If she had it to do over again, Kelley Wentworth would opt to play Survivor on her own.
The latest person to be voted off of Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water, Wentworth was sent to the island with her dad, Dale. And she says it was that pairing that led to her downfall.
"There's a part of me that wishes I didn't play with my dad," Wentworth tells TVGuide.com. "It's so hard to have a loved one out there. You're not just worrying about yourself. You're worrying about them. And it makes it just that much more difficult, because Survivor really is a solo game and there is only one winner."
John Rocker's past finally came back to bite him on Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water.
After getting into a heated post-immunity challenge argument with the opposing tribe's Natalie Anderson on Wednesday's episode, the former MLB pitcher soon found his own tribe turning against him and voting him out in a blindside.
Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water kicked things off with a blindside on Wednesday's premiere, when Nadiya Anderson — one half ofAmazing Race alums The Twinnies — was unexpectedly ousted by her tribe.
Along with her twin sister Natalie, Nadiya competed on The Amazing Racetwice. In Season 21, the love-'em-or-hate-'em Sri Lankan pair came in 4th place, and in the 2014 All-Star season they were the first team to go home.
Jeff Probst teases Survivor's "unorthodox" Season 29
With Nadiya's tribemates aware of her (at times ruthless) approach to reality competitions, they decided to eliminate her as a threat at the first chance they got.
"It was just such a shock to me that this Amazing Race stuff haunted me so much," Nadiya tells TVGuide.com. "I got eliminated for something that had nothing to do with Survivor, and that sucks."
For its 29th season (Wednesday, 8/7c, CBS), Survivor is reviving its Blood vs. Water theme — in which loved ones compete against each other. This time, however, all the players are new to Survivor, as opposed to in Season 27, when "Blood vs. Water" made its debut.
"Blood vs. water had such a positive response from the audience that we fell in love with the idea and decided, let's just do it again and let's twist it and not bring any returning players back, and see what that does to the dynamic," host Jeff Probst tells TVGuide.com. "And it definitely shifted it. People came in out of the gate saying, let's let loved ones dominate this game and try to get as deep as we can with as many pairs. So right from the beginning there was a new strategy."
It's a family affair this fall as Survivor storms the beaches of Nicaragua for Survivor: San Juan del Sur. The 29th season of the CBS reality franchise (premiering Wednesday, Sept. 24, 8/7c) resurrects last year's fan-favorite Blood vs. Water twist, this time pitting 18 brand new contestants against each other and their family members. But fans of reality television will recognize two faces: twin sisters Natalie and Nadiya Anderson, who have already appeared on two cycles of The Amazing Race.
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