We were all left shocked when Mat Rogers – also known as the ‘Godfather’ of Australian Survivor – was eliminated on last night’s episode after vowing to play a bigger and more strategic game this season.

However, his elimination was a bit too “anti-climactic” for Mat’s liking, claiming that he left in a rather uneventful and boring way.

“All of them had opportunities to work with me and flip the game and have a bit of fun but none of them wanted to,” he told Jonesy & Amanda.

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“Watching it back, I was pretty disappointed with the way I went out.”

He added, “Lydia gave them the opportunity to blindside me in the last, two episodes ago, with an Idol. I had the numbers, wasn’t going to hurt anyone but it would’ve been a great play.


“Plus I would have got to come home with an Idol for a souvenir!”

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Well that’s all she wrote.. Was a blast to go round for a second time. Couldn’t quite tip the scales in my favor. That’s the game.. I’m not going to embarrass myself and try to justify what went down or how and why. I’m just going to say it was an amazing experience from start to finish. To the crew, you guys absolutely rock! What you do to get this show to air blows my mind! You deserve every accolade that comes your way! Much love to all of you! 🙏🏼 To my alliance buddies! @moanahope @jacquipatterson_ @markherlaar (@davidgenat )We were having a blast and we didn’t ever have the numbers! How good was that? Not often you get to play with the majority like that 😂😂 Well You’ve now got big shoes to fill, my last season saw 2 of them fighting it out for the win! I know you guys can do it! Cmon, I got everything crossed 🤞 .. It was so awesome playing with you… To all the others in the game, I hope the game delivered everything you wanted. See ya at the finale And finally to my amazing family, @chloemaxwell31 @rogersphoenix @livingwithmax @jvckrogvrs @skylarogerss I love you guys with all my heart, and although it was a a crap way to go out, I got to come home to you and that made everything great! Love you all so much and thanks for giving me the time and your unwavering support to play this crazy @survivorau game again. Oh and how could I forget the host with the most @jonathanlapaglia.. Top shelf job again mate. Great being out there with you. I wish you hadn’t have DQd Locky and got me in that cake shop!! 😂😂

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Australian Survivor continues tonight at 7:30pm on Channel Ten.

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