Emmy Award-winning host and executive producer Jeff Probst has just completed production on the 29th installment of the phenomenally successful CBS series, “Survivor.” Survivor: Blood v Water premieres on CBS Sept 2014.Probst is a four-time Emmy Award winner for "Outstanding Reality Host," the only winner since the awards inception in 2008.He earned a vast following during his first season, "Survivor: Pearl Islands," when he fit the pirate theme better than someone sent over from Central Casting could have.For many fans acquired during that season, Rupert could simply do no wrong.It's a twist ripped straight from "American Idol," which, "Survivor" producers cannot have failed to notice, regularly tops "Survivor" in the Nielsen ratings. those phones would just light up.) Technically, all of the 18 "Survivor All-Stars" contestants are eligible to be voted the new millionaire, but really, the vast majority of them don't have a shot.(Now if only John Stevens, red-haired Teen Martin of "Idol," could be eligible for the million . It's unlikely that players like Jerri, Lex, Ethan and Tina are going to have a John Stevens-esque following wearing out their fingers text-messaging votes.Host Jeff Probst didn't seem to quite know how to take all this news, and the show's own surprise seemed almost secondary to the proposal.Probst finally announced the twist: Another "Survivor All-Stars" contestant would receive another million dollars, and that person would not be chosen through immunity challenges and jury voting, but by the votes of American viewers.
But most of his domination came from sharp gameplay, thinking on the spot, and a little tiny bit of luck.
He was ordained by the Universal Life Church of Modesto, California.
A native of Wichita, Kan., Probst lives with his family in Los Angeles when not traveling the world.
He's consistently led the popularity polls for his two seasons, and when "Survivor" featured a live audience, many dressed in Rupert-inspired tie-dye and screamed his name.
Later in "Pearl Islands" and more obviously during "All-Stars," some less-than-pleasant aspects of the Big Guy's personality began to emerge. His fishing and food-gathering, it turned out, was as much a strategy ploy as it was done from the goodness of his heart, and his possessiveness over fishing tools and his role as tribe provider began to wear on the others' nerves.Realistically, there are three players who have a chance at bulking up their bank accounts.