He went into grand final week with an advantage, but Mat Garrick, the boy from Broken Hill, was unable to secure a place in the Big Brother grand final.
Last night he was voted out when model Chad Hurst won a “winner takes all” challenge, enabling him to choose whom he would site beside in the grand final. At stake is the remaining $234,000 cash prize, with the winner voted by viewers.
Chad won a gruelling battle despite an injured ankle, after Dan, Sophie and Mat all dropped racing balls from challenge track. After no question on choosing his house partner Sophie to join him, the final eviction was a vote between alpha-friends Mat and Dan.
“I’m pretty shattered but Chad’s played a great game,” said Mat. “He fought through adversity today and he won fair and square, so absolutely no hard feelings towards Chad at all. I would like to be remembered as someone who was just themself in there. I’m a nobody from Broken Hill but it just proves that being yourself can take you a long way, in a game like Big Brother and in life itself. Hopefully I make the town and region of Broken Hill really proud with what I’ve done.”
“I feel like Dan deserves it,” Chad said, of choosing to save Dan. “When Sophie made a return, Dan took it better. I think Dan’s a solid guy. I feel like he’s going to beat me, but I’ve played this game so that when mum watches the show, she’ll be proud of me. If I won this whole show breaking morals and making stupid moves that’s not winning. You get cash at the end of the day, but you don’t win as a person. Final three…I couldn’t be happier, I’m proud. It’s up to Australia now. Whoever wins bloody deserves it, dead set.”
Sophie Budack from Darwin said of her season, “I’m so happy, this is literally my dream come true. This is what I was striving for, I wanted a podium finish. Chad and I about to enter the real world together and I’m so excited to see where this relationship goes. It’s going to be good to get out of the house and give us a shot of normality.”
Daniel Gorringe of Melbourne said, “I’ve never, ever, ever done something like this, I’ve never achieved anything close to this, ever. I feel like for once in my life I’ve achieved something. I’ve made people like my family and Ana so proud. That’s what I wanted to do, I wanted people to be proud of me. And hopefully now I’m in the top three I’ve done that and it’s an awesome feeling.”
Tonight’s final sees returning cast members (except for Melburnians Laura and Zoe) reunite in a Live grand final hosted by Sonia Kruger. You can vote here.
7:30pm tonight on Seven.