Kristie Bennett in a scene from Australian Survivor.
Kristie Bennett in a scene from Australian Survivor. Nigel Wright

Kristie doesn't mind being the third wheel in Survivor final

AGAINST all odds, Kristie Bennett has made Australian Survivor's grand final.

The fan favourite refused to form any strong alliances during her time on the show, a strategy which has at times left her fellow castaways and viewers at home scratching their heads.

"Nobody expected me to get there, except for myself," Ms Bennett told APN.

"The whole entire game I was under pressure, and as the game went on people were going 'how is Kristie still in it?'"

In tonight's grand final the Sydney account executive faces her biggest challenge yet: breaking up the show's power couple Lee Carseldine and El Rowland.

"I'm the awkward third wheel here and I'm OK with that," she said.

El, Lee and Kristie pictured during the grand final of Australian Survivor.
El, Lee and Kristie pictured during the grand final of Australian Survivor. Nigel Wright

"I'm extremely good friends with them. They are the most beautiful people in the world."

Bennett will have to win tonight's final immunity challenge to earn a spot in the final tribal council. If Lee or El win, then they are guaranteed to choose the other for the final two.

"Whether I went with Flick and Matt or Lee or El, during the final five, I knew I would have to win the final immunity challenge no matter what (to survive)," she said.

"No one was going to take me with them."

The only problem is Kristie has never won an immunity challenge, and there have been 37 of them, while former cricket pro Lee and army corporal El have both dominated in physical challenges.

The Australian Survivor grand final airs tonight at 7.30pm on Channel 10.



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