February 11, 2010 08:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
Fans of Survivor will be happy to know that host Jeff Probst isn’t going away anytime soon! The host has spoken….and he’s sticking around for at least two more seasons of the hit reality competition. Keep reading to find out how he made his decision…
Despite the fact that CBS announced plans to bring Survivor back for a 21st and 22nd season, Probst, whose contract was up after the 20th season, had yet to confirm or deny whether he would be returning to the show.Â â€œAfter 10 years and 20 seasons, it felt like a prudent and thoughtful thing to take a momentÂ and breathe and think, â€˜whatâ€™s next for me?’” Probst says. Fortunately for Survivor fans, the choice was obvious. “I started to come back to the same conclusion, which was I am not finished withÂ Survivor yet. Itâ€™s the right way to go.â€
One of the things that helped Probst reach his decision was the taping of Surviving Survivor, a reunion show that aired last week on CBS.Â â€œIt really hit me when I walked in to the party a month ago and saw the logos for the 20 seasons on the wall,â€ Probst says. â€œThat was a really great kick in the pants for me to say, â€˜Donâ€™t be embarrassed to be proud of what the team has accomplished.â€™ Twenty seasons is a lot of television. I am very much aware that I have one of the top 10 jobs on television. I get it.â€
Probst also hints at what fans can expect in the upcoming seasons, including the latest Survivors: Heroes vs. Villains which premieres tonight, February 11.Â â€œI thinkÂ Heroes vs. Villains is going to satisfy on every level,â€ he says, â€œso whatâ€™s inspiring about that is we are coming offÂ Samoa with Russell and a season with 20 returning all-stars,Â so we have to do something special with 21 and 22. We have to be on our game and get very creative, so that is very exciting.â€
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