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Australian Survivor: Cara explains why she sacrificed her immunity idol for George

Australian Survivor’s Cara explains why she sacrificed her immunity idol for politician George – and reveals the Brains tribe’s biggest weakness

Australian Survivor’s Cara Atchison shocked viewers on Tuesday when she sacrificed her immunity idol for politician George Mladenov.

And the Double Bay real estate agent, 47, explained on Wednesday why she made the move that saw her kicked out of the Brains tribe.

Cara told news.com.au she knew giving up the idol for George would see her eliminated.

Ultimate sacrifice: Australian Survivor’s Cara Atchison has explained why she sacrificed her immunity idol for politician George Mladenov – and reveals the Brains tribe’s biggest weakness

But she explained the tribe’s hostility towards George did not sit well with her.

‘I did that a) for George, because he’s a very smart and slightly wounded individual, but b) because I just wanted to make a stand,’ she said. 

Cara said she knew she needed to stand up for the Labor spin doctor, adding that he was misunderstood by the other members of the tribe. 

Emotional: The real estate agent, 47, said the Brains tribe's hostility towards George (pictured), did not sit well with her. The Labor spin doctor wept when Cara sacrificed herself for him

Emotional: The real estate agent, 47, said the Brains tribe’s hostility towards George (pictured), did not sit well with her. The Labor spin doctor wept when Cara sacrificed herself for him

Her selfless act for George at the tribal council made him burst into tears.

When he thanked her for her sacrifice, Cara sweetly told him: ‘I’m a mum.’

The mother of three told news.com.au she felt protective of George, saying: ‘He’s not even a bad person! It’s just a game.’

Following the emotional tribal council, Cara was given a second chance to join the rival Brawn tribe – despite being enemies with them.

Twist: Following the emotional tribal council, Cara was given a second chance to join the rival Brawn tribe - despite being enemies with them

Twist: Following the emotional tribal council, Cara was given a second chance to join the rival Brawn tribe – despite being enemies with them

Second chance: Hinting at events set to unfold in upcoming episodes, she cryptically told news.com.au she enjoyed her time with the Brawn tribe

Second chance: Hinting at events set to unfold in upcoming episodes, she cryptically told news.com.au she enjoyed her time with the Brawn tribe

Hinting at events set to unfold in upcoming episodes, she cryptically said she enjoyed her time with the Brawn tribe.

She also said the rival tribe was more comfortable with their emotions – unlike the Brains, whose biggest flaw was being ‘too in their head’.

Australian Survivor: Brains vs Brawn continues Sunday at 7:30pm on Channel 10 

Weakness: She also said the rival tribe was more comfortable with their emotions - unlike the Brains, whose biggest flaw was being 'too in their head'

Weakness: She also said the rival tribe was more comfortable with their emotions – unlike the Brains, whose biggest flaw was being ‘too in their head’

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