For the record, Jeff Probst said pre-season that because Brandon “was so combustible,” “we all kind of thought, hmmm, not sure we should ever bring him back.And then a little time went by, and he talked to us, and we talked to him, and our psychologist talked to him, and he sounded like he was going to be okay.” Probst reiterates that and attempts to stop the rumor mill by telling EW, “every contestant on Survivor undergoes an evaluation from our show psychologist each time they play.We never let anybody on the show who can’t pass the psych test. He was also great in our interviews before the show began. Gordon Holmes reveals that pre-game, “Brandon was ready to flip out in an air-conditioned office.” If it was clear to a mild-mannered, nice guy of a journalist that Brandon was ready to freak out, that could not have gone unnoticed by producers.We were actually very excited because he had a new approach to the game.” But no. Gordon observes, “What did they expect would happen under the stressful, luxury-deprived conditions of ‘Survivor’? It’s a fun one.”Eager viewers won’t have to wait long to see the connection heat up on the beaches of Fiji, either. But leave it to the millennials to give us a little love!
Here are our four nominations for Best/Worst Probst Moment (best or worst depending on your point of view) of Survivor in 2016.
Kimmel read my name and as he handed me the statue I reminded myself, “This is for your work on ‘Survivor.’” It was a very humbling slash humiliating moment to get an award.
The most humbling aspect was I wanted to be a part of the Emmy scene for so long. I finally get recognized and then absolutely blow it in front of all the people I wanted to impress.
’” Naturally, admits Probst, hooking up suits the younger tribe’s overall personality. And they’re both good looking.”Sure, they’ve got the beauty, but do they also have the brains to track down the hidden immunity idols?
“There’s this idea in the millennials that, ‘You know what?