Official Ten SurvivorAU: 2016 bio excerpts (July, 2016):
"There are Survivor super fans and then there is 28-year-old Nick. A high school English teacher from Adelaide, he has watched every episode of every series of the US version multiple times. Nick even had a Survivor-themed 21st birthday party.
Admitting he was a “blubbering mess” when he was told he would be a castaway, Nick says: “My goal is simply to win, at all costs. In every day life you don’t betray people, you don’t end people’s dreams, you don’t snatch a huge sum of money from their hands and stuff it in your own pocket. But that’s what Survivor is all about.
“I’m waiting to pull the trigger. That’s what makes a good castaway – someone who will pull the trigger and when the recoil hits you, you are ready to pull the trigger again.” Knowing it will be a whole new game competing, compared to watching it from his couch, Nick says one of the highlights of the whole experience will be watching it on television with his family and he hopes to make them proud.
“I have had Survivor nights for years with my fiancé, sisters and dad. We always watch together and cheer on our favourites, so it will be that times 1,000 when I am playing. We have a group chat where we discuss strategy and even have Survivor fantasy polls every season. My whole family are huge fans.”
Nick wants to do it for his mother who passed away a few years ago. Survivor was their weekly ritual and he says: “I would sit at my Mum’s feet in the lounge room and she would tell me how good I would be at the challenges, even though we both knew I was a skinny little runt. So I am doing it for me, but I am also doing it for her.”"