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Resort to reality TV: Matty McLean visited his old school, Wakatipu High, last year

Matty McLean is preparing to swap the comfort of a TV studio for a much less cushy role.

The bubbly Breakfast host, who grew up in Queenstown, was this week named as a contestant on TVNZ’s revamped

Contestants, including McManus and former All Black Zac Guildford, jet off to Fiji next week to start filming.

Each contestant is competing for $100,000 to go to their chosen charity. McLean’s charity is Rainbow Youth.

The show, which originally aired on NZ screens in the early-2000s, has also starred current Otago regional councillor Michael Laws.