61 year old Olympic legend Shane Gould has won Australian Survivor: Champions vs. Contenders.
Gould claimed the title of sole survivor and the $500,000 prize defeating barrister Sharne Coombes -by a single vote.
The finale capped off a gripping season full of blindsides, scheming and gruelling challenges. Sharn won the final immunity challenge, perched high atop a floating post when former AFL player Brian unwittingly removed his cap after 2.15 hours. It was a move that would cost him his shot at half a million dollars.
Sharn took her alliance friend Shane to the last tribal challenge but hadn’t counted on the jury questioning her loyalty to former teammate Mat, whom she failed to warn about a blindside.
Gould’s endurance through 50 days unaided, and her manoeuvring through a fierce tribe was remarkable -and a win for senior Australians. In her own words, “Don’t f*** with Shane Gould.”
The TEN series has enjoyed consistent ratings and is currently casting for 2019.