Tribe targets soul mates

2006-09-11 09:47
Johannesburg - "Surfer Boy" and "Brigitte Bardot", aka sculptor Sam Allerton and model Brigitte Willers, were first in line to be sent home in the second episode of Survivor South Africa.

Sam, a sculptor from Hogsback who nowadays lives in Cape Town, and Brigitte found out that they were soul mates from the first moment they arrived on the island.

This close relationship got them into trouble with the other tribe members and eventually led to Sam being sent home.

"You (Sam) and your girlfriend, Brigitte Bardot, cannot be greater than the game. We are seven (in the team). There are only two of you," commented restaurateur Nico Hinis.

Sam said on Sunday that he realised he and Brigitte had a chance of being voted off, but he believed she was in bigger trouble than him.

At one stage he had several discussions with some of his other tribe members in an effort to save her, he said.

He believes a combination of factors led to him being voted off.

"I hated watching myself in the first episode last week.

"I was so bossy. When one sees yourself on camera... The thing with Mzi, it was crazy."

About Hinis's nickname for him, "Surfer Boy", he said nothing Hinis said surprised him.

"He is fast, funny and a good observer. It hurt a bit, but one must give him credit for being funny."

He said he hoped his team would later realise they had made a mistake by voting him off.

Sam, who has been married for 13 years, said he hoped an underdog wins - Brigitte or anybody from team Rana. "I felt very sorry for Brigitte that she had to return to camp with that bunch."

He said it was very difficult for his wife, Heike, to find out that he had formed a friendship with another woman on the island.

"It was already difficult having your husband go to a tropical island, but it was a lot more difficult to find out that he was friends with another woman.

"It was difficult for her to see it on television, but we have worked through it," he said.

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