Osasere Agbonile and Odudu Otu have been named the latest contestants to join the 16 others earlier announced for the 2021 Gulder Ultimate Search.

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Last Sunday, the organisers of the show had unveiled a total of 20 contestants for the season 12 of the show which is making its return after four years.

But in a new twist, Gideon Okeke, the show host, had said only 16 of the unveiled housemates are eligible for the jungle while the remaining four were identified as wildcards.

Agbonile and Otu were named as wildcards alongside Samson Abah and Shalom Omoikhudu.

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The organisers had also said two of the wildcards with the highest votes from the show’s fans would be opportune to return to the jungle.

According to Sade Morgan, corporate affairs director of Nigerian Breweries Plc, over 12,000 fans voted in the online poll, with Agbonile clinching the top spot after polling 35.1 percent of the votes.

Morgan said Otu came second with 31.5 percent of the votes while Abah and Omoikhudu had 22.7 percent and 10.6 percent respectively to emerge third and fourth.

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She added that Osasere and Odudu would join the 16 other contestants earlier unveiled in the race for the show’s N50 million grand prize.

“The four candidates were part of the 20 finalists who made it through the regional screenings after the boot camp, but only 18 contestants will be participating in this season’s show,” she said.

Morgan said with the development, the 18 contestants will kickstart the survival reality show billed to commence on October 16.

Agbonile, 32, is a fitness trainer and model, while Otu, 22, is an athlete.

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