I'm on cloud nine. It's almost incomprehensible. I'm happy, my family is happy of course, but I think the fans are really happy and that's what is bringing me a lot of joy today.
We've moved back to Australia and will be back now for a few years. We're going to use it for the kids education, my daughter is dyslexic so there will be a lot going into there and my wife has some health complications with an auto immune problem with Lupus. But we're going to have some fun too as soon as this coronavirus goes away we'll take a holiday and I'll definitely be buying a motorcycle or two.
My daughter is 8 now, and I've been living in New York for 17 years. Two of my boys have been growing up in Perth and they can't quite get the same relationship through Skype as they would in person. It's pretty expensive to fly a family of four here and have a place to stay. We were intent on making the move back and Survivor has given me the ability to do that.
I was so sick. I had ten stitches on my first day from being hit by a piece of wood. I almost gave up on that first day, luckily I didn't. But, as the season progressed I kept getting progressively worse.
I'd do daily meditation, think of my family and have little conversations with them. I have their initials on my necklace, I would make these conversations in my head while meditating where I would ask how their day was. Also trying to have a positive mantra, which was don't trust anyone but you're doing great, you're going to win this thing.
[Laughs] Yeah, probably Phoebe. I had to put a bit of work in with Phoebe. I think there was a bit of a story arc where we were great but then that episode aired and she was like: "What?!"
It was a difficult choice because you are close to these people. They're good friends and will continue to be but at the end of the day I thought I could beat both of them at tribal council it just came down to who would get less votes. In my mind I thought that was Sharn.
Loving it. It's a weird time with coronavirus. My wife has lived in New York for over 20 years, to get to show her what life is like in Australia, it's so amazing here. We're so luckily to be living where we are and to be able to give that to them is a special experience.