The Illawarra's eccentric adventure man Andrew Ucles has been booted from Channel 10's Survivor reality show, but it won't be the last time you'll see him on the small screen.
Prior to entering the Queensland outback for the sixth Australian season of the show, Ucles already had extensive knowledge of survival having spent years filming Bear Grylls-style escapades for his YouTube channel and training as a "survival instructor" with the Defence Force.
"I knew going into that setting I was going to be very comfortable and the Australian outback is my backyard but survival and Survivor are two completely different things," the Dapto native told the Mercury.
"It's a mind game and going into this it was more to do with my social strategy and social game play."
Being a "threat" to other contestants may have led to him to pack his bags during episode 19 which aired on Sunday night, but the experience hasn't tainted his view of reality television.
Ucles would love to battle his way through other "survival" style shows like Alone (currently in the US) and Hunted (soon to launch in Australia).
It's a mind game and going into this it was more to do with my social strategy and social game play.Andrew Ucles
He said he would also be keen to test out his romance skills as the nation's next Bachelor, admitting he left Survivor without even the glimmer of a spark and is still as single as ever.
For now, the nature-lover said he is happy focusing on his career which includes his own documentary-style show on Netflix that just launched in the UK and is "circling the globe", Born to be Wild.
He hopes Australian audiences will be able to get a taste of the adventure soon too.
"The series follows me around Australia, the Amazon and Africa, with some of the escapades I've done over the years," Ucles said.
"It's all about bringing people closer to nature and I get up to some pretty wild things."
The series draws from unreleased footage from his travels around the globe in recent times.
In the past, Ucles has used the jaws of an alligator to open a coconut, wrangle a snake on roller skates, disguised himself as an emu to catch a kangaroo, along with using his bare hands to catch many other wild animals.
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