football player."

The 52-year-old analyst has three goals: "Don't fly out in the first round, get the amalgamation and be relevant. So: don't join like a gray mouse and get out the back door unnoticed."


This is the third participant of Expedition Robinson

Jasmine Sendar (43) - Actress

Jasmine Sendar broke through as an actress in the soap opera

Gold Coast

in 1999

and later made the switch to

On the way to tomorrow


In 2020, she competed in the VIP version of

First Dates


Stefano Keizers (33) - Comedian

Stefano Keizers is a comedian and previously participated in

Het Perfecte Plaatje

where he came second. He wasn't immediately excited about joining

Expedition Robinson

. "I had always said to myself: this is the only program I will never participate in. I think it is way too intense, way too scary. But the moment they asked me, I immediately got a tickle in my ' a belly and thought: no you know, this is such a big adventure, I just have to join in."