NEW YORK – The Chicago lawyer who was booted from "Survivor" (search) on last week's episode is bitter about how he ended up getting tossed and thinks his ouster was unfair.
"No one will ever convince me that Lill or Burton outwitted, outlasted or outplayed me," Andrew Savage told the Chicago Sun Times, referring to the show's slogan.
"They were voted out fair and square . . . I'm not passing judgment on [producer] Mark Burnett (search) or [host] Jeff Probst (search). I think they're brilliant at what they do and I welcome whatever they want to throw at me. Bring it on. It's just a horrible reality that I'm the one who got pinched by it," he said.
Savage, 40, who was the "de facto" leader of his tribe on "Survivor" has been described as "dangerously authoritarian."
He was voted out of the game with the swing vote of Lill Morris, a middle-aged women in a boy-scout uniform, who had initially been eliminated from the game herself on an episode that aired weeks ago.
But Morris, 51, and Burton Roberts, 31, were reinstated on "Survivor: Pearl Islands" (search) when producers unexpectedly changed the rules on an episode two weeks ago.
"Without that twist. . . I really had a good chance of getting to the end and winning the damn thing," Savage said.