It's still far too early to tell, but Whangarei Survivor super-fan Dylan Conrad's position in the TV game seems fragile after the most recent episode.

The 26-year-old Auckland retail manager, originally from Whangarei, is among the 18 castaways from across New Zealand who will spend up to 40 days marooned on a deserted island in Thailand, in a bid to take home the $250,000 first prize.

He has previously described himself as the ultimate Survivor super-fan and co-hosted a dedicated Survivor NZ podcast during the first season.

Before Survivor came to New Zealand last year, he even applied for United States residency to try to get on the American version.

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Conrad is in the Khang Khaw tribe - currently on top after Sunday's latest episode.

The other tribe, Chani, haven't been doing so well. They headed to tribal council - an elimination ceremony where contestants go to a polling booth with a piece of paper and write the name of the person they would like eliminated, then drop it into an urn. The person with the most votes leaves the island. Chani has had two members voted off.

Khang Khaw have so far avoided the tribal council and Conrad remains on the island, fighting for the glory of being sole survivor and the prize money. But episode three showed some resentment toward Conrad from his fellow tribesmen and some of his tweets show he's aware he isn't the flavour of the month either.

He had a lacklustre performance in the reward challenge, as did the rest of his team, meaning Chani won a haul of fishing kit for their efforts.

Conrad didn't perform that well during the reward challenge, but he stays to fight another day. Photo / Scott McAulay
Conrad didn't perform that well during the reward challenge, but he stays to fight another day. Photo / Scott McAulay

While it is still very early stages of the competition, it seems as if Conrad hasn't gelled very well with the other contestants so far. He has been accused of all sorts of things, including being "shady" by other members of his tribe in the most recent episode.

Fellow tribe-member Adam seems to have a vendetta against Conrad and complains about him at every possible occasion.

Conrad is safe for now, but If his tribe start losing, it is possible they could turn on him even more and he could be voted off the island.