Written by Melanie Burton, September 27, 2016

Survivor’s Kate was a straight-talking, takes no crap from anyone contestant who was both physically and mentally strong.

Last night she exposed the Saanapu alliance by outing them in tribal council and telling everyone they need to grow some balls and start playing their own game. Yikes!

We chat to Kate about THAT intense episode!

Sooo that was the most intense tribal council all season…

It felt really good to call everyone out. No-one was doing it – everyone was just sitting pretty, too scared to break their alliance with the people at the bottom of the pack, So I went, ‘You know what? I don’t know if I’m going to be here tomorrow, so I’m just going to call it.’

Did you think your scheme to eliminate Nick would have worked if you stayed silent?

Not at all. I didn’t know if I had the numbers or the votes, and I figured the best way was to see if I could sway any at the tribal council. Unfortunately, the Idle came out – and even if it hadn’t, Kylie had turned on me, so I was a bit blindsided by that.


Were you surprised Kylie voted for you after you had her on side?

Yeah, I found that quite strange, because from the moment I got there, she was like I want to work with you, and I was like likewise – I like strong chicks, let’s do this together. She was too scared to break away from the mean girl alliance [Brooke, Flick and El].

Looking back now, do you think Kylie and Lee are good guys?

I just don’t think they know how to play a strategic game. I opened up both Sam and Lee’s eyes by drawing up that hierarchy in the sand, so when I left I hoped they realised they needed to start being strategic.

They’re going to need to up their game if they want to compete with “the mean girls.” How was it living on an island with Brooke, Flick and El?

It did really feel like high school all over again. They sort of just ignored both Conner and myself, and it was really hard. We wanted to chat to people but they were being monitored not to talk to us, and it was difficult.

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