The Traitors Australia star Camille explained her shocking final decision (Photo: BBC)

Traitors Australia star Camille Chicheportiche explained why she decided to surprise her fellow contestants and ensure none of them won the cash prize.

In the reality show's most recent season, former federal agent Camille was recruited by original Traitors Sam and Blake just two episodes before the finale.

After coming under pressure and believing they were about to be exposed, the boys brought Camille on board with the eventual plan to sacrifice her to allow them to walk away with the prize money.

However, in jaw-dropping scenes, the final minutes of the season saw Camille choose 'Steal' in the Traitors' Dilemma, leaving the $208,000 (£107,000) unable to be claimed by anyone.

Her decision shocked the other two Traitors, with Blake breaking down in tears and Sam lashing out, declaring that she “should have let us have it.”

Months after filming ended, Camille revealed why she wasn't willing to compromise on her final decision after it became clear she was going to be stabbed in the back.

Explaining how she was always “suspicious” about what the boys would do in the final decision, Camille said she “never considered” letting them keep all the money.

“I love stealth and deception in the game, but you can only do it a certain way, but Sam irritated the viewers and irritated me during the show,” she said.

Knowing she could never trust Sam, Camille said she was “ready to let him know who was boss” when the final moment came.

Reflecting on the reactions she faced at the end of the game, Camille said viewers “only saw a snapshot of the personal attack”.

“The rich man’s comment was simply ridiculous. I’m not rich, but it wouldn’t matter if I were,” she said.

“The personal attack gave a real insight into the type of person he was.

Camille in The Traitors Australia after foiling Sam and Blake's plans

The former federal agent decided that none of the Traitors should win the cash prize (Photo: BBC)

'I stayed calm and when it got too much I left.'

She added: 'I actually went back inside and drank champagne. Those boys went to their rooms and got drunk like kids and I got to drink champagne in the control room. I drank like I was a winner, because I was.

Despite contacting both of them after the cameras stopped rolling, Camille never heard back from either of them.

“They refused to talk to me,” she said.

Sam attacked when his decision was revealed (Photo: BBC)

She added: 'I think if I had been one of the reality TV stars or a man, they would have said “good game”, but I was an older woman and kind of a nobody to them.'

After airing in Australia in September, the show's second season was released by the BBC in the UK last month.

Speaking about the fan response, Camille said she was “feeling the love from the whole world” for the way she played the game.

“The fans who really understood that I was playing — I appreciate them so much,” she said.

Camille at the roundtable on The Traitors Australia

Camille said she didn't think twice when she was recruited (Photo: BBC)

Throughout the season, the Faithful were relatively useless, a fact that angered Camille.

Of the 10 round tables, only one resulted in a Traitor being sent home.

When he received the letter to be recruited, he didn't think twice.

The Australian version of the series was presented by actor Rodger Corser (Photo: Channel Ten)

'Being a Traitor allows you to reach the end. You have a lot of power. The Faithful were also so desperate and clueless that I could no longer work on that team,” she said.

'Playing with this squad was one of the most frustrating things I've ever had to do.

'They weren't even edited to be desperate. They really were. I think they maybe had different goals and wanted to increase their social media following or celebrity status.

Although The Traitors Australia was not renewed for another season, Camille said she would jump at the chance to appear again if she were asked to return.

The Traitors Australia is streaming on BBC iPlayer.

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