Australian survivor: Phil is voted out in first tribal council

Phil was voted out of Tribal Council on Sunday’s premiere episode of Australian Survivor: Brains V Brawn.

The 28-year-old Melbourne artist took home the most votes after George chose to save himself and five others from elimination in a shock twist.

Many viewers weren’t happy that Phil – the very first non-binary contestant on the show – was voted out first.

First up: Phil (pictured) was voted OUT at Sunday’s premiere of Australian Survivor in a shocking twist — and fans aren’t happy that the show’s first non-binary contestant is the one to go

Brawn won the episode’s immunity challenge and sent Phil, George, and their Brains castaways to Tribal Council.

George, 31, caught his team by surprise when he chose to save himself and five others from elimination.

The political agent initially revealed to Wai his plan to vote Mitch out.

George chose to save Rachel, Baden, Cara, Georgia, and Wai, meaning they wouldn’t be able to vote or get votes.

Strategy: Earlier in the episode, George, 31, caught his team by surprise when he chose to save himself and five others from elimination.  The Sydney political cop initially revealed to Wai his plan to Mitch.  to vote away

Strategy: Earlier in the episode, George, 31, caught his team by surprise when he chose to save himself and five others from elimination. The Sydney political cop initially revealed to Wai his plan to Mitch. to vote away

“I think I want to be there tomorrow with people with good life experience. Rachel and Baden. Cara, Queen Georgia and the others, I think we can learn a lot more from, it’s my neighbor, Wai,” he said as he made his decision.

Phil was the first on the show to be voted out, after getting four votes.

Later, in one piece, they said to the camera, “I should say I’m in shock. I seriously never thought I would have been voted out like this.

“Unfortunately, I just didn’t have enough time to show my tribe that I’m an asset to them.”

Phil warned George to “keep it up” because “the people in the camp will definitely try to get at you.”

Playing the game: George chose to save Rachel, Baden, Cara, Georgia and Wai (pictured), meaning they wouldn't be able to vote or get votes

Playing the game: George chose to save Rachel, Baden, Cara, Georgia and Wai (pictured), meaning they wouldn’t be able to vote or get votes

Many viewers at home weren’t happy that the show’s very first non-binary contestant was voted out first.

A non-binary person is someone who does not identify solely as male or female. They are called ‘they’ or ‘them’.

“This is my first #SurvivorAU, but I’m sure it was a very bad move to eliminate the very first non-binary contestant in the first episode. Seriously, do better,” one wrote on Twitter.

Another added: ‘Really disappointing to finally have a non-binary representation on television, only to have it shortened by a crappy twist that no one would have ever asked for, or even addressed.’

Shock: Phil was the first on the show to be voted out, after getting four votes.  Phil later said in a piece for the camera, “I should say I'm in a state of shock.  I seriously never thought I would have been voted out like this

Shock: Phil was the first on the show to be voted out, after getting four votes. Phil later said in a piece for the camera, “I should say I’m in a state of shock. I seriously never thought I would have been voted out like this”

VERY angry that Survivor had its first non-binary player EVER in Survivor worldwide, and that they were doing little to nothing about it by sharing his story. But not surprised,” said one.

It wasn’t all negative online though, with others praising the show for its entertainment value.

“Not happy Phil gets the boot, but good first Tribal Council. Like that benefit,” one fan wrote.

“Okay, I really like George calling the big boss at tribal hehe. Nice to watch,” was another comment.

Australian Survivor: Brains V Brawn continues Monday at 7:30pm on Channel Ten

Online: Many viewers at home weren't happy that the show's very first non-binary contestant was voted out first.  It wasn't all negative online though, as others praised the show for its entertainment value

Online: Many viewers at home weren’t happy that the show’s very first non-binary contestant was voted out first. It wasn’t all negative online though, as others praised the show for its entertainment value

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