Survivor fans lose it over contestant's 'questionable' outfit

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer


It’s the show that’s known as an ‘unrelenting test of endurance’ which challenges contestants to push their limits in some of the toughest competitions.

However, one of the this year’s competitors caused a stir last night during the first episode of Australian Survivor: Champions Versus Contenders on Channel 10, when he showed up on the tropical island in an outfit better suited to a night at the pub.

Russell Hantz, who is known as one of the biggest villains in the show’s history, rocked up to Savusavu, in Fiji, wearing a shirt, waistcoat, jeans and a fedora hat.

One contestant caused a stir last night during the first episode of Australian Survivor: Champions Versus Contenders on Channel 10, when he showed up on the tropical island in an outfit better suited to a night at the bar. Photo: Channel 10
Russell Hantz, who is known as one of the biggest villains in the show’s history, rocked up to Savusavu, in Fiji, wearing a shirt, waistcoat and jeans. Photo: Channel 10

Needless to say, Twitter blew up straight away, with people wondering if the 45-year-old granddad had lost his case on his travels.

See some of the best tweets below:






This is the fourth time Russell has appeared on Survivor, having made a name for himself on three seasons of the US version of the show.

“I have no choice in this. I have to win. I have to prove to everyone that I can do it and I have to prove to myself that I am as good as people say I am,” he said on his bio on the Channel 10 website.

“I’m very excited to take on the Australians, they won’t know what’s hit them when they see me walking out on day one.”

Russel, who is a dad of four and a grandfather, also claimed that his family ‘don’t matter’ while he’s on the island.

“I’ll be playing for them but I won’t let my emotions get in the way and I won’t let it make me soft,” he said.

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