Brother Alex Frost of Survivor contestant Sam Frost asks an unusual favor.
Alex Frost, Sam Frost’s younger brother, uttered the words that no player has ever said in a Survivor scene.
Alex Frost, an injured Australian Survivor contestant, pleaded with his fellow tribe members to vote him out of the game during Monday’s episode.
While competing in the game with Sam Frost’s ex-boyfriend Jay Bruno, Sam’s younger brother, who has appeared on The Bachelorette and Home And Away, has been battling a mysterious back injury since the beginning of the season.
While his tribemates debated whether or not to vote him out of the game, he was in constant pain and at times immobile.
All of it became too much by Monday’s tribal council, and Frost surprised his fellow competitors, all of whom were competing for a chance to win $500,000.
When Jonathan LaPaglia, the show’s host, told the players it was time to vote and then called Alex to cast the first vote, it came as a surprise.
Instead, he put his head in his hands and paused before continuing.
“I had a major decision to make before tonight. That’s right, I’m asking for my removal from office. “I want you all to vote me out,” I said.
Frost described the “mental and physical” toll his back pain was taking on him: He lamented, “It’s killing me.”
Despite the fact that it should have been a simple vote, Frost’s fellow tribe members refused to grant his wish, preferring to stick with their original voting plan and encourage him to stay in the game instead.
Reminding him that players are free to leave the show at any time, LaPaglia reminded him that he had the option of voting himself out of the game.
If this is that painful for you, Alex, no one is expected to stay in the game if they don’t want to. How do you feel about it?
Frost sighed and remarked, “I have to go now.
Frost was then able to leave the game immediately, allowing the rest of the tribe to avoid a vote and all remaining players to remain safe from elimination for the time being.
With each contestant paired up with a loved one, Frost and Bruno were perhaps the most unique pairing in this season’s Blood vs. Water twist.
When Bruno was still dating Sam Frost’s reality TV star sister, Sam, Survivor filmed this season in Queensland in October and November of last year.
A few months later, Bruno, a personal trainer in Melbourne, revealed that he “couldn’t see a future” with the Sydney star.