Neil Voller. Picture:Supplied

What a wow! That is all I have to say about last nights episode of Survivor South Africa: Philippines. If you thought the first episode was exciting, the second delivered just as many twists and turns.

In a shocking twist, 55 year-old HR Executive, Neil Voller’s stay came to a dramatic end as a tie-breaking draw of rocks, yes rocks have already made an appearance, at Tribal Council saw him eliminated, moments after being unanimously elected as tribe Luzon’s leader.

READ: Neil exits #SurvivorSA in shock twist

Following his unexpected departure, Neil spoke to us.

Why did you decided to enter Survivor South Africa?

Survivor is actually my lifestyle, I have always been someone who pushed themselves. I have climbed Kilimanjaro, I have done the Comrades Marathon multiple times, I am a avid hiker as well so deciding to do Survivor was very easy because I love pushing boundaries and this experience did not take me out of my comfort zone, in fact I was in an environment I thrive in.

How did you prepare for Survivor SA?

I like to live life in the moment and experience things myself so to be honest there was not a lot of preparation at all. I consider myself a healthy person so what I did was watch past seasons as preparation and just before leaving, I did some physical training.

What was your strategy going into the game?

My strategy was to disappear and that might sound weird because I was just elected as leader but I really wanted to be in the background and just be the old uncle that people go to for advice and I found that a little difficult to do.

You spent just 6 days on the show, but what did you learn?

I actually did not learn anything in terms of life lessons, the experience just affirmed what I know about me and my abilities

What went through your mind when you realised you had picked the white rock?

Can I just say that the adrenaline in the moment was pumping, when I opened my hand I was immediately disappointed but that changed because I realised that I was leaving like a rock star because the elimination was something no one has control over, I was not outplayed by anyone.

Any regrets?

Zero. I played the game the best way I knew how and I loved every single moment of it.

What was the first thing you did when you got home?

I am a Durban boy so I ate a hot chicken curry. When I got home I had also learnt that my father in-law died whilst I was on Survivor and I didn’t make the funeral so I just wanted to be there for my wife.