The new season of Australian Survivor is now in full swing, with two action packed episodes done and dusted.
One of the big drawcards this season for long time fans of the Survivor franchise was the inclusion of Russell Hantz on the Champions tribe. Russell has played US Survivor three times, and made it to the end twice. His typical strategy is to partner up with a pretty young woman early on, and then spend the rest of his time searching for idols and stirring trouble. Unfortunately along the way he turns every single person against him, so no one votes for him at final tribal council. He has never won Survivor.
Aussie fans knew they were in for a wild ride with Russell, but unfortunately he played too hard and went home with an idol literally hanging around his neck in episode two. AFLW player Moana organised a last-minute Russell vote during tribal council when she realised he wasn't actually going to play his idol, forcing a tie and a revote. Since many of the Champions were suspicious of Russell and scared of his idol, they took the opportunity to vote him off.
Here are some of the things people were saying about Russell on Twitter during his short-lived stint on the show:
Zoe, Julia and Shannon from Game On Moles: Get Snuffed, The Australian Survivor Podcast had a lot to say about Russell and his manic antics! Listen below and make sure you've subscribed!