Matthew Haywood - SurvivorUK 3

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 34 | Wins: 1

  • SurvivorUK 3 (2023) - Winner, 6-1-1
  • Received six jury votes, to win in Episode 16 (Day 34).

Matthew Haywood on social media: twitter | Instagram

Matthew Haywood - 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 1.62 11.62 0.14 10 1 11 0.91 5.09 6 8 0.75 1.80 11.21
Career 1.62 11.62 0.14 10 1 11 0.91 5.09 6 8 0.75 1.80 11.21

 

Matthew Haywood - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile

45%

Tribal: VFB% percentile

90%

Tribal: rVAP percentile

98%

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.

 

Matthew Haywood - Challenge record
SurvivorUK 3 logo  SurvivorUK 3 challenges

Ep7 RC - Chain Reaction

Tribal/team challenge record (8-for-15; 1 sit-out):

  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.1 RC: "Crate Improvisation" - Caletón is first to the beach, but fire collapses, and Caletón loses.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.1 IC: "Dead Weight" - Holds two weights for a while, but Caletón loses.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.2 RC: "By Any Means" - Loses first point to Laurence; Caletón loses.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.2 IC: "The Raft and the Furious" - Retrieves a crate with Tinuke, and finally, Caletón wins.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.3 IC: "Hot Pursuit" - Lasts to the end, Caletón wins.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.4 RC: "Trench Run" - Not shown competing; Caletón wins.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.4 IC: "Discy Business" - Places blocks, but Caletón loses.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.5 RC: "Sumo at Sea" - Scores vs. Christopher, and both tribes win.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.5 IC: "High and Mighty" - Crosses obstacles, but Caletón loses.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.6 IC: "Pole Axed" - Holds on for an hour (60+ kg); but La Nena loses.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.7 RC: "Chain Reaction" - Hangs in to the end, La Nena wins.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.7 IC: "Cell Block Sea" - La Nena trails until the puzzle, but somehow, La Nena wins.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.8 IC: "When It Rains" - Sits out of a La Nena win.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.11 RC: "Shut Your Trap" - Loses vs. Laurence, but part of the winning team.
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.12 RC: "Hold Up" - With Christopher, holds on to the end as the winning pair.

 

Ep10 IC - Last Gasp

Individual challenge record (0-for-9): (Mean % finish: 54.8%)

  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.9 IC: "A Leg Up" - Sixth to drop out, over 25 minutes in (6th/11).
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.10 IC: "Last Gasp" - Last out, in a 90+-minute battle with Pegleg (2nd/10).
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.11 IC: "Get a Grip" - Fourth out, at 49 minutes (6th/9)
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.12 IC: "On the Ropes" - Reaches the final stage, but does not win (tie-2nd/8).
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.13 IC: "High Step Back" - One of six people to not win (tie-2nd/7).
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.14 RC: "Mud Run" - One of four unannounced non-winning totals (tie-3rd/6).
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.14 IC: "Beam Me Up" - Working on the puzzle as Pegleg wins (tie-4th/6).
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.15 IC: "Pinball Wizard" - One of three mid-puzzle as Chris wins (tie-3rd/5).
  • SurvivorUK 3 Ep.16 IC: "Hand on the Idol" - Second out, slips off at around 3 hrs (3rd/4).

 

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

  • SurvivorUK 3: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 8
Played: 15
Win%: 0.53
Sat out: 1
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 9
Win%: 0.00
Mean % Finish: 54.8%
Hero challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean % Finish: --
Matthew Haywood - Tribal Council record
SurvivorUK 3 logo  SurvivorUK 3 Tribal

Final Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • SurvivorUK 3: None.

 

VFB - Votes for the person booted (10/11*):

*Caletón attended Ep4 Tribal, but voted Leilani to La Nena, not out (not counted)

 

VAP - Votes against (1):

  • SurvivorUK 3, Ep. 15: One vote, from Pegleg.

 

Jury votes received (6/8):

  • SurvivorUK 3, Ep. 16: Received six jury votes, from Lee Reeves, Doug Swinbanks, Laurence Cardwell, Nathan Dyke, Pegleg Bennett, and Hannah Baptiste, to win, 6-1-1.
Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols
Found: 0
Played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 10
Tribals: 11*
VAP: 1
Jury votes
Made: 0
For winners: --
Received: 6
Total jurors: 8
Matthew Haywood - Pictures
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    Caleton tribe, hiking ~Day 1
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    Caletón leading, Ep1 RC
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep1 IC
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    Holding extra weight
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    Richard drops, Caletón loses
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    Caletón, Ep1 Tribal
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    Hopeful about winning reward, Ep2
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    Losing a point to Christopher
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep2 IC
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    Caletón, about to win
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    Carrying the idol back to camp
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    Listening to Laurence's Outpost story, Ep3
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    Starting line, Ep3 IC
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    Caletón wins!
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    Reward feasting, post-Ep4 RC
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    Stacking blocks, Ep4 IC
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    Caletón, Ep4 Tribal
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    Listening to Joel
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    Joel shows up in camp with reward items after the Ep5 RC tie
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    Mmm, marshmallows
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep5 IC
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    Crossing obstacles
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    Talking about the vote
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    Caletón, Ep5 Tribal
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    Swap negotiations, Ep6
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    With Tinuke, volunteering to swap to La Nena
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    New tribe, new buff
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    Greeting the new tribemates
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    Starting line, Ep6 IC
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    La Nena, Ep6 Tribal
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    Listening to Joel
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    Starting line, Ep7 RC
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    La Nena wins!
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    Reward feasting
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    Working the puzzle, Ep7 IC
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    La Nena wins!
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    Letters from home, Ep8
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    Ep8 IC, in progress
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    La Nena wins!
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    It's the merge! Ep9
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    Reunited with Nathan and Tinuke
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    Starting line, Ep9 IC
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    Calena, Ep9 Tribal
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    Starting line, Ep10 IC
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    Showdown vs. Pegleg
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    Calena, Ep10 Tribal
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    With Team Chris, Ep11 RC
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    Reward feasting
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    Getting a Grip, Ep11 IC
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    Calena, Ep11 Tribal
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    Listening to Pegleg
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    Starting line, Ep12 RC
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    The winning pair!
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    Reward feasting with Laurence
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    Listening to Chris
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    Starting line, second stage, Ep12 IC
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    In the final stage
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    Weighing the plan to target Tinuke
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    Calena, Ep12 Tribal
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    Listening to Joel
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    Checking out the lobster trap, Ep13
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    Christopher finds the key, agrees Matthew should open it
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    It's an idol!
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    Don't worry, Chris, I locked it back up
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    Stacking blocks, Ep13 IC
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    Oh no, Nathan took the idol
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    Worst day ever
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    Calena, Ep13 Tribal
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    Depositing mud in the bucket, Ep14 RC
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    Working the puzzle, Ep14 IC
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    Calena, Ep14 Tribal
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    Talking to Pegleg and Hannah, Ep15
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    Phoning home from the Outpost
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    Appreciating the slice of home
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    Final 5 Tribal
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    Pre-challenge lineup, Ep16 (final 4) IC
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    Holding on
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    Final 4 Tribal
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    Morning 34 breakfast
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    Reflecting on his game
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    The final three, Final Tribal Council
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    Making his case to the jury
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    The winner of Survivor UK: 2023...
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    Wearing the winner's medallion, with Joel
Matthew Haywood - Interviews
SurvivorUK 3 logo  SurvivorUK 3 interviews

Pre-game interviews

  • None yet.

 

Post-game interviews

  • BBC Cumbria (12/18/23): "Survivor winner Matthew Haywood says TV triumph was the 'best moment' of his life"
  • Shannon Guss at RHAP (12/20/23): "Survivor UK | Week 8 Finale (Episodes 15 & 16) Exit Interviews"
Matthew Haywood - Bio
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Official BBC SurvivorUK 3 bio excerpts (10/14/23):

"What made you want to be a contestant on Survivor? I wanted to be a contestant on Survivor because I knew this was the ultimate challenge! An amazing chance to really get stuck in and see what I’m made of. I turned 21 a few months ago and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my summer, I’m so thankful for the opportunity. I really wanted to push myself to the limits and I genuinely mean that – this is a dream. I was looking forward to playing the game of Survivor because there’s so much to think about, it tests you physically and mentally and I was ready for both challenges!

What qualities did you think you’d bring to the game? I’m very passionate and have a glass half-full perspective on life, so I wanted to bring my positive energy into the game! I’ve got some cool party tricks up my sleeve .... I can juggle knives and can balance anything on my head so I thought hopefully I can keep the tribe entertained. I love to laugh and am very determined.

How did you prepare yourself mentally and physically for taking part? I was keeping fit by going running, plus me and my mates go swimming in lakes and rivers quite often and I live an active lifestyle, so I was excited and ready for the physical side! To prepare mentally I knew that I would need a game plan that could be easily adapted whenever needed. I expected emotions to run high and for there to be some tough decisions I was going to have to make, so I practiced staying calm and trying not to lose focus.

Did you have a strategy of how you were going to play the game? I love being around people, so my strategy was to play the social game. As the youngest player I knew people would underestimate me but I used that to my advantage. I needed my strategy to be adaptable because I never knew what was going to be thrown at me next. I was there to play and wanted to play with no regrets by being true to myself.

How competitive are you? Honestly, I put 100% into everything I do, I just want to make my friends and family proud. I’ve played lots of team sports in the past, so when working as a tribe I feel very comfortable. I wanted to do well for myself but also for the tribe in challenges. But I do play chess against my Grandad quite often and we both like to win!

What kind of challenges were you most looking forward to? Definitely the water challenges, I love jumping from heights and swimming. I was also looking forward to trying an endurance challenge, something that pushes the mind and body to see how I’d cope.

How did you cope with living on a beach with no home comforts? I just embraced the dirt and the conditions and I wasn’t scared to get my hands dirty, I just wanted to get stuck in! I realised that in everyday life I take all my home comforts for granted but the fact I have a comfy bed to sleep on and food in the fridge is such a privilege. But on the beach not having these home comforts brought everyone in the tribe together because all we had is each other and we were all living in the moment. One of the home comforts I missed most was definitely a cup of tea… I drink so much of it at home, it was a big shock to my system!

How did you cope with the hunger? I was craving every food you could imagine! Even foods I don’t like. My hunger cravings were going from one extreme to another ... one minute I was craving loads of ice cream next minute I fancied fish and chips! There was just no taste or flavour in my mouth. We were trying every possible way to get flavours in our food!

What did you learn from being on the show? I learned that being able to adapt to situations even at the last minute is so important. I made some amazing connections and learned that I’m much more independent than I ever knew. I was so present, living in the moment I learned to take everything in and appreciate every day because I never knew which was going to be my last. I played with no regrets. My biggest takeaway was that when all my home comforts were taken away from me, I realised what was important in my life and what wasn’t. It was the longest I’ve ever been without my family and friends and I couldn’t wait to see them and tell them about the crazy adventure I’d been on! But sleeping outdoors is something I can’t wait to do again! I’m a proper “Islander” now!"