Tevin is toppled in 'Survivor SA: Philippines'

Tevin is toppled in 'Survivor SA: Philippines'

Terence Pillay caught up with master-villain Tevin Naidu after his blindside on last week’s 'Survivor SA: Philippines'.


Listen to Terence chatting to Tevin Naidu about 'Survivor SA: Philippines' below, or read the details under the podcast. 

Mindanao puppet master Tevin Naidu had his strings surprisingly snipped on M-Net’s Survivor South Africa: Philippines in the biggest blindside of the season, so far. At this week’s Tribal Council, the 24-year-old Medical Doctor collected votes from all three other Mindanao tribe members to become the 6th castaway to be eliminated from the game.  

While Mindanao comfortably won the week’s Reward Challenge and celebrated Josie’s birthday with their prize pizza feast, they were a distant third to Luzon and Visayas in the Tribal Immunity Challenge to book themselves an appointment with Nico Panagio at Tribal Council. 

Confident in the strength of his alliance, Tevin even kicked off Tribal Council by telling Nico it was a bittersweet night as they’d grown fond of Josie, but that they had to ‘keep their blood blue’. It was only when PK started talking about ‘making a big move’ and turned to Josie and Toni to ask: “Guys, what are we doing?” that Tevin sensed blood in the water and tried to steady the ship by talking about the importance of timing a big move.

His last-gasp grasp for control was in vain though, as his closest ally PK, ‘Mindanao Strong’ cohort Toni, and newcomer Josie sealed his fate with a landslide blindside. As he departed, he couldn’t help but marvel at the scale of the blindside and congratulated his fellow tribe members on pulling it off. 

Tune in to Survivor South Africa: Philippines this week (Thursday 21 June, 19:00 on M-Net 101) to see if Tom can win back some ground at Visayas, and what the original ‘Mindanao Strong’ bloc will think when they spot the Tevin-less tribe at their next challenge.  

Survivor fans can also have great fun online. For the first time ever, M-Net has created a Virtual Reality experience for fans of the show. By simply logging on to www.mnet.tv/survivorsa, viewers can click through to a full 360-degree experience of the Survivor SA islands, living areas, as well as each challenge site as the weeks progress. Fans can now see and experience the surroundings of the exotic Philippines exactly as the Survivor contestants did, and stumble upon some clues along the way that could put them in line to win some great prizes!  

The show is also available on DStv Catch-Up and Catch-Up Plus within 24 hours.

You can email Terence Pillay at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter: @terencepillay1 and engage with him there.  

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