The stunt casting continues on Survivor.
With the entire cast expected to be announced later today, EW has broken news about three of the 9 pairs that will be competing on the show’s upcoming 29th season.
Controversial former baseball relief pitcher John Rocker will be playing along with his girlfriend, spray-tan business owner Julie McGee.
Rocker pitched for the Atlanta Braves in the 1999 World Series against the Yankees but made national headlines later in the year when he was asked he would ever consider playing in New York. Rocker’s response?
“I’d retire first. It’s the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the 7 train to the ballpark looking like you’re [riding through] Beirut next to some kid with purple hair next to some queer with AIDS right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It’s depressing… The biggest thing I don’t like about New York are the foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country?”
Two-time Amazing Racers, Sri Lankan twins Nadiya and Natalie Anderson will also compete on Survivor.
“I think this is a couple of notches up from The Amazing Race,” said Natalie comparing her experiences on both CBS reality shows. “You’re taking away the human basics and the things you yearn for the most, which is comfort and warmth and food.”
Broadway boyfriends Reed Kelly and Josh Canfield will also appear on the show. Kelly has appeared on stage in the ensembles of Wicked and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, where he also played “Debut Super-Man” and villain Swiss Miss.
The rest of the cast is expected to be announced today.
Survivor: San Juan del Sur premieres on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m.
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