'Survivor' Host Jeff Probst Explains 'Game Changers' Concept
The longtime host explains how the concept came about, and why these 20 returning players were chosen for the cast.
“Like many Survivor ideas, it’s been one that’s been circulating for a while, but we wanted to wait until we really did feel like we had a diverse enough group of Game Changers,” Jeff told Parade‘s Josh Wigler. “Not just guys who were strong in challenges or women who are very strategic. We wanted an array. We wanted to be able to go into our past and also our present. We felt like the last few seasons, we’ve had such good gameplay that there are a lot of current players who felt right for it.”
He added, “My idea of Game Changers is anytime you are actively making a decision, you’re making a move. There are a lot of people who don’t make decisions. They purposely put themselves in a spot where you take them by the hand. Those are the people I would never ask back. You don’t contribute to the game evolving. But not making a move because you’ve decided it’s not the right time to make a move? That’s a move, 100%! Do I go all in or do I let him win this hand? I’m going to let him win this hand. That’s a move!”
Survivor: Game Changers premieres on Wednesday, March 8 @ 8PM ET on CBS.
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