Survivor's Mark Wales packs on the PDA with Samantha

It's the highly competitive reality series that will ultimately see one person remaining on the Samoan island.

But on Tuesday night's episode of Australian Survivor, Mark Wales, 37, could not hide his affection for endurance athlete Samantha Gash, 32.

After the pair were spotted in an intimate embrace, the former special ops commander said on-camera: 'If I met her on the outside and she was single, I'd definitely be interested.' 

'If I met her on the outside, I'd definitely be interested': Australian Survivor's Mark Wales, 37, packed on the PDA with athlete Samantha Gash, 32, on Tuesday night's episode 

'If I met her on the outside, I'd definitely be interested': Australian Survivor's Mark Wales, 37, packed on the PDA with athlete Samantha Gash, 32, on Tuesday night's episode 

Explaining their immediate connection, Mark said: 'Since day one, on the barge, I could feel a bit of a closeness with Sam.

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

'It's a..Oh look, if I met her on the outside and she was single, I'd definitely be

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