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The Chat David Genat Had With His Wife About Flirting On 'Australian Survivor'

International model David Genat said he cleared one of his key strategies with his wife before entering 'Australian Survivor' 2019.

Genat is the self-described "Golden God" of the game at the moment, with a knack for charming his tribe mates and hunting for immunity idols.

"You've got to use all the weapons at your disposal, and if that's walking around without a shirt on then, why not go for it?" he said at the beginning of the game when cosying up to AFLW player, Abbey Holmes.

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The model told 10 daily that he cleared a few of his more devious strategies with his wife Pearl Christensen before heading into the game.

"We’d had extensive conversations before we went into the game, especially relating to my strategy in trying to align myself with the girls," he said. 

"I said, ‘You know I’m going to try and charm the ladies and do all that kind of stuff’. 

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David added that using his acting skills is nothing new, with Pearl being pretty used to him getting up close and personal when he's on set.

"She’s used to a bit of that with my work, in a way, because I’m always in fake relationships [as a model]," he explained. 

"So she was fully prepared my scandalous behaviour and it wasn’t an issue, she thought it was hilarious," he added. 

And if you needed more proof that David's marriage is strong as nails, and that Pearl is as chill as they come -- it turns out she also had a good laugh at THAT popcorn reward challenge scene.

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As a home video of Pearl and daughter Rei began playing at the 'Survivor' cinema -- David began shoving his face with popcorn and frantically searching for a hidden immunity idol.

"You are missing family, it’s super emotional," said, explaining that he was moved by the footage, even though his crocodile tears in front of his tribe were 100 percent fake. 

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"When the screen popped and I saw my daughter and my wife there I was genuinely struck and fortunately, they cut the worst of the crying out because I have a pretty ugly cry face," he laughed. 

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"But then, I’m playing the game to win and the focus is finding the idol and eating as much food as you can because we hadn’t had any."

He told 10 daily that the combination of finding the idol, on top of receiving the video from home left him feeling "overwhelmed".

"So I was having the emotional response to, ‘Oh I get to see a family video' and then to find an idol, when you feel that level of elation, you just kind of lose track of your sense, it’s kind of overwhelming." 

Australian Survivor: Champions V Contenders' premieres Wednesday, 24 July at 7.30pm, only on 10, 10 Play and WIN Network.