‘I had sleepless nights over it’: NRL legend Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen, 53, struggled coming back to reality after being booted from Australian Survivor
NRL legend Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen has admitted he lost sleep and was really upset after getting booted from Australian Survivor by his tribe.
Speaking to The Courier-Mail on Monday, the 53-year-old said he had a hard time coming back to reality after his stint in Fiji.
‘You come up with that many different options in your mind, the hindsight is insane,’ he said of the experience adding: ‘You definitely have sleepless nights over it.’
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‘The game overtakes you’: NRL legend Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen, 53, (pictured) has admitted he has had sleepless nights after getting the chop from Australian Survivor, while speaking to The Courier Mail on Sunday
‘[You] rolling around going “oh, if I did that.” I’ve talked to some of the other Champions who say the same thing — the game really overtakes you.’
Despite his early exit due to the alliance, he said he would have stuck to his original game plan if he had his time over again.
He added he believed that a Champion would still be the eventual winner of the show, and would be tuning in to see the outcome.
Original game plan: Andrew said he would have stuck to his initial game plan if he had his time on the show over again
Sunday night’s episode saw an emotional tribal council, with the Champions alliance giving Andrew his marching orders.
Andrew was clearly trying to fight for a place in the competition, as The Champions tribe headed into tribal council for the fifth time.
‘If I look over all the challenges we’ve had, you know I haven’t let the team down. I’ve always given my all. I’ve always supported the team incredibly,’ he pleaded.
Solemn: It comes after the Champions have been forced to tribal council on Sunday yet again, after five consecutive losses on the series. Pictured: Champions
He continued: ‘I haven’t been lying to any of these people at all. They know they can rely on me. They know I can contribute.’
The intensity became all too much for AFLW star Abbey Holmes, 28, who broke down in tears at the choice before her.
Andrew got the maximum needed of five votes, before he was asked to leave tribal council with his flame extinguished by host Jonathan LaPagli.
Australian Survivor Champions Vs. Contenders continues on Monday night from 7.30pm on Channel 10
Gone: The former NRL star received five votes before host Jonathan LaPaglia called it