Survivor’s Jericho WINS Australian Survivor

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They spent 55 days in a Samoan jungle.

And on Tuesday, Jericho was crowned winner of Australian Survivor, with Tara trailing as runner up.   

In the end, it all came down to the 25-year-old flight attendant’s suave charm and sneaky game play, both of which got him the final vote.

Winner: After making it to the top three, Jericho won Australian Survivor 2017 with his immunity pin taking him to the finale

Winner: After making it to the top three, Jericho won Australian Survivor 2017 with his immunity pin taking him to the finale

Winner: After making it to the top three, Jericho won Australian Survivor 2017 with his immunity pin taking him to the finale

Revealing he never thought he’d make it to the finale, the 159cm young man said he had been worried about competing against six foot tall opponents.

‘I honestly looked at everybody and I was just like, “Holy crap. How do I compete against them in challenges?’,” he said. 

‘I was surprised at my own capability.’  

Only one winner! Reading out the votes in front of a live audience in Australia on Tuesday night Jonathon revealed Jericho had won

Only one winner! Reading out the votes in front of a live audience in Australia on Tuesday night Jonathon revealed Jericho had won

Only one winner! Reading out the votes in front of a live audience in Australia on Tuesday night Jonathon revealed Jericho had won

Doing himself proud: 'I was surprised at my own capability' 

Doing himself proud: 'I was surprised at my own capability' 

Doing himself proud: ‘I was surprised at my own capability’ 

Reading out the votes in front of a live audience in Australia on Tuesday night, at first it seemed Tara and Jericho were even.  

But although they scored three votes each, the last vote was Jericho’s.

Back in Samoa after making it to the top two, the pair were faced with  tough and gruelling questions from the jury about why they deserved the $500,000 cash prize.

Reading out the votes in front of a live audience in Australia on Tuesday night, there was an even playing field which saw the contestants frequently tied for votes

Reading out the votes in front of a live audience in Australia on Tuesday night, there was an even playing field which saw the contestants frequently tied for votes

Reading out the votes in front of a live audience in Australia on Tuesday night, there was an even playing field which saw the contestants frequently tied for votes

The nerves were kicking in: The last man standing: After making it to the top two, Jerricho was faced with tough and grueling questions from the jury about why he deserved the $500,000 cash prize

The nerves were kicking in: The last man standing: After making it to the top two, Jerricho was faced with tough and grueling questions from the jury about why he deserved the $500,000 cash prize

The nerves were kicking in: The last man standing: After making it to the top two, Jerricho was faced with tough and grueling questions from the jury about why he deserved the $500,000 cash prize

But before they got there, Jericho, Tara and Peter fought it out for the final immunity belt.

In what sounded like a simple task, the trio were asked to stand on small concrete pedestals on the shore line with one hand placed on the idol.

But with the sun setting and waves picking up behind them, Jericho, Tara and Peter were left to face the elements.  

Challenge: With the sun setting and waves picking up behind them, Jericho, Tara and Peter were left to face the elements

Challenge: With the sun setting and waves picking up behind them, Jericho, Tara and Peter were left to face the elements

Challenge: With the sun setting and waves picking up behind them, Jericho, Tara and Peter were left to face the elements

Too much: With waves crashing into their faces, shivering and with muscles cramping, Tara was the first to fall off her podium after two hours

Too much: With waves crashing into their faces, shivering and with muscles cramping, Tara was the first to fall off her podium after two hours

Too much: With waves crashing into their faces, shivering and with muscles cramping, Tara was the first to fall off her podium after two hours

Struggling: With the boys still holding strong, after five hours and 13 minutes, Peter asked host Jonathan LaPaglia to help him step down as he couldn't move

Struggling: With the boys still holding strong, after five hours and 13 minutes, Peter asked host Jonathan LaPaglia to help him step down as he couldn't move

Struggling: With the boys still holding strong, after five hours and 13 minutes, Peter asked host Jonathan LaPaglia to help him step down as he couldn’t move

With waves crashing into their faces, shivering and with muscles cramping, Tara was the first to fall off her podium after two hours. 

With the boys still holding strong, after five hours and 13 minutes, Peter asked host Jonathan LaPaglia to help him step down as he couldn’t move. 

Jericho was then crowned the winner of the challenge which got him immunity a spot in the grand final.  

Champion: With Jericho crowned as winner of the challenge he gained immunity and his next task was to decide who he would take with him to the finale

Champion: With Jericho crowned as winner of the challenge he gained immunity and his next task was to decide who he would take with him to the finale

Champion: With Jericho crowned as winner of the challenge he gained immunity and his next task was to decide who he would take with him to the finale

Fighting for a spot: Keeping his poker face on, Jericho found himself in the middle of Tara and Peter as they argued with each other over who should have the final spot

Fighting for a spot: Keeping his poker face on, Jericho found himself in the middle of Tara and Peter as they argued with each other over who should have the final spot

Fighting for a spot: Keeping his poker face on, Jericho found himself in the middle of Tara and Peter as they argued with each other over who should have the final spot

'Easy option': Calling each other names, Tara pulled out the 'underdog' card after Peter called her 'the easy option' 

'Easy option': Calling each other names, Tara pulled out the 'underdog' card after Peter called her 'the easy option' 

‘Easy option’: Calling each other names, Tara pulled out the ‘underdog’ card after Peter called her ‘the easy option’ 

 But with his next task to decide who he would take with him to the finale, Jericho found himself in the middle of Tara and Peter as they argued with each other over who should have the final spot.

Calling each other names, Tara said she was the ‘underdog’ after Peter called her ‘the easy option.’

‘In my defence, I could be classed as an underdog or I could be classed as a weak player,’ said Tara.  

Celebration! After Jericho voted Peter out, the final two were treated to a breakfast basket that included bacon, fruits, bread and champagne the following morning

Celebration! After Jericho voted Peter out, the final two were treated to a breakfast basket that included bacon, fruits, bread and champagne the following morning

Celebration! After Jericho voted Peter out, the final two were treated to a breakfast basket that included bacon, fruits, bread and champagne the following morning

The truth: 'People thought I was this angelic boy, when really, I was a wolf in sheep's clothing. My name had never been written down until 52 days'

The truth: 'People thought I was this angelic boy, when really, I was a wolf in sheep's clothing. My name had never been written down until 52 days'

The truth: ‘People thought I was this angelic boy, when really, I was a wolf in sheep’s clothing. My name had never been written down until 52 days’

‘But you know what? Bring it on. If you take Petey, it will be a bit of a disrespect to the to the game.’ 

After Jericho voted Peter out, the final two were treated to a breakfast basket that included bacon, fruits, bread and champagne the following morning. 

‘People underestimated me,’ Jericho said to camera. 

Final thoughts: Entering their last jury meeting, the members of the tribal council were then allowed to ask Jerricho and Tara one question each to help them make their final vote to choose a winner

Final thoughts: Entering their last jury meeting, the
members of the tribal council were then allowed to ask Jerricho and Tara one question each to help them make their final vote to choose a winner

Final thoughts: Entering their last jury meeting, the members of the tribal council were then allowed to ask Jerricho and Tara one question each to help them make their final vote to choose a winner

Twist! But in a surprise twist, the winner was not crowed, with Jonathon revealing the winner would be revealed in Australia live 

Twist! But in a surprise twist, the winner was not crowed, with Jonathon revealing the winner would be revealed in Australia live 

Twist! But in a surprise twist, the winner was not crowed, with Jonathon revealing the winner would be revealed in Australia live 

Even playing field: Reading out the votes in front of a live audience, there was an even playing field which saw the contestants frequently tied for votes 

Even playing field: Reading out the votes in front of a live audience, there was an even playing field which saw the contestants frequently tied for votes 

Even playing field: Reading out the votes in front of a live audience, there was an even playing field which saw the contestants frequently tied for votes 

‘People thought I was this angelic boy, when really, I was a wolf in sheep’s clothing. My name had never been written down until 52 days.’ 

Entering their last jury meeting, the members of the tribal council were then allowed to ask Jerricho and Tara one question each to help them make their final vote to choose a winner. 

Asking them to reveal their secret game plays, alliances and why they should win, the council then individually cast their votes. 

But in a surprise twist, the winner was not crowed, with host Jonathon LaPaglia revealing the winner would be unveiled in Australia live.

Reading out the votes in front of an audience on Tuesday night, there was an even playing field which saw the pair frequently tied for votes. 

But with three votes for Tara and four votes for Jerricho, the 25-year-old flight attendant claimed the final $500,000 cash prize.  

The Sole Australian Survivor: With three votes for Tara and three votes for Jerricho, the 25-year-old flight attendant claimed the final $500,000 cash prize 

The Sole Australian Survivor: With three votes for Tara and three votes for Jerricho, the 25-year-old flight attendant claimed the final $500,000 cash prize 

The Sole Australian Survivor: With three votes for Tara and three votes for Jerricho, the 25-year-old flight attendant claimed the final $500,000 cash prize