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Title: 'Survivor: Philippines' Cast
Post by: Rob on August 20, 2012, 02:37:13 PM
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Post by: LoveRocked on August 20, 2012, 03:58:24 PM
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 20, 2012, 06:03:06 PM
New cast!!
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 21, 2012, 08:42:57 AM
And the three returnees are: Thanks to Dalton Ross!!

Aug 21, 2012
 07:00 AM ET

'Survivor: Philippines': Michael Skupin, Jonathan Penner and Russell Swan return, and talk about it here -- EXCLUSIVE
by Dalton Ross
Image credit: Monty Brinton/CBS

The 15 new players including Facts of Life star Lisa Whelchel and former National League baseball MVP Jeff Kent competing this fall on Survivor: Philippines were announced on Monday. And now we can reveal the three previously medically evacuated players that are returning to play alongside them: Michael Skupin, Jonathan Penner, and Russell Swan each of whom was evacuated in episode 6 of his season.

Skupin was the star of one of the grisliest scenes in reality TV history when he fell into his tribes fire on Survivor: The Australian Outback in 2001. The image of Skupins skin melting off his hands is about as gnarly as it gets, yet it took 11 years for him to be invited back onto the show. For 22 seasons, Ive thought about playing this game again, the 50-year-old Skupin told while on location in the Caramoan Islands the day before filming commenced, but he is not looking at this outing as a shot at redemption. Im not here because I fell in the fire or to prove to the world anything, he says. Im here to play the game again, from start to finish. This will be a whole new adventure for me.
Image credit: Monty Brinton/CBS
Jonathan Penner, also 50, did play the game without being evacuated back in Survivor: Cook Islands, but then in his second outing (Survivor: Micronesia Fans vs Favorites), he was forced out by an infected knee. As for his approach this time around, it involved lots of bulking up. Ive been eating like a horse intentionally for this show, Penner told before the game began. Some of these guys come out and they want to look all buffed out for the beginning of the show. Im going to come out looking like a fat slob, because 39 days is a lot of weight to lose. If I lose a pound a day Im going to be my fighting weight. Ill be 170 pounds. Right now Im coming in at a chart-topping 210 chubby.

For many including host Jeff Probst Russell Swans exit from Survivor: Samoa was the scariest Survivor moment ever, as dehydration caused Swans eyes to roll back in his head as he lost consciousness. That situation broke me, the 45-year-old Swan told while on location. Ive had challenges in my life before, but nothing like that. It challenged the very core of who I was. I always thought, if nothing else, I can always depend on my physical prowess. And after eight applications, waiting 10 years, I finally get on the show only to get carried out on my back. Worst thing I could have ever imagined.

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Now he along with Skupin and Penner will get another shot at the million dollars when Survivor: Philippines premieres Sept. 19 on CBS. To see an exclusive video with all three returning players, click on the video below. (The complete tribe listings are below the video player.) (
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Post by: Reilly Queens on August 21, 2012, 04:31:59 PM
Survivor Philippines Cast