Mark Owen
Mark O
Contestant Profile
Birth Date January 27, 1972 (1972-01-27) (age 46)
Hometown Manchester, UK
Occupation English Singer-Songwriter

Survivor: Kermadec Falls

Tribes Anju
► Niiv
Placement 14/18
Challenges Won 1
Votes Against 6
Days Lasted 9

Mark Owen was a contestant in Survivor: Kermadec Falls.


A hugely successful English singer and songwriter, Mark Owen is playing for the title and not the money. He has sold 45 million records worldwide with his band "Take That". Now coming down from his fame in the 90's, Mark Owen is ready to put himself to the physical test of Survivor.

Survivor: Kermadec Falls

Mark had a difficult time completing the very first challenge. He was the second to last to find the Anju finishing mat, he blamed it being used to the city and being able to follow signs to his destination. But since JJ was the last to find the mat, Mark wasn't targeted. It wasn't until later that his tribe-mates Sarah and Owen discovered that he was the famous English musician Mark Owen. They enjoyed having a celebrity on their team. Mark was albe to survive the first six days because of his charisma and his team won the second immunity challenge.

When the tribes were forced to switch themselves on Day 7, Mark and Vanessa volunteered to switch to Niiv. When they arrived, Mark tried to align with Grey and Sam and talked about his band. Sam thought Mark was bragging and it annoyed him. On Day 8, the survivors were beginning to feel the effects of hunger. Mark was starving.

Hunger has struck. I am starving! I have eaten nothing but undercooked rice and bugs for the past 8 days, I am STARVING!


Yet, at the immunity challenge, which involved collecting food, Mark was too hungry to work. He didn't pick any food from the garden and his team lost the challenge. Mark realized he blew the challenge and tried to get the other former Anju Vanessa to fix it. But Vanessa was upset that Mark probably cost her her own game. In a final attempt to save himself, Mark told Sam that Grey and Ilena were voting for him. Sam didn't buy it. Mark was later voted out 6-1, leaving Vanessa to fend for herself.

Voting History

Marks's Voting History
Episode Mark's
Voted Against
1 Cherry -
2 Anju Tribe Immune
3 Grey Grey, Ilena, Noctourne,
Sam, Tim & Vanessa
Voted Off, Day 9


On 2 April 2012 it was announced that Mark and his wife Emma are expecting their third child due in early summer.