The third time was the charm for Tyson Apostol, who was crowned the winner of Survivor: Blood vs. Water Sunday after previously competing on Survivor: Tocantins and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains.
Tyson had control of the reins for the majority of the season, and was widely assumed to be the frontrunner going into the final three with Gervase Peterson and Monica Culpepper. The newest Survivor champ spoke with TVGuide.com the day after his victory to break down his strategy for the season — and admit which contestants he wouldn't want to play against if he returns to the show...
Benjamin "Coach" Wade and Ozzy Lusth
Third time's the charm?
Survivor also-rans Benjamin "Coach" Wade and Ozzy Lusth are the alums who will compete with the 16 newbies on Survivor: South Pacific, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Coach finished fifth on Tocatins and 12th on Heroes vs. Villains, while Lusth was runner-up on Cook Islands and came in ninth on Micronesia — Fans vs. Favorites.
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The two will be on different tribes — either Savaii or Upolu — which will be determined by ...
Survivor: Redemption Island
SPOILER ALERT: The following story reveals the winner of Survivor: Redemption Island.
After 39 days, 11 duels, two returning cast mates and the introduction of Redemption Island, the latest season of Survivor came down to the final eight castaways for Sunday's two-hour season finale.
In the season's final duel, Andrea Boehlke outlasted...
James "JT" Thomas may have won Survivor: Tocantins, but after Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, he will now forever be known for his strategic, but ultimately disastrous move of giving an immunity idol to a member of the other tribe. Not only did JT give an immunity idol to someone he didn't know, on the other team, but he gave the idol to Russell Hantz, a player infamous for his ability to find immunity idols without clues, and arguably one of the most powerful members of the Villains tribe. The 25-year-old Thomas spoke with TVGuide.com about his widely ridiculed game play, the lack of trust on...
Survivor: Heroes and Villains
Survivor often has boiled down to power struggles between perceived good and evil. So it made sense to host/executive producer Jeff Probst to celebrate the show's 10-year anniversary and 20th season with the Heroes vs. Villains edition.
"Heroes vs. Villains was a great idea from the get-go and I think we all knew it," Probst says. "It captures what Survivor really has become about, the good versus the bad."
Jeff Probst offers glimpse of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
Signing on also proved to be a no-brainer for many former castaways, even past winners such as...
John "JT" Thomas Jr.
As the final two Survivor contestants argued before their fellow players about who should win the game — and the million-dollar prize — the long-running partnership between James "JT" Thomas, Jr., and Stephen Fishbach looked frayed. JT had chosen Stephen over the less-formidable Erinn Lobdell to join him in the final two, but Stephen admitted under questioning that he might not have done JT the same favor. "I just feel like a fool," JT said, looking hurt. The other players sided with him, unanimously making the 24-year-old cattle rancher, from Mobile, Ala., the winner. (Don't feel too bad for Stephen; he still gets $100,000 for being the runner-up.) Now though, JT tells us his hurt wasn't totally authentic — and helped him lock up votes.
In Survivor's season finale, we find out whether the partnership that brought Stephen and J.T. to the final four can survive until the end, and who wins it all. As an added bonus, we find out whether Coach passed a lie detector test about being captured by Amazonian natives before the game.
Survivor, Benjamin "Coach" Wade
Survivor's Benjamin "Coach" Wade doesn't sound crazy on the phone. Yes, fellow Survivors have said he isn't "grounded in reality" and accused him of being "off the reservation," and even Survivor host Jeff Probst has questioned his claims that he's survived a shark attack, a hurricane, and being abducted by Amazonian tribesmen who, Wade says, considered eating him. (Allegations of cannibalism aren't unheard of in the region.) Wade, a soccer coach, composer, and the show's self-proclaimed "Dragon Slayer," was voted off after the once-united J.T. and Stephen split their votes, setting up an anything-can-happen showdown between J.T., Stephen, Taj and Erinn. Check back with us Monday for a recap of Sunday's finale and an interview with the winner.
Debra "Debbie" Beebe, Survivor
Debra "Debbie" Beebe was the latest victim of the J.T.-Stephen alliance on Survivor, but only after an emotional episode in which competitors were given $500 to take part in a food auction and got to see their families thanks to a sacrifice by Taj. Beebe, a middle-school principal from Auburn, Ala., talked to TVGuide.com about what auction items were cut out of the episode, losing 15 percent of her body weight, and what her Timbira teammates have done wrong.
Survivor's Sierra Reed lasted one Tribal Council longer than anyone expected after her failed attempt to blindside Benjamin "Coach" Wade, but on Thursday's episode she came to her inevitable end. She talked to us about waiting out the game with her No. 1 critic, Tyson Apostol, once they were both voted off, and her dynamic with Coach. The 23-year-old model and jewelry designer now hopes to host a travel show — and will take some cues from Survivor host Jeff Probst: "Look out, Jeff!" she jokes. "Or help me out."