Australian Survivor’s Cara explains why she sacrificed her immunity idol for politician George – and reveals the Brains tribe’s biggest weakness
Australian Survivor’s Cara Atchison shocked viewers on Tuesday when she sacrificed her immunity idol for politician George Mladenov.
And the Double Bay real estate agent, 47, explained on Wednesday why she made the move that saw her kicked out of the Brains tribe.
Cara told news.com.au she knew giving up the idol for George would see her eliminated.
Ultimate sacrifice: Australian Survivor’s Cara Atchison has explained why she sacrificed her immunity idol for politician George Mladenov – and reveals the Brains tribe’s biggest weakness
But she explained that the negativity in the tribe, and towards George in particular, did not sit well with her.
‘I did that a) for George, because he’s a very smart and slightly wounded individual, but b) because I just wanted to make a stand,’ she said.
Cara said she knew she needed to stand up for the Labor spin doctor, adding that he was misunderstood by the other members of the tribe.
Emotional: The Double Bay real estate agent, 47, said the Brains tribe’s hostility towards George (pictured), did not sit well with her. George was teary eyed and moved by Cara’s selfless act. When he thanked her for sacrifice she sweetly said: ‘I’m a mum’
Her selfless act for George at the tribal council made him burst into tears.
When he thanked her for her sacrifice, Cara sweetly told him: ‘I’m a mum.’
The mother of three told news.com.au she felt protective of George, saying: ‘He’s not even a bad person! It’s just a game.’
Following the emotional tribal council, Cara was given a second chance to join the rival Brawn tribe – despite being enemies with them.
Twist: Following the emotional tribal council, Cara was given a second chance to join the rival Brawn tribe – despite being enemies with them since arriving on the show
Second chance: ‘Your tribe may have spoken but your game is not over. Another tribe is waiting for you. Take your torch and join them,’ a board read, before the episode dramatically ended
Hinting at events set to unfold in upcoming episodes, she cryptically said she enjoyed her time with the Brawn tribe.
She said the rival tribe was more comfortable with their emotions – unlike the Brains, whose biggest flaw was being ‘too in their head’.
Australian Survivor: Brains vs Brawn continues Sunday at 7:30pm on Channel 10
Weakness: Hinting at the upcoming episode, she revealed to the publication that she enjoyed her time with the Brawn tribe. Cara also noted the Brain tribe’s biggest flaw, saying: ‘I think Brains are… too in their head’