Australian Survivor contestant Kylie Evans pictured with Matt Tarrant.
Australian Survivor contestant Kylie Evans pictured with Matt Tarrant. Nigel Wright

Kylie eliminated after long fight on Australian Survivor

KYLIE Evans has made a career out of fighting fires but it was her own flame that was snuffed out on Australian Survivor tonight.

The mum-of-three was eliminated from the reality show after a new twist thwarted her efforts to strengthen alliances.

"I didn't have my opportunity to get my grip on the game," she told APN.

"The people I could play were taken away from me (to Exile Island) and that meant I couldn't even scramble to create those connections."

The Melbourne fire fighter said her first few days on the show, which is filmed in Samoa, were an eye-opening experience.

Australian Survivor contestant Kylie Evans.
Australian Survivor contestant Kylie Evans. Nigel Wright

"I went into this game on day one thinking that people would recognise me for my physical strength and capacity to help around camp," she said.

"It was a massive realisation that people recognised strong, capable males as an asset but looked at strong, capable females as a threat.

"Unfortunately for me from day one I was on the outside, pushed to the perimeter, and I had to fight every single day to stay. But it was rewarding because I had to earn every day."

Kylie now joins Nick Iadanza as the second member of the Survivor jury, which will ultimately decide the winner.

"I want to see someone at the end who deserves to be there. (Someone) who has done the outwit and outplay (from the Survivor motto), not just outlasted," she said.

Kylie Evans speaks with Nick Iadanza in a scene from Australian Survivor.
Kylie Evans speaks with Nick Iadanza in a scene from Australian Survivor. Channel 10

"At this stage I'd say Sam probably deserves it. He's played hard on the physical front, been thrown some curve balls and bounced back."

Kylie can now also finally share her Survivor experience with her husband Luke, who originally planned to audition for the show.

"I haven't told him anything about my interpretations of people until after they've left the game, so it's been interesting watching his outside perspective," she said.

"The fact that he's a fan is why I hadn't told him anything but I am looking forward to not having any more major secrets."

Australian Survivor continues tomorrow night at 7.30pm on Channel 10.



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