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Survivor 2002 (U.K.)
Survivor 2 UK
Season Information
Season No.: 2
Season Run: March 13, 2002 – May 29, 2002
Winner: Jonny Gibb
Cast
Opening Sequence
Season Chronology

Survivor 2002 (U.K.) was the second season of the British reality show, Survivor.

Contestants were divided into two initial tribes named North Island and South Island. After four contestants were voted out, the remaining eight merged into a tribe called Columbus.

Production

The second season was filmed in the Panamanian province of Bocas del Toro.

Twist/Changes

  • Fewer Contestants: The game started with just 12 contestants, four less than first season.
  • Shorter Game: The game lasted 37 days, three days shorter than the first season.
  • Smaller Merge: The two tribes merged when there were just 8 contestants remaining in the game.
  • Public Jury Vote: Because there were an even number of jurors, the British public were given the right to cast a seventh Jury vote.

Castaways

Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original Tribe Merged Tribe
S2uk sarah t Sarah McCombie
22, London
South Island 1st Voted Out
Day 4
5
S2uk lee t Lee Capon
25, Benfleet, Essex
South Island 2nd Voted Out
Day 8
4
S2uk tayfun t Tayfun Kadioglu
27, London
North Island 3rd Voted Out
Day 12
5
S2uk meeta t Meeta Bose
34, Hertfordshire
North Island 4th Voted Out
Day 16
5
S2uk helen t Helen Carney
22, Hilton, Sheffield
North Island Columbus 5th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 20
8
S2uk alastair t Alastair Brogan
34, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire
North Island 6th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 24
4
S2uk drew t Drew Agger
27, Hereford, Hertfordshire
North Island 7th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 28
4
S2uk dave t Dave Porter
55, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
North Island 8th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 32
4
S2uk bridget t Bridget Griffiths
43, Farringdon, Oxon
South Island 9th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 34
12
S2uk john t John Dalzell
32, Winchester, Hampshire
South Island 10th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 36
2
S2uk susannah t Susannah Moffatt
27, London
South Island Runner-Up 6
S2uk jonny t Jonny Gibb
30, Edinburgh
South Island Sole Survivor 0

Season Summary

The twelve contestants were divided into two tribes, North Island (red) and South Island (blue). South Island had a rough start at the beginning of the game, losing the first three challenges in a row. The tribe's early losses sent them to the first two Tribal Councils, where they voted out Sarah McCombie (for being weak and asking to leave) and Lee Capon (because some of the tribemembers thought they would be in a better position if he left). However, the tribe's losing steak did not last for long, and they fought back, winning the next four challenges. North Island was sent to Tribal Council twice in a row, where they voted out Tayfun Kadioglu (for not fitting in) and Meeta Bose (because she had asked to leave).

On Day 14, the two tribes evenly merged, with four members each, into one tribe - Columbus. Before the merge, the two tribes had vowed to remain loyal to one another through to the very end. At the new tribe's first Tribal Council, expectedly, there was a deadlocked 4-4 tie between Helen Carney and Bridget Griffiths. The two tied contestants took part in a sudden death trivia quiz about Panama; Helen was eliminated after the second question, meaning that South Island was now in the majority. At the next three Tribal Councils, South Island voted out the last remaining members of North Island consecutively (Alastair Brogan, Drew Agger and Dave Porter).

At this point, only original members of South Island remained; they now had no choice, but to vote out one of their own. By a unanimous vote, Bridget, the original tribe outsider, was voted out at the next Tribal Council. The three remaining members of Columbus then competed in their Final Immunity Challenge; Susannah Moffatt was victorious, and was given the power to decide who would sit next to her in the Final Two. Despite believing that Jonny Gibb was less popular than John Dalzell, she voted out the latter thinking that she was remaining true to a deal that she had with Jonny.

At the Final Tribal Council, Susannah garnered no votes as people believed that she did not need the money and was "undeserving", and Jonny received all six of the jury votes from the contestants and an additional vote from the British public due to his likeability. Jonny became the second Sole Survivor of Survivor (U.K.) and the first ever contestant to have played a "perfect" game.

Episode Guide

Episode Challenges Eliminated Vote Finish
Reward Immunity
1 North Island1 Sarah 5-1 1st Voted Out
Day 4
2 North Island North Island Lee 4-1 2nd Voted Out
Day 8
3 South Island South Island Tayfun 5-1 3rd Voted Out
Day 12
4 South Island South Island Meeta 4-1 4th Voted Out
Day 16
5 Drew,
Susannah
None
6 Drew Jonny Helen 4-4;
3-3;
Tiebreaker
2
5th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 20
7 John,
[Bridget]
John Alastair 4-3 6th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 24
8 Drew,
Jonny
Dave Drew 4-2 7th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 28
9 John Dave 4-1 8th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 32
Jonny
10 John,
Jonny,
Susannah
John Bridget 3-1 9th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 34
11 Susannah Susannah John 1-0 10th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 36
12 Jury Vote Susannah 7-0 Runner-Up
Jonny Sole Survivor

Notes:

^1 Combined Reward and Immunity Challenge
^2 With a deadlock tie between Bridget and Helen and both having just one previous vote, a quiz trivia was held, eliminating Helen.


Voting History

Survivor 2002 (U.K.) Voting History
Original Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Eliminated: S2uk sarah t
Sarah
S2uk lee t
Lee
S2uk tayfun t
Tayfun
S2uk meeta t
Meeta
S2uk helen t
Helen
S2uk alastair t
Alastair
S2uk drew t
Drew
S2uk dave t
Dave
S2uk bridget t
Bridget
S2uk john t
John
S2uk susannah t
Susannah
S2uk jonny t
Jonny
Vote: 5-1 4-1 5-1 4-1 4-4 3-3 4-3 4-2 4-1 3-1 1-0 7-0
Jonny Sarah Lee Helen Helen Alastair Drew Dave Bridget Jury Vote
Susannah Sarah Lee Helen Helen Alastair Drew Dave Bridget John
John Sarah Lee Helen Helen Alastair Drew Dave Bridget Jonny
Bridget Sarah Lee Helen None

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Drew Dave Susannah Jonny
Dave Tayfun Meeta Bridget Bridget Susannah Susannah Bridget Jonny
Drew Tayfun Meeta Bridget Bridget Susannah Susannah Jonny
Alastair Tayfun Meeta Bridget Bridget Susannah Jonny
Helen Tayfun Meeta Bridget None

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Jonny
Meeta Tayfun Helen
Tayfun Meeta
Lee Sarah Bridget
Sarah John


Notes:

  • With a deadlock tie between Bridget and Helen and both having just one previous vote, a quiz trivia was held, eliminating Helen.
  • A seventh Jury vote was determined by a public vote.

Trivia

  • The tribe colors of this season are based on the Panamanian flag.
  • The first individual Immunity Challenge of the season was the longest ever endurance challenge in the entire Survivor franchise.
    • The challenge lasted over 24 hours.
  • This season was played in 4 day cycles, rather than the traditional 3.
  • This season marks the first time any contestant has ever played a "perfect game", having had no votes cast against them during Tribal Council and receiving every Jury vote in a season, in the history of the franchise of Survivor.
  • Some of the music composed for this season by Russ Landau was used during the American seasons Survivor: Pearl Islands and Survivor: All-Stars.
    • All three of the seasons that this music was used in were set in Panama.

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