Australian Survivor contestant Sue Clarke.
Australian Survivor contestant Sue Clarke. Nigel Wright

Australian Survivor's Sue: I nearly pulled it off

AUSTRALIAN Survivor castaway Sue Clarke never lost her fighting spirit in one of the show's most nail-biting eliminations of the season.

The 59-year-old retired customs officer was narrowly voted out over Kristie tonight, after a last-minute play nearly pulled the rug from under the show's top strategists Brooke, El and Flick.

"The minute Jennah-Louise won immunity I knew I was gone," Sue told APN.

"I was feeling a bit self defeated but then I thought 'hang on a minute, I'm not letting them get away with this'.

"As the names kept coming out I looked at Jennah and I went 'I think we've done it'. They were really worried.

"That was me having one last play to stick it up them... I almost pulled it off."

Sue talks to Jennah-Louise in a scene from Australian Survivor.
Sue talks to Jennah-Louise in a scene from Australian Survivor. Nigel Wright

She may not have been able to dismantle the show's core alliance, but Sue is looking forward to watching it implode from the comfort of the jury.

"I think I shook them up to the point where they knew from this point on things are going to get a lot tougher," she said.

"They have a strong alliance but they are going to have to implode on each other. I'm looking forward to seeing that."

Sue is now part of the show's jury, which will ultimately decide who wins the show's $500,000 grand prize.

"I'd love for Jennah to win," she said.

"We've always had the big target on our backs, and I'm so proud and happy with both of us that we survived as long as we did. It wasn't easy, but we did it."

Inspired by her experiences as the only Baby Boomer amongst the show's mostly Gen Y cast, Sue hopes to encourage others to reach out to other generations through motivational speaking.
 

Flick, Sue, Lee and Matt talk in a scene from Australian Survivor.
Flick, Sue, Lee and Matt talk in a scene from Australian Survivor. Nigel Wright

I've got 30 years on all of them, but they treated me like an equal," she said.

"They never made me feel I was any different.

"We proved if we both take one step forward towards each other then you can really bridge that (generational) gap. I learned a lot from them because I allowed myself to be open to their thoughts and most of them have said the same thing, that they learned a lot from me.

"How good would that be if we can make that happen for everyone and just break those barriers down?"

Australian Survivor continues on Sunday at 7.30pm on Channel 10.
 


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