He was the self-proclaimed master strategist hellbent on dethroning the Contenders “king”, Heath, and “queen”, Tegan – he succeeded; intent on taking down the Champions “godfather,” Mat – he succeeded; and convinced he was safe in the game – he was voted out with an idol in his pocket. Now on the jury, entrepreneur Benji, who was one of the most polarising contestants this season, analyses the game-play of the final four.
She is very smart – she knows how to be valuable in the game and she has made herself very valuable to the right people. She maintained a lot of power in the first half of the game and avoided being a target in the second half of the game. And she made a big move in flipping on Monika. On the flipside, she could be classed as one who has coasted and, although she’s made herself valuable to the people making big moves, she hasn’t made all the moves herself.
He was on the bottom from the start and if he makes final two, then he has done something amazing. He also made a couple of big moves – he flipped on Mat and me, and got rid of a couple of big threats. Then he managed to get a lot of individual immunities at critical times that have protected him. He played a great game. But why the hell hasn’t Brian gotten rid of Sharn, who is probably one of the biggest threats to win? He got rid of someone like Steve instead. And he forgot to split the votes and lost Fenella. He’s made big strategic mistakes.
She has played a great strategic game. She’s been involved in almost every move. She came over in the minority in the tribe swap and managed to survive. Socially, she was playing Mat at the same time as she was playing me and had a strong connection with Monika. She’s always seemed one step ahead. At the same time, there’s a lot of talk about how she’s played a loyal game, and if she can’t recognise that there were points when she wasn’t loyal, it won't look good for her.
She made a really big move in suggesting to get rid of Lydia and she’s played a loyal game to a select few and stuck to her word with them, and a lot of people respect that. But she really hasn’t orchestrated any of the moves – she suggested a few but she’s not the one to go out and put the social pieces together to make the moves happen. It’s really easy to sit on a beach and suggest 100 things, but what have you actually put into action?