December 29, 2010 07:00 AM by Lisa Princ
Survivor: Nicaragua on CBS recently ended their season with the youngest winner in the show’s history and now host Jeff Probst assures us the new season will be even better. In recent interviews, Jeff Probst chats about the changes in store for Redemption Island and shares his thoughts! Keep reading for more details!
Survivor Redemption Island which is set to premiere on February 16 has some changes in store as we have already learned – instead of leaving the game, contestants will duel it out on Redemption Island for another chance at the game. So what exactly does host Jeff Probst think about the format change? In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly Jeff talks about the failed “Outcasts” they did a few years ago by saying “It didn’t work and it didn’t please the audience and there was one fundamental flaw â€“ we didn’t tell people up front it was going to happen … So I have no problem with people coming back into the game because everybody knows up front now. A rule can’t be unfair if you know going in. It’s an equal opportunity.”
In the new format, the producers may also get rid of quitters as Jeff goes on to tell PEOPLE “The most frustrating part for me was that both of them, due to a precedent we already set on the show, were allowed to stay on the jury and have an influence at the end of the game and that was not a judgment call on our end. We had already set that in motion with Janu back in Palau. She was already in the jury phase, she quit, so she becomes a jury member. But there were people who said, ‘Aww man, that’s not right! They should be out of the jury!’ Because they were big votes.” If they had no quitters voting this past season we may have witnessed a win by Chase instead of Fabio but you can’t turn back time unfortunately for Chase.
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