Selling your soul on Survivor NZ
"At the end of the day it's a Faustian deal - you're selling your soul to the devil for financial gain."
Ex-army veteran Tony Deane is philosophical about being the third player sent home from Survivor New Zealand so far, saying "what's said and done in the game should stay in the game".
The straight-talking 55 year old from Gisborne was eliminated last night after ex-Mogoton teammate Izzy beat him to the finish line in an obstacle course on Redemption Island.
Deane had been sent to Redemption Island after receiving a majority of votes at tribal council, including one from Shayna Tapusoa, a member of his tight-four alliance.
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"You need to learn a thing or two about integrity Shayna, because you don't have any," he said before leaving the show, adding that she was "the weakest link in the team".
Back home in New Zealand, Deane declares he has "no beef" with Tapusoa over her betrayal, although admits it was "a bit of a bitter pill" to swallow at the time.
"Shayna played a strategy - how far it got her in the game I have no idea," says Deane.
"I have no beef with her - it was a bit of a bitter pill at the time, but that's mainly because we're all competitive by nature. No one wants to be taken out by underhand means."
"Looking at it on TV it's easy to say that was a bit sneaky or a bit under the bar, but it was what it was. It was a game. What's said and done in the game should stay in the game in the context of the game."
While he says he "loved every second" of his Survivor New Zealand experience, Deane had this advice for players.
"Everyone's got their own game and everyone's got their own strategy. You have to play to your strengths and weaknesses, but at the end of the day it's a Faustian deal - you're selling your soul to the devil for financial gain. Are you willing to go out there and compromise your morals or your integrity?"
"And just remember, what you're doing out there - it's all being caught on camera. So you're going to have to face your demons at some stage."