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On the first ever sea­son of Survivor Australia, Felic­ity Egginton made a name for her­self as Flick, the Gold Coast girl and for­mer me­ter maid who turned out to be much more than just a pretty face.

She came fourth over­all, los­ing out to a strong al­liance of three af­ter play­ing a tough, strate­gic game.

With sea­son two of­fi­cially un­der­way, Flick gives her two cents on what she’s seen so far.

“I am al­ready lov­ing sea­son two, even more than sea­son one,” she says.

“I think the pro­duc­ers have done an amaz­ing job with the cast, they are all very di­verse and it seems there will be a lot of game play­ing and blind­sides this sea­son, which I am ex­cited for.

“I had mixed feel­ings watch­ing be­cause half of me wants to watch the show as a Survivor fan, but the other half of me wants to be out there play­ing it.

“It brought back a lot of mem­o­ries for me, both good and bad.”

The first sea­son of many TV shows of­ten vastly dif­fers to the fol­low­ing sea­son, but con­sid­er­ing Survivor’s for­mula is tried and tested the main dif­fer­ences lie in the con­tes­tants.

“I think the big­gest dif­fer­ence will be the fact that they have cast con­tes­tants who ac­tu­ally are go­ing to play big and hard whereas for our sea­son a lot of peo­ple floated through,” she says.

“I also think the chal­lenges and twists will be a lot dif­fer­ent this sea­son.”

Even though film­ing fin­ished long ago, it feels like those sur­vivors are out there right now, crawl­ing through mud and liv­ing on rice. Given Flick’s Survivor sta­tus, she’s qual­i­fied to give some ad­vice. “Play hard or go home!” “It’s im­por­tant to go out there and play the game es­pe­cially if you are a Survivor fan.

“I also think they need to pre­pare them­selves men­tally for how tough it is go­ing to be, not only dur­ing the show but also af­ter­wards.”

FLICK’S PICKS Who are the power play­ers?

I think we have a few power play­ers this sea­son. I think Henry is a huge power player and I feel like he is go­ing to make some pretty big bold moves in this game, which should be ex­cit­ing. I also think that Luke is a huge power player and be­cause he is so goofy no one will ex­pect this to come from him. He’s one I would per­son­ally keep my eye on. I also think we need to keep an eye on Jar­rad, AK and also Sarah as they show a lot of knowl­edge of the game and seem like the type of play­ers that will take con­trol af­ter the first few votes.

Who are the schemers?

I think Henry will be one of the big­gest schemers in this game. Ly­ing about his oc­cu­pa­tion? He is def­i­nitely a schemer. I also think Sarah will be a pretty big schemer be­cause she is play­ing the dumb model but re­ally that girl has her head screwed on for this game.

Who will strug­gle?

That is re­ally a hard one to pick be­cause ev­ery­one strug­gles in their own way out there. I think all of the con­tes­tants seem pretty strong both phys­i­cally and men­tally, so I think they will be able to sup­port each other out there. Who­ever gets past day 40 will strug­gle the most as that’s when the game re­ally starts and you are so de­pleted by that point.

Who will be in the top three?

It’s hard to say as it’s still early days and any­thing can hap­pen but I would pre­dict Henry, Jar­rad and An­neliese to be in the top three. If it’s a fi­nal two, I pre­dict Henry and An­neliese. I would like to say Sarah for the fi­nal three as well but I feel peo­ple will see her as too big of a threat and she will be voted off but make it pretty far.

Who will win?

An­neliese could. I feel like she is go­ing to sur­prise us.

Aus­tralian Survivor, Sun­days and Mon­days at 7.30pm, Chan­nel 10

The Gold Coast’s Felic­ity Egginton fin­ished fourth on the first sea­son of Aus­tralian Survivor.

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