Although there are several entertaining elements to the game of Survivor, blindsides would have to be up there amongst the most thrilling. The act of voting somebody out with out them seeing it coming may well be a devastating blow to the contestant, but is pretty much usually riveting viewing for us Survivor fans. Though there has only been 3 seasons of Network Ten’s iteration of Australian Survivor so far, we have currently been treated to a quantity of bold blindsides.

Under, in chronological order, we count down the largest and finest blindsides in Australian Survivor (so far).

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While there are many entertaining aspects to the game of Survivor, blindsides would have to be up there amongst the most thrilling. The act of voting someone out without them seeing it coming may be a devastating blow to the contestant, but is almost always riveting viewing for us Survivor fans. Although there has only been three seasons of Network Ten's iteration of Australian Survivor so far, we have already been treated to a number of bold blindsides.

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Below, in chronological order, we count down the biggest and best blindsides in Australian Survivor (so far).

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Although eight people were voted out before Craig on the first season of Australian Survivor, it was his elimination that confirmed our Aussie version could well and truly hold its own against its original US counterpart. The move to oust Craig was orchestrated by Phoebe, a contestant who had come into the tribe late due to a pre-merge tribe swap. As a result, Phoebe was in the minority against to the tribe's dominant alliance, and was considered the easy vote-out at that tribal council.n

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Unbeknownst to her competitors, Phoebe had other plans, and used her hidden immunity idol to negate the votes against her and eliminate power player Craig instead. Seeing not only a blindside but a successful idol play is always thrilling, and although Phoebe didn't last much longer in the game, her legacy lives on.

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The post-merge phase of season one was generally no where near as dynamic as the pre-merge, largely due to the dominance of the majority alliance. After a string of votes featuring less than exciting game play in which the members of the minority alliance were picked off one by one, things were finally shaken up by the blindside of Brooke.

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As someone who had been in the majority for the entirety of the season, it was clear Brooke was certainly not expecting to be voted out while people they were less closely aligned with were still in the game. To make things even more exciting, the one who decided to turn on Brooke was Flick, her number one ally from day one of the game. Seemingly realising she needed her own move to distinguish her game from Brooke's, Flick sacrificed their friendship, at least momentarily, to further herself.

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Although early in the season, Aimee's vote out is one of the most memorable of season two. As Aimee was a member of the then majority alliance, it seemed like there were several people who would be voted out before her, like outsiders Tessa and A.K.n

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What the other players did not bank on was Tessa and A.K banding together to create a new majority through eliminating Aimee. Bringing in fringe-members of the original majority Jarrad and Ziggy, and successfully flipping Peter to their side, the move to oust Amy cemented the formation of the Samatau Five, one of the most entertaining, not to mention effective alliances in all of Australian Survivor. The move also successfully set the tone for a season in which big moves would become a recurring theme.

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The move to oust one of season two's biggest players, Henry, is unforgettable for just how darn seamless it was. Members of opposing alliances joined forces to eliminate a mutual threat in power player Henry, and each contestant played their own role in convincing Henry he was safe. Considering the risk factors involved, like the fact it was known that Henry had an idol, this was no easy feat.n

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Somehow, through a series of smaller, more subtle moves, they were collectively able to assure Henry of his supposed safety and blindside him and the three other people who weren't in on the plan. Considering Henry had always been a player who had been acutely aware of his position in the game, it seems the one time he let his guard down was the perfect time to get him out.

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The way Benji ensured the elimination of Mat goes down as the most unique move in Australian Survivor history, as well as arguably the biggest. It all started when Sharn attempted to play her idol for leader of the majority alliance, Mat, aware that he was likely to be eliminated due to an uprising started by Benji.

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After she announced her intention to use the idol to save Mat, Benji knew he had to think on his feet or else Mat would be saved. Sensing he may not get another chance to vote Mat out, Benji quickly told Sharn that she was actually the target, and that she should play the idol for herself instead. Fooled by Benji's bluff, Sharn played the idol for herself, and Mat was sent home with his own unused idol. Benji's move marked the first time someone successfully convinced another player not to use their idol for the intended person on the spot in all of Survivor, a move that has yet to be replicated.

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