'Survivor' Producer Mark Burnett Expects Jeff Probst to Leave Show After Season 12 (10.27.05)
Inside TV (a TV Guide publication) is quoting Survivor producer Mark Burnett as saying he expects next spring's twelfth Survivor edition to be Jeff Probst's last season hosting the popular reality TV show.
Inside TV report reported earlier this month that Probst planned to leave the Survivor, now in it's eleventh season, after his current contract ends. According to TV Guide, Mark Burnett was quoted as saying, "I believe in my gut that he will move on [after the next edition]." He also half-nodded when asked whether Jeff's shoes would likely be filled by a former female Survivor contestant.
From TV Guide
Question: I heard that Jeff Probst may be leaving Survivor. Is there any truth to that? — Beth
Ausiello: I cornered Mark Burnett earlier this month at TV Guide's full-size mag bash here in New York City and he basically told me that the rumors are true, adding, "I believe in my gut that he will move on [after the next edition]." He also half-nodded when I asked him whether Jeff's shoes would likely be filled by a former female Survivor contestant, so that rumor's apparently true as well. I, for one, hope they go with Deb Eaton. She was a real kick in the pants.