May 24, 2012 08:00 AM by Ryan Haidet
The best part of the Survivor: One World finale wasn’t actually on the show itself. In fact, the most amazing moment was something that only the studio audience got to see inside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. And it all went down during a commercial break on the live reunion show. Here’s a hint, it involved a surprise discussion between Richard Hatch, the first Survivor champ, and host Jeff Probst.
Toward the end of the reunion show during a short commercial, Hatch shouted to Probst that he believed Kim Spradlin, the winner of Survivor: One World, is one of the most-strategic players the show has ever seen. As Probst looked around from the stage trying to identify the voice and its location, he was genuinely surprised to see Hatch sitting near the back of the theater (about seven seats away from me).
Excited to see the reality star, Probst grabbed a microphone and jokingly asked Hatch how he even got in the theater. After the laughter from the audience silenced, Probst told Hatch that if he would just straighten out his personal life that they would put him on the show once again. Without hesitation, Hatch said he is ready. This brought a huge reaction from the crowd who cheered at the idea of Hatch returning to the game.
You might remember that Hatch served several years in prison after he was convicted of not paying taxes on his $1 million prize that he won on the first season, which aired in 2000. He was also a contestant on the 2011 season of Celebrity Apprentice but missed participating in the finale because he was in custody.
On Survivor: All-Stars, the second time Hatch played the game, he was the fifth person eliminated from the competition.
The next season — Survivor: Philippines — is set to debut this fall. It features three returning castaways who were all medically evacuated during a previous season mixed in with a cast of newbies.
Would you want to see Richard Hatch return to play for a third time? Do you think he would stand a chance or would he simply be an early target like he was during Survivor: All-Stars? Are you tired of seeing former castaways returning to the game? Do you agree that Kim Spradlin is one of the most strategic winners the show has ever seen? Sound off and leave a comment below!
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