Matthew Hancock - SurvivorNZ: Thailand
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Seasons: 1 | Days: 33 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

SurvivorNZ: Thailand (2018) - 6th place, 13th out - 5th juror.

  • Voted out in Episode 12 (Day 33).

Matt Hancock - Career statistics
Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
NZ2: Thailand 3.34 10.55 0.32 6 4 8 0.74 2.63 - - - 1.06 5.97
Career 3.34 10.55 0.32 6 4 8 0.74 2.63 - - - 1.06 5.97
Matt Hancock - Challenge record
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand challenges

    Smash & Grab - Ep2 RC

    Tribal/team challenge record (9-for-16; 1 sit-out):

    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 RC: With Adam, helps score the first of Khang Khaw's three points; Khang Khaw wins.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 1 IC: Regains the lead on the ropes course, and Khang Khaw wins again.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 2 RC: "Smash & Grab" - Smashes a tile and grabs his key; Khang Khaw wins melons.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 2 IC: "Shoulder the Load" - Loader for Khang Khaw; Khang Khaw wins, 3-0.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 3 RC: "Idol Hands" - Sits out with Kaysha, as Khang Khaw loses, 10-3.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 3 IC: "Deep In Thought" - Dives and fetches four of the nine puzzle wheels; Khang Khaw wins big.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 4 RC: "Sumo at Sea" - Goes 1-1, beats Liam but loses to Arun, and Khang Khaw wins, 10-5.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 4 IC: (Chains, bolos) - Chained, gathers bags, as Khang Khaw throws the challenge, loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 5 RC: "Dizness as Usual" - Now with Chani, helps move the boards along, but Chani loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 5 IC: "Buoy oh Buoy" - Retrieves Chani's first fish trap with Adam; Chani wins.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 6 RC: (Bridge & slide puzzles) - Swims to retrieve puzzle planks; Chani wins.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 6 IC: "Discy Business" - Original Chanis throw the challenge; Chani loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 7 RC: "Kicking and Screaming" - Not yet participating when Chani forfeits/concedes.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 7 IC: (Obstacles, math puzzle) - Helps carry and work the math puzzle, but Chani loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 8 RC: "Coco Connection" - Hits one of two times, and Chani loses.
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 10 RC: "Challenge Pitch" - Knocks most of the blocks off, and the yellow team wins.


    House of Cards - Ep8 IC

    Individual challenge record (2-for-8): (Mean % finish: 79.2%)

    • NZ: Thailand Ep.1 Ind. RC: Makes the final, just barely loses to Jose (2nd/18).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 8 IC: "House of Cards" - Reaches a large height with minutes left, waits, and Matt wins! (1st/10).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 9 RC: "5x5" - Lands bags in two of the five boxes (tie-5th/9).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 9 IC: "This Much" - Lasts over 135 minutes, but eventually drops out (2nd/9).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 10 IC: "Paddle Out" - Places one (of six) balls, does not win (4th/8).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 11 RC: "Over Extended" - Lasts through to seven pieces, but drops (3rd/7).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 11 IC: "Rope-A-Dope" - Makes the third and final round, and Matt wins! (1st/7).
    • NZ: Thailand Ep. 12 IC: "Offer It Up" - Makes it to the 14th item stacked, but drops (3rd/6).


    Outpost duel record (0-for-0):

    • NZ: Thailand: None yet.
Career challenge totals
  • Team/tribal challenges
    Wins: 9
    Played: 16
    Win%: 0.56
    Sat out: 1
  • Individual challenges
    Wins: 2
    Played: 8
    Win%: 0.25
    Mean% Finish: 79.2%
  • Duels
    Wins: 0
    Played: 0
    Win%: -
    Mean% Finish: -
Matt Hancock - Tribal Council record
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand Tribal

    Ep8 Tribal Council

    Idols held/played: (1/0)

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 11: Finds idol in camp (in a tree), alongside Lisa (Day 30).
    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 12: Voted out, without playing his idol (Day 33).


    VFB - Votes for the person booted (6/8):


    VAP - Votes against (4):

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 7: One vote, from Dylan.
    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 12: Three votes, from Dave, Lisa, and Tara (voted out, 3-2-1).


    Jury votes made (1/1):

    • NZ: Thailand, Ep. 14: Voted for Lisa Stanger, who won (4-3-0).
Career Tribal Council totals
  • Hidden idols
    Found: 1
    Played: 0
    Votes voided: --
  • Voting record
    VFB: 6
    Tribals: 8
    VAP: 4
  • Jury votes
    Made: 1
    For winners: 1
    Received: --
Matt Hancock - Pictures
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand image gallery
Matt Hancock - Interviews
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand interviews

    Pre-game interviews

    • (4/11/18): "How contestant Matt Hancock's 'advanced arts and crafts' could help him win"
    • ZM Online (4/12/18): "Meet the Survivor contestants: Lisa, Adam and Matt!"


    Post-game interviews

    • Jack Van Beynen at (7/9/18): "Matt Hancock is 'proud' of Lisa for betraying him"
    • Kyle & Bryan at 2 Boys Talk Survivor (7/9/18): "2BTS NZ Thailand E12 Exit Interview"
    • Ryan Brink at Brink of Reality (7/9/18): "5th Juror Survivor New Zealand: Thailand Exit Interview | Episode 12"
Matt Hancock - Bio
  • SNZ2 logo NZ: Thailand bio

    Excerpts from his official TVNZ SurvivorNZ: Thailand bio (4/11/18):


    "Matt is a real -life rocket man, with a huge love for Survivor and the outdoors. Handing in his resignation to his well-paying job, Matt spent two and a half years backpacking and travelling around the world. During this time he walked the length of Spain, which took him 47 days with only two days rest with his girlfriend, who at the end of the walk became his fiancé.  Having openly admitted he is “no Bear Grylls, but I can fish and crack a coconut”, Matt is hoping his experience travelling the world will help him quickly adapt to the new environment in Thailand. 


    Why did you apply for Survivor? I’m a super fan, so obviously it’s a dream to be able to play Survivor.


    What travel experience in do you have? I’ve travelled and lived off a shoestring budget for the past few years, surviving on minimal food and sleeping rough.


    Thoughts on Alliance or Immunity Idol? Alliances help you get to the end. Immunity Idols help you when you get into trouble.


    What’s your strategy on the island? To be my genuine self but to also not be scared to vote anyone out."


    Pre-game interview by ZM: