Ziggy games Survivor, but at a cost


NICOLA “Ziggy” Zagame has won the very first super idol on Australian Survivor but she understands this may also put a target on her back.

Zagame won the super idol — which allows her to use it as an immunity idol and cancel out another person’s immunity idol — after she was voted by her Samatau tribe to take part in a special challenge.

That challenge was to spend hours in the mangroves in Samoa at night to find the super idol, which she eventually did.

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media_cameraNicola ‘Ziggy’ Zagame has found Australian Survivor very stressful. Picture: Toby Zerna

“It took me so long, I honestly lost track of time,” she said.

“We don’t have watches in the game but I knew I had to find it before sunrise.

“It was very stressful.

“There were so many mangroves and I kept falling in ditches.”

Zagame said while it was great to find the super idol, it also brings up new challenges.

“It could be very tricky because it has a lot of power,” she said.

“I have to be very careful what I tell people.”

No one went home on Monday night’s episode of power, because of Zagame’s super idol challenge.

Zagame said this was part of the game of Australian Survivor — you just don’t know what is going to happen.

“You think you know what is going on, but you don’t have any control,” she said.

“You don’t know what the game is going to bring.

“It could be pouring down rain one minute, and the next thing you are doing an immunity challenge, or there is a twist.

“But that’s fun as well, you never know what is going to happen.”

Zagame, a two-time Olympian in the Australian water polo team, said she is enjoying every aspect of Australian Survivor.

“The grand scale of the challenges are amazing,” she said.

Australian Survivor is on Sunday and Monday, 7.30pm, Channel 10

Originally published as Ziggy games Survivor, but at a cost

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