It took him four seasons and 117 days to do it, but Survivor favourite “Boston” Rob Mariano finally won the $1m prize money.
He defeated finalists Phillip and Natalie to take out the prize that had eluded him so many times before.
Mariano won the show over a week ago, but it aired in Australia on GO! last night.
“I used what I brought to the game from my past experiences, was able to get my foot in the door, and the people were responsive to that,” he said.
He also won the audience-voted $100,000 prize as the most popular contestant on the show over Redemption-Island regular, Matt. His wife, Amber, also won $1 million on the show, in 2004. They now have two daughters.
Eliminated contestant Russell Hantz told Jeff Probst that after three seasons he was done with the show, but then appeared to retreat from the threat when Probst asked if Producers should throw away his number.
Mariano, who has also competed on The Amazing Race, says he plans to begin a project with the History Channel.
The next Survivor season takes place in the South Pacific.