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Australian Survivor’s strategist gets the boot

Henry Nicholson and Jonathan LaPaglia pictured on Australian Survivor.
Henry Nicholson and Jonathan LaPaglia pictured on Australian Survivor. Channel 10

THE biggest game player on Australian Survivor - South Australian labourer Henry Nicholson - is out of the show, ironically with the most risky and daring blindside so far this series.

Nicholson, 26, was a huge player from the beginning, lying to his tribe mates about his occupation as a yoga instructor.

He also threw challenges and double crossed tribe mates, generally getting his way, before tonight.

Nicholson was that confident he didn't play his immunity idol, despite the fact his strong ally on Australian Survivor - Perth's Locklan Gilbert - encouraged him to.

At the end of the day, he thought he was safe and he was fooled.

Looking back, Nicholson doesn't regret how he played the game - hard - and he respects the others voting him out.

"Credit, where credit is due," he said.

Survivor contestant Henry Nicholson.
Survivor contestant Henry Nicholson. Calum Robertson

"There were a lot of different moments in those two days that lead me to believe I was comfortable, so they did a great job.

"If I was playing, I would get rid of myself too."

Nicholson was full of praise for Victorian doctor Tessa O'Halloran, who orchestrated his exit with some very risky game play - and it paid off.

"You have to give credit to her, because she was on the bottom," he said.

"She managed to get people in the majority to vote out someone who was voting with them.

"She also beat me in the challenge; she beat me on all aspects."

Nicholson, 26, said he was very happy with the way he played the game, and lasting for 40 days.

He believed if he didn't get voted out this episode of Australian Survivor, it may not have been long before he was sent home, because he had a huge target on his back.

"Looking back I was always a threat, even at the beginning," he said.

"I knew I was going to be a threat, so I had to be one step ahead of everyone and make big, bold moves.

"I stand by that if the game had of ended at day 40, I would have had the best case out of anyone to win the game.

"I was a player who wanted to get rid of my threats, so I don't blame someone like a Jericho, and Sarah, who were with him, to then want me to get out, because I'm a big threat."

Nicholson, who lost his mother after a cancer battle this year, said the Australian Survivor experience was one he will never forget.

"It was such a huge part of my year and my life," he said.

"Everyone was so good to me out there.

"The support I had out there by the crew and production was just outstanding.

"It was a unique way to start my grieving process, but it was probably the best way."

Australian Survivor airs on Channel 10 on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights at 7.30pm.

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