Survivor 2012 Philippines: Jeff Probst Says Penner ‘Blew It’

Survivor 2012 castaway Jonathan Penner

Last week on Survivor Philippines, three-time castaway Jonathan Penner said goodbye to his Survivor dreams as he was voted out of the game. Jeff Probst gives his thoughts on what went wrong to Entertainment Weekly.

“Penner blew it twice,” Jeff says. “He had a chance to secure the numbers back with Jeff Kent’s ouster and he absolutely blew it by passing up the final four. I think he got a little cocky. Penner is a very confident guy. He’s a gifted manipulator, good with the spoken and written word, and pretty good at reading people.

But, there was no reason not to take that deal. He might argue that he didn’t want to lie to anyone, but as he and I later discussed after his ouster, nobody trusted him anyway so his mission to play a clean game was lost on everybody else. Also, I don’t know what was up between Penner and Jeff Kent, but I think it ultimately hurt both of them. Oddly, for some reason I really thought they might unite and form a true alliance, but instead they knocked heads and now are both on the jury.” — EW

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