Samantha Gash confirms her relationship with Mark Wales


She’s the ultra marathon runner who was eliminated from Survivor on Sunday night. 

And following her exit from the Samoan Islands, Samantha Gash revealed she’s since found love with fellow contestant Mark Wales, 37.

Speaking to Confidential, the 33-year-old said they only confirmed their relationship after they had both left the show. 

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Making it official! On Sunday, Samantha Gash confirmed her relationship with Survivor co-star Mark Wales

Making it official! On Sunday, Samantha Gash confirmed her relationship with Survivor co-star Mark Wales

Making it official! On Sunday, Samantha Gash confirmed her relationship with Survivor co-star Mark Wales

Making it official! On Sunday, Samantha Gash confirmed her relationship with Survivor co-star Mark Wales

Making it official! On Sunday, Samantha Gash, 33, confirmed her relationship with Survivor co-star Mark Wales, 37 

‘There wasn’t a romance on the island, and I think that’s really important to say,’ she said. 

‘We were there for the game of Survivor, and that was so important. But I would say now that we have walked away from it, I’ve come away with something better than a prize.’ 

Although one of the strongest competitors in the game, the Melbourne-based athlete’s strong bond to the former special ops soldier cost her as her Asaga tribe voted her out in order to break up their strong friendship.  

Game first, love second: 'We were there for the game of Survivor, and that was so important. But I would say now that we have walked away from it, I've come away with something better than a prize'

Game first, love second: 'We were there for the game of Survivor, and that was so important. But I would say now that we have walked away from it, I've come away with something better than a prize'

Game first, love second: ‘We were there for the game of Survivor, and that was so important. But I would say now that we have walked away from it, I’ve come away with something better than a prize’

Tactical move: Samantha's strong bond to the former special ops soldier cost her her place after her Asaga tribe voted her out to break up their strong friendship

Tactical move: Samantha's strong bond to the former special ops soldier cost her her place after her Asaga tribe voted her out to break up their strong friendship

Tactical move: Samantha’s strong bond to the former special ops soldier cost her her place after her Asaga tribe voted her out to break up their strong friendship

Earlier in the season, Mark and Samantha were spotted in an intimate embrace as they packed on the PDA while the others were sleeping. 

Mark, a leather jacket designer said that if he’d met Samantha outside of the game, he’d be interested in her.

‘Since day one, on the barge, I could feel a bit of closeness with Sam,’ he said. 

Getting close: 'Since day one, on the barge, I could feel a bit of closeness with Sam'

Getting close: 'Since day one, on the barge, I could feel a bit of closeness with Sam'

Getting close: ‘Since day one, on the barge, I could feel a bit of closeness with Sam’

‘It’s weird. I’d say it’s not more than a friendship.’

‘If I met her on the outside and she was single, I’d definitely be interested.’

Mark and 17 other contestants remain on Survivor, which continues Monday night at 7:30pm on Ten.

The game continues: Mark and 17 other contestants remain on Survivor, which continues Monday night at 7:30pm on Ten

The game continues: Mark and 17 other contestants remain on Survivor, which continues Monday night at 7:30pm on Ten

The game continues: Mark and 17 other contestants remain on Survivor, which continues Monday night at 7:30pm on Ten