Survivor host Jeff Probst spoke to People magazine and had some interesting comments on Survivor: San Juan Del Sur, here are his thoughts on the finalists.
Natalie and Nadiya were question marks for me, whether to cast them. I’m always wanting to put likable people on the show, and they weren’t likable on The Amazing Race. As it turned out, their stories couldn’t have been more different, which surprised me. The best thing that happened to Natalie was that Nadiya was voted out first. We’re watching a woman play with nothing to lose. She’s playing for revenge. She’ll make big moves
It’s amazing. On Day 1, he had no idea how to play this game. Now here we are in the finals and he’s a favorite to win. He’s got a great story. ‘Look at me! I’m a guy who didn’t know what I was doing. I came out so my son could have this experience, but I’m wiser than I look. I figured it out, and you never voted me out.’ If he says it right, he could win the game.
on Missy and Baylor
They played two very different games. If I were Baylor and made it to the end, I’d say, ‘I’m just a young kid, but I played this game well. You may have some more life experience than me, but I did very well for a 20-year-old girl, and that should be rewarded.’ Missy has a different argument. She should say, ‘I got this far with my limited skills. When I hurt my ankle, I transitioned my game and stayed in the competition.’ I’m not sure that either of those arguments will sway a jury, but those are their best arguments to make.
I may be alone in this, but I think Jaclyn can make a case to win this game. She’s a dark horse, but she’s ahead of Missy and Baylor. If she can make it to the end by winning immunity, she has a shot.
on next season tease
Survivor keeps surprising me. I’ve taped 30 seasons now and I never know what to expect. And season 30, which I’ll announce at the finale, delivers. That unpredictability is why I love Survivor so much.
Check out the full interview at people magazine
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