The Mole (Australia season 6)

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The Mole
The Mole Culture Clash.jpg
Title card
Country of origin  Australia
No. of episodes 21
Broadcast
Original channel Seven Network
Original run 2 July 2013 – 16 October 2013
Season chronology
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(2005)

The sixth season of the Australian version of The Mole took place in various locations around Australia,[1] and was hosted by Shura Taft.[2]

Show details[edit]

In October 2012, the Seven Network announced through its 2013 programming launch that The Mole would return following a seven-year absence.[3] On 11 January 2013, it was announced that Shura Taft would be hosting the revived show.[2]

The announced maximum kitty for the season was $250,000.[4] The show premiered on Tuesday, 2 July at 7:30pm,[5] and was originally going to air three nights a week, however, disappointing ratings resulted in the show reverting to airing only once a week, on Wednesday nights showing double episodes at 9:30pm; that took effect from the fifth episode until the eleventh episode.[6] Further disappointing ratings, and a clash with a documentary on the Essendon Football Club supplements controversy saw the show moved to an even later timeslot, airing at 10:30pm on Wednesdays; this took effect from the twelfth episode until the end of the season.

Terminations in this edition of The Mole were, in the early stages of the game, far less frequent than is typical of other editions — the first termination, for instance, did not occur until the conclusion of the third episode. They were also somewhat irregularly spaced, and could occur at any time within a particular episode. After the seventh termination, the game settled into the more widely-utilised system of a quiz and termination occurring at the end of each episode.

Contestants[edit]

Twelve contestants participated this season.[7] On 11 June 2013, the contestants were revealed:[8]

Player Age Hometown Occupation Outcome
Seble Kebede 24 Melbourne, Victoria Law Graduate 11th Place
Jayden "Mozzie" Irving 21 Frankston, Victoria Life Guard 10th Place
Linda Klemm 42 Gold Coast, Queensland Medical Secretary 9th Place
Alex Lee 31 Manly Vale, New South Wales Engineer 8th Place
Kerrie Odger 28 Mackay, Queensland Mining Human Resources Manager 7th Place
Ally Young 28 St Ives Chase, New South Wales Design Consultant 6th Place
Nick Baylart 26 Brisbane, Queensland Art Gallery Assistant 5th Place
Shaun Ramsey 33 Cairns, Queensland Building Sales Representative 4th Place
Sam Hutchins 22 Bathurst, New South Wales AFL Development Officer 3rd Place
Aisha Jefcoate 22 Geraldton, Western Australia1 Communications Graduate Runner-up
Erin Dooley 24 Geelong, Victoria Sponsorship Co-ordinator The Mole
Hillal Kara-Ali 22 Granville, New South Wales Muslim Community Youth Leader Winner

1 Aisha Jefcoate has, since the end of filming, moved to Sydney as she tries to pursue a career in television presenting.[9]

Termination chart[edit]