Doug Swinbanks - SurvivorUK 3

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 24 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • SurvivorUK 3 (2023) - 9th place, 10th out - 3rd juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 11 (Day 24).

Doug Swinbanks on social media: twitter | Instagram

Doug Swinbanks - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
SurvivorUK 3 2.18 5.10 0.43 5 7 7 0.70 1.82 - - - 1.12 4.00
Career 2.18 5.10 0.43 5 7 7 0.70 1.82 - - - 1.12 4.00

 

Doug Swinbanks - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

36%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

74%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

48%

Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.

 

Doug Swinbanks - Challenge record
SurvivorUK 3 logo  SurvivorUK 3 challenges

Ep6 IC - Pole Axed

Tribal/team challenge record (8-for-14):

  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.1 RC: "Crate Improvisation" - La Nena is second to the beach, builds a better fire, and La Nena wins.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.1 IC: "Dead Weight" - Holds weight throughout, and La Nena wins.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.2 RC: "By Any Means" - Scores final point vs. Nathan, and La Nena wins.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.2 IC: "The Raft and the Furious" - Retrieves a crate, but La Nena loses.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.3 IC: "Hot Pursuit" - Lasts to the end, but La Nena loses.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.4 RC: "Trench Run" - Not shown competing; La Nena loses.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.4 IC: "Discy Business" - Places blocks, and La Nena wins.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.5 RC: "Sumo at Sea" - Scores a point vs. Nathan; both tribes win.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.5 IC: "High and Mighty" - Crosses obstacles, and La Nena wins.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.6 IC: "Pole Axed" - Holds on to the end, and Caletón wins.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.7 RC: "Chain Reaction" - Drops his disc with Jess; Caletón loses.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.7 IC: "Cell Block Sea" - Caletón has a huge lead until the puzzle, loses.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.8 IC: "When It Rains" - Third out for his tribe, under 2 min., Caletón loses.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.11 RC: "Shut Your Trap" - Loses a point to Leilani, but part of the winning team.

 

Ep9 IC - A Leg Up

Individual challenge record (1-for-3): (Mean % finish: 50.7%)

    • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.9 IC: "A Leg Up" - Hangs on to the end, persuades three others to drop out, and Doug win (1st/11).
    • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.10 IC: "Last Gasp" - Third out, lasting over 60 minutes (8th/10).
    • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.11 IC: "Get a Grip" - Second out, lasting 41 minutes (8th/9).

     

    Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

    • SurvivorUK 3: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 8
Played: 14
Win%: 0.57
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 1
Played: 3
Win%: 0.33
Mean % Finish: 50.7%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean % Finish: --
Doug Swinbanks - Tribal Council record
SurvivorUK 3 logo  SurvivorUK 3 Tribal

Ep7 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (1/0):

  • SurvivorUK 3, Ep. 3: Ren shares their idol clue with Doug (Day 6).
  • SurvivorUK 3, Ep. 4: Using the clue, Doug finds the La Nena idol, good for three Tribals (Day 8).
  • SurvivorUK 3, Ep. 6: His idol expires after the Ep.6 Tribal Council, unused (Day 15).

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (5/7):

 

VAP - Votes against (7):

  • SurvivorUK 3, Ep. 7: Two votes, from Jess and Nathan.
  • SurvivorUK 3, Ep. 11: Five votes, from Laurence, Leilani, Matthew, Nathan, and Tinuke (voted out, 5-3-2).

 

Jury votes made (1/1):

Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 1
Played: 0
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 5
Tribals: 7
VAP: 7
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: --
Doug Swinbanks - Pictures
SurvivorUK 3 logo  SurvivorUK 3 image gallery
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    On the boat, Day 1
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Talking about the opening challenge
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    La Nena, trailing
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Starting to catch up?
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    La Nena wins!
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Holding their weight
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    La Nena wins!
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Taking on Nathan, Ep2 RC
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Doug finally scores, and La Nena wins!
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Talking about fishing
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    Unable to catch up, Ep2 IC
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Unsure about which group to side with
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    La Nena, Ep2 Tribal
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Listening to Ren
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Talking about picking an Outpost attendee, Ep3
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Checking out Ren's idol clue
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Starting line, Ep3 IC
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    La Nena, losing
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    The losing La Nenas
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    La Nena, Ep3 Tribal Council
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Listening to Joel
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Just found an idol, Ep4
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    There it is!
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Watching the wrestling, Ep4 RC
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep4 IC
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    La Nena wins!
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Taking on Nathan, Ep5 RC
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Watching Lee and Chris toss hammers
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    La Nena wins!
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    At the swap negotiations, Ep6
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Talking about the decision to swap
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Now magically swapped
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Greeting the new tribemates
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    We're good, Peg
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep6 IC
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Seems like a lot
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Caletón wins!
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Starting line, Ep7 RC
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Working the arch puzzle, Ep7 IC
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    The losing Caletóns
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Heading to Tribal
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Caletón, Ep7 Tribal
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Listening to Jess
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Still in it, Ep8
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Caletón reads their letters from home
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Starting line, Ep8 IC
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Caletón, Ep8 Tribal
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    It's the merge! Ep9
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Auction time
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep9 IC
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Four people left, time to cut a deal
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Last one standing...
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Doug wins immunity!
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Very happy to be safe
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Calena, Ep9 Tribal
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Listening to Joel
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    A bit disappointed Chris and Ashleigh flipped, Ep10
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep10 IC
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Last Gasp-ing
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Calena, Ep10 Tribal
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Listening to Joel
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Team Chris, ready to go, Ep11 RC
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Taking on Leilani
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Fish and chips reward!
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Christopher wants to redeem himself
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep11 IC
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Getting a Grip
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Calena, Ep11 Tribal
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Listening to Matthew
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Third member of our jury...
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    Snuffed, Day 24 (Episode 11)
  • Doug Swinbanks UK3
    With the jury, Final Tribal
Doug Swinbanks - Interviews
SurvivorUK 3 logo  SurvivorUK 3 interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • None yet.

 

Post-game interviews

  • Shannon Guss at RHAP (12/5/23): "SurvivorUK | Week 6 Exit Interview with Third & Fourth Jurors"
Doug Swinbanks - Bio
SurvivorUK 3 logo  SurvivorUK 3 bio

Official BBC SurvivorUK 3 bio excerpts (10/14/23):

"What made you want to be a contestant on Survivor? When I was younger I vividly remember watching the original UK Survivor back in 2002. As a family we loved the show, even going as far as re-enacting some of the original challenges. When I saw that it was returning to TV in the UK I wasted no time in putting my application in. Next thing I know – I’m on a desert island building a shelter from bamboo! I came on Survivor to make my family back home on Mull proud, and have the adventure of a lifetime.

What qualities did you think you’d bring to the game? I was hopeful I could put my height (I’m 6ft 4”) to good use and help my tribe get to those hard to reach places, get the shelter up, and hopefully be a useful asset for the challenges. I also enjoy making people laugh so hopefully I made everyone’s experience a little more enjoyable on the island and spread a little joy.

How did you prepare yourself mentally and physically for taking part? I try and keep fairly active back home, so as part of my preparation for the show I did a lot of sled work at the gym. I’d load the sled up with my bodyweight and push and pull it 50 times a session. That, and Pilates!

Did you have a strategy of how you were going to play the game? My strategy coming into the game comprised of 2 key elements; firstly establish myself as an indispensable member of the tribe during the early phase of the game by performing well at Challenges and working hard around the camp. Then secondly was to find myself a “Shield” player, or failing that, to create one. Someone ideally who would take a real leadership role within the tribe and more importantly, is regarded as a bigger target than myself. I’ll sit right behind them as long as I can!

How competitive are you? One of my main hobbies growing up was playing rugby, so I guess I’d regard myself as a fairly competitive person! I’ve also got a twin sister back home on the Isle of Mull who is fiercely competitive and kept me on my toes as a youngster.

What kind of challenges were you most looking forward to? All of them! Especially the challenges that involved physical strength and were team based. There’s no feeling quite like grinding out a victory against the odds with your tribe by your side.

How did you cope with living on a beach with no home comforts? Although we were without food, internet and a bed, being away from the comforts of home was incredible. Living on the bare essentials and being away from everyday distractions was an amazing experience.

How did you cope with the hunger? Back in Scotland I’d usually eat between 3000-4000 calories a day, so hunger and a real lack of food was a huge concern coming onto Survivor! To prepare I went on a strict “see-food” diet where I’d try and eat as much food as possible (my final weight before entering the game was 107kg – the heaviest I’ve ever been.) Limited rations at camp was tough, especially after the gruelling challenges but we found some creative ways to keep it varied and bulk it out as much as we could.

What did you learn from being on the show or what is the biggest takeaway? Being on Survivor was an adventure of a lifetime. Full of twists, turns, highs and lows. During the low points of the game it was my tribemates who gave me the strength I needed to keep fighting. It’s amazing how complete strangers who you’ve never met before can lift your mood even during the dark times living on a desert island. That, and I’ll never eat rice and beans again!"