Two outwit Hunted investigators in finale extraction
It was a race to a helicopter in Inverloch, but Rob & Stathi managed to win 10 series and share $100,000.
Two contestants in 10 reality series Hunted made it to the extraction point in Tuesday night’s finale, sharing in the prize of $100,000.
WA hairdresser Rob Harneiss (pictured right) and Humanitarian worker Stathi Vamvoulidis (pictured left) from Victorian made separate dashes to the 10 minute extraction of a helicopter on the Inverloch Coastal Reserve.
Hunted investigators were just minutes from capturing Stathi, while Rob evaded their gaze entirely.
But they did nab his teammate WA police officer Jake in Hawthorn in an earlier foot race.
15 other ‘fugitives’ were also captured across the 21 day period spanning the state of Victoria.
Stathi plans to put funds towards surrogacy in his bid to start a family.
“Matt and I went on the run to challenge some stereotypes, give more visibility to our queer community and help start new chapters in our lives. We’re so humbled by all the support and I will be forever grateful to Hunted for putting me one step closer to achieving my dream of being a dad. I truly hope that we have inspired others to embrace their authentic selves,” he said.
Rob, who drew upon make-up and costume to change his appearance, added: “Going into this my main objective was making it to the end with my best friend, someone who has supported all my crazy over the top ideas on the run and at home. Winning is proof that anything is possible, no matter the obstacle. In the famous words of my buddy Jake (not Jesus), ‘if you’re not first, you’re last’.”
Both vowed to split the prize money with their respective teammates, Matt and Jake.
10’s first season, produced by Endemol Shine Australia, drew some viewer questions around Hunters given advantageuous information such as shutting down credit cards, speedy CCTV footage, a final episode confirmation of fugitive locations, simulated CCTV footage and editing of aerial shots.
But the series has also proven a new 2022 hit with viewers regularly topping entertainments and demos. Can’t compain about that.