Six disgusting things the survivor contestants had to deal with that we didn't see on TV.

Australian Survivor is over for another year and while no one is as happy about that as winner Jericho Malabonga, we’re betting it’s not just the $500,000 prize money the 25-year-old is celebrating this week.

It’s getting out of Samoa – the place where he and 21 others spent up to 55 days without access to the basics we take for granted, like toothbrushes.

To celebrate the fact that everyone who entered the remote beach now has access to hot water and Netflix, we’ve taken a look at the most disgusting things the contestants had to deal with.

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Henry probably smelled at this moment. Everyone smelled.(Source: Channel 10/ Australian Survivor.)

Extreme diet.

The survivors were given a portion of rice and beans daily to make sure they didn't starve to death, but if they wanted anything else, they had to catch it or earn it.

As a result, every contestant who went into the jungle lost weight, with many looking downright skeletal by the time they left.

For contestants Aimee Stanton and Mark (AKA Tarzan) Herlaar this diet left them with some serious, ahem, stomach problems once they were voted off.

No toothbrushes or toothpaste.

Contestant Peter Conte told The Binge's Clare Stephens that he and his campmates had no effective way of fixing their bad breath.

"In terms of brushing your teeth you don't get anything," he said.


"Sometimes you can get charcoal from the fire and brush your teeth and your mouth just looks like an absolute disaster for a while and then you're like 'oh my teeth are slightly cleaner, I hope this did something, but I'm not really sure'.

"But yeah, no toothbrush, no hygiene, they don't really give you anything for hygiene, you just stink. It's not glamorous at all."

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No soap.

And no real way to get clean. Peter also told Mamamia the survivors' method for cleaning is just an ineffective.

"OK, so my theory is that everyone just smells so bad that your nose just gets used to it and then you stop smelling people," he said.

"But I'm assuming we all smelt horrible."

"No soap, I wish there was soap. I think the only time anyone really got clean was that waterfall challenge... but for the most part, you just go in the salt water in the ocean, thinking, 'I'm hoping this is doing something', when really it's not."

Constantly feeling wet and sticky.

What made the lack of shower facilities worse was the humidity of the Samoan climate. Peter told that the frequent rain was not fun for anyone.

"Nothing ever dries and it is the worst. We were almost always uncomfortably wet and when rain hit the idea of being drenched and having no real way to dry yourself was on every contestant’s mind."

"The effect the weather had on the mood of the camp was very noticeable."

No razors.

Having smooth legs and underarms was pretty much impossible for the survivors who wanted to shave (unless they lasered it off beforehand) with no access to razors.

This meant the women had to embrace the au naturel look. Easy for some, not so much for others.

That time of the month still comes.

While the female contestants did have access to sanitary pads and tampons, but according to many accounts, they don't have toilet paper. Thankfully, they are allowed to take their birth control, so contestants like Kate from last year's season managed to skip their period altogether.

All we can say is - don't sign us up for Australian Survivor 2018.

Are there any things on this list that you could easily deal with?