Lisa Whelchel might not have won Survivor Philippines but she’s about to walk away from the experience with more than just the $100,000 “fan favorite” prize money. According to an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Whelchel has revealed she’ll be guest co-hosting “The Jeff Probst Show”:
The great part is that it hasn’t really ended and the dream has not stopped because I got to play Survivor and now I’m actually going to be doing some co-hosting on Jeff’s talk show for the next couple of weeks. So the prizes just keep coming.
We’re going to try out a little co-hosting and see how that works so I’m gong to try a handful of shows with him this week that will air in January. We really did have some good back and forth at Tribal Council. It felt right, and it was fun and easy and hopefully we can bring that to his talk show too.
According to Jeff Probst in an interview with Larry King, the show’s ratings are not doing well which is likely driving their interest in trying something new, like bringing on Lisa Whelchel.
Will you tune in to watch Whelchel guest co-host with Jeff Probst?
The Survivor Philippines winner was announced Sunday night following a bitter jury interrogation. It was all down to Lisa, Denise, Malcolm and Skupin. So who won? Let’s do this chronologically.
After multiple delays and hefty flashback on the season, the first part of the Survivor 2012 Philippines season finale took off. We first pick up right after last week’s elimination of Abi-Maria and the final four are not sad that she’s gone.
“That’s like having a tumor removed,” Skupin said about Abi having her torch snuffed.
The castaways find some tree mail and it says “winning this next challenge will be worth of your brag gin” … then it goes on to say … “when you finish the dragon”… it’s a reward challenge teaser.
They head off to the challenge where they find out the reward means the winner wins a secret advantage in final immunity challenge. Jeff calls it the biggest reward f the season. The challenge is an obstacle course/knots/puzzle game. It’s a close call between Malcolm and Denise but in the end, Malcolm wins the reward. We will find out what he won just before the immunity challenge.
Tonight on Survivor Philippines we’ll find out who won Survivor and takes home the million dollar prize. The final four castaways are Denise, Lisa, Malcolm, and Mike as we start tonight’s show, but there can only be one Sole Survivor!
At the first challenge of the finale we see the castaways arrive at the competition we previewed yesterday, “Dragon Slayer.” Time to find out who can complete the dragon puzzle first and win an advantage in the final challenge. Yep, that’s the prize here: an advantage where it means the most.
The men take a lead to the first bag but when it comes time for the third and final bag we see Mike in the lead with Denise and Malcolm tied for second. Mike arrives at his puzzle first but everyone is close behind and soon working on their last part of the challenge. Denise is making a lot of progress in her puzzle with Malcolm close behind and the rest far behind. Malcolm quickly catches up to Denise and passes her by to win. Malcolm wins the “advantage” for the final immunity challenge.
Now it’s time for the final challenge. It’s a balance and “zen” competition. The final four Survivor Philippines castaways will hold two handles together with a segment in between which holds a metal ball. Every five minutes they’ll squeeze together an extra segment to make it longer and longer. This looks like a nightmare to me, but that’s why I’m at a keyboard instead, I suppose.
Here’s the kicker from Malcolm’s “advantage.” If he drops his ball he gets a second chance. For everyone else, once they drop they are out.
Update: The Survivor finale is being delayed due to a long running NFL game tonight.
Update 2: Okay, we’re live now at 8:57PM ET! We’ll have live updates shortly.
Tonight on CBS we’ll find out who won Survivor Philippines when the final four is whittled down even further and the jury casts its votes. Either Malcolm, Lisa, Denise, or Mike will walk away with a million dollar prize.
So far we’ve seen a sneak peak at tonight’s challenge “Dragon Slayer” but we’re also still waiting to discover if the Survivor spoilers for the final three we learned about over a month ago is true. I’m thinking there’s a strong chance it’s true.
We’ll be posting the live results from tonight’s Survivor finale so be sure to check in here throughout the show to find out what’s happening and who wins the season. Any predictions out there you’d like to make? Share them below!
Time for one last Survivor spoiler of the season with a sneak peak at the final four’s challenge in the Survivor Philippines finale episode. This challenge is called “Dragon Slayer” in honor of repeat player Benjamin Wade.
In this challenge the castaways have to race a course, collect bags of puzzles, and be the first to assemble their dragon puzzle on the other side. Watch the Survivor Dream Team test out the challenge in the video below.
Don’t forget to catch the Survivor 2012 Philippines finale on Sunday night at 8PM ET/PT to find out who takes home the million dollar prize.