Survivor followers are seeing crimson over one contestant’s “infuriating” behavior – however the man himself has hit again at his critics.
Australian Survivor viewers are rising more and more annoyed by the actions of controversial participant George, who has now abruptly given up mid-challenge two episodes in a row.
Such is the extent of anger, some followers of the franchise have referred to as for George to be disqualified from the present – however he has a defiant message for his critics.
Political operative George, by no means a “challenge beast”, shocked viewers by pulling out of Monday evening’s immunity problem on the first hurdle. Required to leap from an elevated platform into the water, grabbing a ball as he leapt, George hesitated.
“I can’t jump that far – it’s too far,” he mentioned. “Nah, I just give up.”
And give up he did, sitting on his platform for the remainder of the problem and watching everybody however Wai – who can not swim so didn’t participate within the problem in any respect – compete for the coveted immunity idol.
On Tuesday evening it was a reward problem, however the identical story: This time, contestants needed to style a protracted gadget out of sticks which they might use to unhook a key and transfer on to the following a part of the problem. If they succeeded, they’d take pleasure in an evening of luxurious away from camp, together with a scorching meal, spa and mattress.
After a number of failed makes an attempt to tie his sticks collectively, George gave up, telling host Jonathan LaPaglia: “Nah, who cares. I’ll go back and eat rice and lentils at camp.”
It’s not remarkable for a Survivor contestant to present up on a problem, however often it occurs a lot earlier in a season when there are much more contestants within the recreation so the chances of successful are decrease, or when a contestant faces a specific weak spot – water, heights – they know they gained’t excel in.
To see George give up so shortly in two very totally different challenges, when there are solely handful of individuals left to compete with, rankled many:
But George was defiant, posting a message to his critics on social media in a single day: “You don’t win Survivor by tying up sticks, tossing balls or burning yourself out in the sun for a participation sticker. You win by doing the three simple things that matter on Survivor: Outwit, Outplay, Outlast.”
Maybe so, however a shock Survivor success story throughout Tuesday evening’s episode suggests in any other case.
Children’s writer Wai was coming lifeless final throughout a gruelling bodily immunity problem that concerned untangling a heavy rope, chopping wooden and climbing over a ledge. She was the final individual to get to the ultimate a part of the problem, a tough phrase puzzle – and solved it near-instantly, after every of her fellow contestants had been struggling for minutes.
A tearful Wai took dwelling her first solo immunity problem win of the season – and a reminder of why it pays to by no means give up throughout a Survivor problem.
Australian Survivor continues 7.30pm Sunday on Ten