‘I haven’t had a six-pack in 20 years’: Andrew Ettingshausen lauds pitiful rice only diet on Australian Survivor for giving him back his ripped rugby league physique
He made a name for himself as a rugby league footballer back in the 90s.
But despite retiring from the sport 19 years ago, Andrew Ettingshausen has been reunited with his former athletic frame, thanks to his stint on Australian Survivor.
The sportsman, 53, lauded the show for giving him back his six pack, thanks to its highly rationed diet of rice only for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
‘It’s the best diet on the planet’: Former rugby league star Andrew Ettingshausen has praised Australian Survivor’s strict rice only diet for giving him his six pack back
In an interview with Confidential, Andrew claimed the pitiful diet was the ‘best on the planet’, as he paraded his weight loss from the show.
Insisting no food has boosted his muscular frame, he said: ‘Living on rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner is not much fun. You drop the weight pretty quick.’
‘I probably haven’t had a six pack for 20 years since I was playing professional footy,’ Andrew joked, claiming: ‘No food… that gives you a six pack pretty quick.’
‘I haven’t had a six-pack in 20 years’: The 53-year-old lauded only eating rice and said doing so has helped him to lose weight and regain his formerly ripped sportsman physique
Familiar face: Andrew is set to star in the new series of Australian Survivor: Champions vs. Contenders when it returns with its sixth season on July 24 to Channel 10
Andrew is set to star in the new series of Australian Survivor: Champions vs. Contenders when it returns with its sixth season on July 24 to Channel 10.
He is classed as a champion on the series and joins a number of other famous faces, including Olympic hockey gold medalist Nova Peris and Olympic speed skating gold medalist Steven Bradbury.
Season four contestant Luke Toki will return as a champion this time round – making show history as the first player to make a comeback to Australian Survivor.
Show first: Season four contestant Luke Toki will also return as a champion this time round – making show history as the first player to make a comeback to Australian Survivor
The 32-year-old originally made his debut on Australian survivor in 2017 and became a fan favoruite, thanks to his cheeky sense of humour and bold blindsides.
Following news of his return, Luke revealed the heartbreaking reason he is chasing after the $500,000 prize money on the show’s new series.
Speaking to Courier Mail, Luke explained he is competing for his six-week-old baby daughter Madeline, who has cystic fibrosis.
The Perth-based miner and his wife Mary have two other sons, Lennox and Nate, who have autism and global development delay, respectively.
He said: ‘It was a very hard decision for me to go ahead, but $500,000 can boost the lifestyle that my children can potentially have.’
‘It can boost the lifestyle of my children’: Luke explained he is competing for his six-week-old baby daughter Madeline, who has cystic fibrosis, along with his sons Lennox and Nate