, the scheming 34-year-old Internet project manager from Port Washington, N.Y. — who many pegged as the frontrunner to take home the million dollar grand prize (including original winner Richard Hatch
) — became the latest contestant voted off of Survivor: The Australian Outback
. Appearing on CBS's The Early Show
this morning, Varner admitted the opportunity to shoot down Hatch's theory more than made up for his ouster. "He's a smug son of a bitch, and I wanted to be able on national TV to tell him he is wrong
," he said. Speaking of The Early Show
, CBS's struggling morning program attracted its best ratings ever last Friday when Survivor
burn victim Michael Skupin
appeared as a guest.