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The ‘Chief’ from hit show Hunted reveals the behind-the-scenes secrets after it made it to No.1

The ‘Chief’ of hit show Hunted reveals behind-the-scenes secrets after it hit No.1

A star of Australia’s No.1 show has come out to reveal her secrets.

Dr. David Craig, better known to millions of viewers as the lead investigator on Channel 10’s Hunted, claims the reality TV thriller is ‘as real as it gets’.

Hunted follows 18 contestants who go on the run as they try to avoid being captured 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 come out to reveal the secrets behind Hunted on the TV Reload Apple podcast

The gripping series, in which contestants must evade capture while being pursued by a team of surveillance experts, averaged 1.09 million viewers nationwide over its nine episodes.

The Australian Federal Police veteran defended the show, after viewers claimed it was ‘fake’, on the TV Reload Apple podcast on Tuesday.

Having participated in chase simulations of the highest professional standards around the world, he congratulated the Hunted production team on their efforts.

“It’s the most realistic experience that can be created that isn’t real,” he said.

The 58-year-old, hero of such business cases as the bombings in Bali in 2005, addressed skeptics who claimed that a camera crew following the refugees destroyed the premise of the show.

Craig congratulates the Hunted production team on their efforts: 'It's the most realistic experience that can be made that isn't real'

Craig congratulates the Hunted production team on their efforts: ‘It’s the most realistic experience that can be made that isn’t real’

‘That’s a legitimate question,’ said Craig honestly.

‘The way it was done in production is that there are not two refugees on the run, there are three, and one has a camera.’

He said that the cameras that followed the refugees had the same difficulties as the participants who were on the run.

Craig proved that

Craig revealed that “there are not two fugitives on the run in the show – there are three, and one has a camera.” Viewers criticized the series saying that a camera crew following the contestants would make them too much of an easy target. Image: A scene from Hunted Australia

Elsewhere in the conversation, Craig addressed other criticisms of the show, including why there seem to be so many coincidences.

Why were the Hunters always one step ahead of their goals?

‘We chased every lead,’ explained Craig. ‘It would be very boring TV if they showed all our fake leads.’

The 58-year-old is a hero of such high-profile cases as the 2005 Bali bombings.  In 2017, Craig published a best-selling book about the case (pictured)

The 58-year-old is a hero of such high-profile cases 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 the refugees having a lot more tools at their disposal.

Earlier this week, the show sparked controversy when the Andrews government criticized Hunted for ‘not applying for a permit’ before filming in Victoria’s Metro rail network.

Hunted, which was filmed in Victoria earlier this year, included several scenes filmed at Flinders Street Station and in public train carriages.

Rob and Stathi won Hunted Australia during Tuesday’s final.

In the nail-biting closing moments, the men were taken away in a helicopter on a beach in Inverloch after the hunters failed to capture them.

The Hunters of Hunted Australia - a second series is already underway

The Hunters of Hunted Australia – a second series is already underway

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