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Survivor Cast Announcement: Three Previous Contestants Hit The Philippines

August 20, 2012 10:51 AM by Stephanie Gustafson

Are you excited for the return of Survivor? If you weren’t before, you might be now that reports have surfaced regarding next season’s cast. It looks like three Survivor alums will be duking it out in the Phillippines this year. Who made the list?

This year, there will be fifteen newbies featured on Survivor. That means that the remaining three contestants will be returning after appearing on the hit reality show in past seasons. According to the latest rumors, one of those contestants will be the infamous Mike Skupin. A contestant during the Australian Outback season, Skupin managed to fall into a campfire. His injuries were severe enough to ensure his departure from the competition.  Will he make it through this year without any horrendously stupid and life-threatening mistakes?

Russell Swan (from the Samoa season) and Jonathan Penner (Cook Islands and Micronesia) will also be returning to the show. Jonathan Penner has been on Survivor multiple times and at this point, is probably the contestant fans most love to hate. Russell Swan, like Mike Skupin, had to be evacuated. In Swan’s case, the medical emergency involved a swiftly-plunging heart rate.

Joining these alums is an interesting mix of characters, including a Miss Teen contestant, an MLB athlete and a Christian pop singer. It’s hard to know how these new contestants will interact with the alums, but we’re sure the brand new cast should make for some interesting encounters…and some juicy drama.

Are you excited for this season of Survivor? What do you think of the returning alums — are they worthy of a second (or for Penner, third) run or would you rather have seen someone else join the cast? Share your thoughts and prediction below!

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One Response to “Survivor Cast Announcement: Three Previous Contestants Hit The Philippines”

  1. Gary chapman Says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I am so up set at you using repeat contestants and bullpoop stars I will not watch your program again. Get back to what started your series average folks dealing with the enviorment in great conditions. Gary chapman 9379039060


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