Craig: Marching orders

2010-02-08 00:00

FASHION designer Craig Jacobs was given his marching orders in last week’s episode of M-Net’s reality show, Survivor South Africa: Santa Carolina.

It wasn’t really a surprise. Bossy and irritating, he seemed to have a special talent for isolating himself and driving his tribe insane. In fact, Jacobs managed to stay in the game this long only because his tribe, Chibudu, decided to ditch injured former Gladiator Garth Collins at their first tribal council.

But last Wednesday, his luck finally ran out. He failed dismally in his efforts to provide food when he lost the tribe’s only fish hook; was frowned upon when he took more than his fair share of chips from the treasure chest won by pole vaulter Okkert Brits in the reward challenge; and even with the help of exotic dancer GiGi, he couldn’t find the hidden immunity idol that might have saved him.

Jacobs’s departure leaves Chibudu with only five members, while rivals Timbila are still eight strong.

Brits, meanwhile, showed his strength and resilience when he won food for his tribe in a Gladiator-style knockout challenge. He was, however, less successful in the immunity challenge. Despite holding up 84 kg worth of water in buckets, he and fellow Chibudu member Hanna Grobler (who managed to carry 60 kg) lost to Timbila’s Louw Venter and Lady Lea.

In between all this action, it’s clear that, for some contestants, madness is setting in on the island. To see who’s starting to lose the plot, watch Survivor on M-Net on Wednesday at 7.30 pm.

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