I’ve said it all along George’s annoying and I bloody love him 🤣👍#SurvivorAU— REGINA SORENSEN (@BBreggie) August 1, 2021
George stealing the reins from Ursula as my all-time favourite villain isn’t what I expected for 2021, but here we are. #SurvivorAU— Georgia Love (@GeorgieALove) August 1, 2021
Comedy gold when GEORGE wandered back after Brains got fire. He’s like the puppy that chewed your favourite shoes. You want to be mad at him but he’s just too lovable. 😍 #SurvivorAU— Jonathan LaPaglia (@JLa_Paglia) July 20, 2021
As the season’s progressed, George has not only stolen hearts, he’s proven it’s possible to be both the villain and the hero.
If you don’t believe he’s an absolute icon, here’s the proof.
His Fashion Sense
George stepped foot in the Aussie Outback dressed head-to-toe in white, the least recommended colour of Cloncurry - and any town famous for its red dirt - which takes a whole other level of confidence.
Whats braver- George flipping rocks over in the Australian desert not knowing whats underneath or wearing all white in a place covered in red dirt thats never coming out? #SurvivorAU— Megan Harding 💉 (@megsyharding) July 18, 2021
And he brought a change of clothes just as memorable.
“I’m going to be walking into Tribal, I’m gonna be wearing my hat, my wonderful Maltese puppy Hawaiian shirt and my idol.”
Can we just appreciated George’s Hawaiian style shirt with white fluffy dogs on it? #survivorau— andrew simon (@Marilyn88933504) July 26, 2021
He Loves Macedonian Jesus
Having successfully helped the Cabramatta Macedonian Church get a grant, George now claims to be blessed by their Jesus.
“Thank you, Macedonian Jesus!” he says, as advantages and idols rain down from above.
“If there is a Macedonian Jesus out there, I need my bacon saved tonight!” He prays, when his pitch isn’t working and the other castaways are being “as stubborn as milking a donkey.”
And Australia has jumped on the bandwagon.
If George stays, we’re going to have to to choose between Macedonian Jesus and the Survivor Gods as our religion on our census forms. #SurvivorAU— Sir Kumference (@sirkumference) August 1, 2021
He Started From The Bottom…
“But is that the way that we judge our society? That if you are stronger, bigger and more muscular, you are better? I just don’t agree with that… At the end of the day, we all have talent, and we all need an opportunity to shine.”
It seemed like the odds were stacked against him, until Macedonian Jesus intervened, and he stumbled across an advantage that allowed him to save himself and five others at Tribal Council.
It was the first massive move of the season and all of Australia went crazy. Did it make him many allies? Not really.
Oooh George found an advantage! Now he might be second to go instead of first? #SurvivorAU— Previously On Australian Survivor (@PreviouslyonAS) July 18, 2021
…And He’s Still Here
“I said yesterday that there are heroes and villains in this tribe, and Cara is the biggest hero.”
And then there were two. Baden and George. And it really looked like one of them was going, especially because they failed to find an idol.
“It was at that point in time that I knew my goose was cooked,” George said.
So, he tried to convince the enemy, Joey, to work with him. But of course, that failed.
“Working with these people is like trying to milk a donkey. I’m sure its theoretically possible, but you’re going to get a sour outcome and that’s what it feels like for me on this tribe. I’m milking and milking and milking away, but nothing good is coming out of it.”
Swear to god George is cat with nine lives ! #SurvivorAu— Kery J 🐼 (@KeryJay89) August 1, 2021
He ‘Stole’ An Idol And Played It
Creepin’ around is something George has nailed. He followed Baden, saw him discover an idol clue, then found the idol himself, without any help.
After thanking Macedonian Jesus, he named his newest friend.
“I’m calling this idol Diego. Diego has fire and it’s burning inside of me. And I’m going to unleash him to cause chaos!”
Then, in a bold move rarely seen on Survivor, he “whipped out the body” and “whipped out the idol” and paraded around camp with it hanging around his neck for all to see, which resulted in everyone shifting their votes off him.
He Isn’t Afraid To Fight
George has played hard and true to himself. He doesn’t want to “stab people in the back”, he wants to get his “axe and swing it right at their face and let them see it coming.”
At least he’s honest, right? That’s one trait he says he’s learnt as a political operative. Alongside his ability to “handle snakes.”
“I’ve spent ten years in Bankstown Labor as a political operative. I know how to stay on my toes, and I’ve known those vultures and snakes in the grass for a very long time. Call me a snake handler, but I know how to handle snakes.”
Not only that, he’s worked hard physically, preparing for Survivor by “working out 6 times a week for 8 months” and the “body’s finally here. It’s here.”
Can we vote to make george put a shirt on? #SurvivorAU— Book of Bogan (@BookofBogan) July 26, 2021
His head is constantly on the chopping block, but he never stops pitching himself as the “total package”.
“I’m strong at the puzzles, I’m athletic, I have extreme mental endurance and physical. I bring an asset to this tribe, and you need assets to move forward... I slayed that reward today...”
And he’s not afraid to get up in someone's grill when he feels they’ve done something wrong. After Wai betrayed George and sent “Saint Cara” from the Brains tribe, George was livid.
“I can’t even look her in the eye, because I can’t stomach her betrayal,” he said. “But I know one thing, I am going to confront Wai.”
Now, He’s King
George’s entire game flipped on its head when the tribe swap happened. Thanks to the groundwork laid by Cara, Brawn members, Gerald, Emmett, Kez and Big D welcomed him to their majority alliance. Which meant he didn’t need to fight from the bottom anymore.
“In my head, I was going YEEESSS, YEEESSS. But I had to contain myself... Every brawn needs a brain and I’m going to run this operation... If things finally go my way, I’m going to be the king of the Brains tribe at last.”
No longer the “Bankstown cockroach.” Now, he’s the King.
Will anyone de-throne him?