Phil was voted out at Tribal Council during Sunday's premiere episode of Australian Survivor: Brains V Brawn.
The 28-year-old artist from Melbourne received the most votes, after George chose to save himself as well as five others from elimination, in a shock twist.
Many viewers weren't happy that Phil - the show's first-ever non-binary contestant - was the first to be voted out.
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Brawn won the episode's immunity challenge, sending Phil, George and their Brains castaways to Tribal Council.
George, 31, blindsided his team when he chose to save himself, as well as five others, from elimination.
The political operative initially revealed to Wai his plan to vote out Mitch.
George chose to save Rachel, Baden, Cara, Georgia and Wai, meaning they would be unable to vote or receive votes.
Strategy: Earlier on in the episode, George, 31, blindsided his team when he chose to save himself, as well as five others, from elimination. The political operative from Sydney initially revealed to Wai his plan to vote out Mitch
'I think I'm going to want to be there tomorrow with people with good life experience. Rachel and Baden. Cara, Queen Georgia and the other one, I think we can learn a lot more from, it's my neighbour, Wai,' he said as he made his decision.
Phil was the first on the show to be voted out, having received four votes.
They later said in a piece to camera: 'I would have to say I'm in a state of shock. I seriously would never have thought that I would have gotten voted out the way I did.