Anthony "Tony" Deane is a contestant from Survivor New Zealand: Nicaragua.

Tony started out as the leader of the Mogotón tribe due to his army experience, but after Hannah Gough's elimination, he was put on the chopping block for being a threat. After Avi Duckor-Jones scrambled to save Tom Paterson for his strength, Shay Tapusoa blindsided Tony. Tony won his first Redemption Island duel against Hannah but ended up losing the following duel to fellow tribemate Izzy Pearson, leaving him in 14th place overall.


How would you describe yourself? Friendly, easygoing with a fairly positive outlook on life. Pragmatic, logical thinker, straight-up, and I speak my mind.
Why are you doing Survivor? To experience the Survivor challenge and pit myself against the unknown. I'm a big Survivor fan from the first series (Rudy Boesch, the retired Navy Seal was always my favorite character).
What are your pet peeves? Lazy people who contribute little to the team effort, or who beat about the bush and don't come out and say what's on their mind.
What's your strategy? Survivor is a social strategic game that no individual can win on their own. It's all about numbers, so forming alliances is critical.
Why do you think you should win? I have worked hard all my life and never asked for, or relied on any handouts, so maybe lady karma can smile on me this time round... here's hoping!

Survivor NZ

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Voting History

Tony's Voting History
Episode Tony's
Voted Against
1 Hannah -
2 Tom Avi, Izzy,
Shay, Tom
Voted Out, Day 4
3 On Redemption Island
Eliminated, Day 10


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  • Tony is the oldest castaway to compete on the Survivor New Zealand series.
  • Tony was the first man to be voted out of and subsequently the first to be eliminated from Survivor New Zealand.
  • Tony is the first contestant on Survivor New Zealand to be voted out in an unanimous vote.
  • Tony was the only man to be eliminated pre-merge on Survivor NZ: Nicaragua.


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