Written by Zoë Holloway, October 18, 2016

He was the upbeat, charismatic, and loyal guy that everyone both on, and off, the show loved; however, we unfortunately had to say farewell to Australian Survivor’s Sam Webb last night as he was eliminated and sent to be a part of the jury.

OK! sat down with the Sydney based charity CEO to find out how he was feeling post elimination, and whether things were as friendly on the island as they appeared on TV…

How did Survivor affect you physically?
I lost just under 10 kilograms! I lost heaps, and I put it back on in four days. To get some solid food in me was great but I was so sick. I was sick for about a week.

Did you have a shave?
I did. I should have kept the beard. I was so surprised when I looked in the mirror. My pupils were so white. I felt so good.
As bad as I looked and as much weight as I lost I felt good. It’s a weird feeling, it’s like you’ve just come out of a health retreat. I felt amazing. I felt like I was really clean and pure. There were no toxins in my body.


What did you miss the most?
I missed my family and friends, and the basic things. I’m grateful for everything now, just having a roof over my head and being able to turn on a light switch, Having a bed, fridge, lights, you don’t realise how lucky we are.

What surprised you the most in the game?
Flick’s game play, she’s the best at making moves and I was surprised at how gutsy her game play was.

She could have stuck with our original four alliance and I think it would have been easy, but Flick being vulnerable and unsure, maybe she felt that Brooke was a bit of a threat to her and she could beat El, I don’t know. I think Brooke was the strongest when it comes to challenges and game play and I think that she didn’t like having Brooke over her and that’s why she made the move [to eliminate her]. It was very gutsy of her.

Are the three girls, El, Brooke and Flick, actually mean girls?
The viewers only see a minute part of what goes on in camp. The girls didn’t come across that way in the game that I saw. I don’t think that there was any bullying at all. If anything, it was a bit of banter, more just people not happy with them being so dominate and people unhappy with being stopped from making moves.

Was it good to see everyone in the Jury?
It was really good to get everyone’s insight and to get to know people that I didn’t spend a lot of time within the game. Nick and I had a lot of beef in the game, he upset a lot of people, but outside of the game he is a great guy. We patched everything up and it was good.


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