Survivor Season 40: The Most Anticipated Season EVER On The Heels of Most Controversial Season

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For the first time in history, Survivor Season 40 will air with an entire cast of former winners. Ahead of the season launch, here’s everything you need to know plus a special first look teaser!

Who’s returning on Survivor Season 40?

Blue Tribe on ‘Survivor’ Season 40

  • Natalie Anderson (Season 29)
  • Danni Boatwright (Season 11)
  • Jeremy Collins (Season 31)
  • Ben Driebergen (Season 35)
  • Michele Fitzgerald (Season 32)
  • Adam Klein (Season 33)
  • Rob Mariano (Season 22)
  • Parvati Shallow (Season 16)
  • Denise Stapley (Season 25)
  • Ethan Zohn (Season 3)

Red Tribe on ‘Survivor’ Season 40

  • Tyson Apostol (Season 27)
  • Sophie Clarke (Season 23)
  • Sandra Diaz-Twine (Season 7, Season 20)
  • Wendell Holland (Season 36)
  • Yul Kwon (Season 13)
  • Sarah Lacina (Season 34)
  • Amber Mariano (Season 8)
  • Kim Spradlin-Wolfe (Season 24)
  • Tony Vlachos (Season 28)
  • Nick Wilson (Season 37)

Only this time they are not competing for 1 million dollars but 2 instead.

Last Season’s #MeToo Controversy

Survivor is as real as it is a reality show and last season got ugly. it portrayed a side of society that is as present as is secret and in the era of the Me Too movement, with millions of people watching, it was a reality check we did not need.

But received never the less.

Dan Spilo was taken out of the show after an “incident.” But regular viewers knew that this was just another twist in a story that had tarnished the season. Since the show began, female contestants were complaining that Dan had touched them inappropriately and the cameras caught examples of the behavior, as when viewers saw him cuddling women at night. On camera, yet it wasn’t Dan that got out.


In the episode that Kellee Kim raised the issue of Spilo’s touching, she was voted out. She was in tears describing her discomfort to the producers and sadly it was that very episode when she was voted out.

He was let off with a warning.

She wasn’t believed.

A little too real some would say?

Talent Recap’s Own Survivor After Show

Survivor Season 40 promises to be better, bigger and the next level. This is why we have our very own Lauren Ashley Beck recapping it all for you in a segment where she talks to the contestants and gives us all the inside scoop. Given the fact that she has been on the show and can speak from experience, we have a lot we can’t wait to unpack.

Given the fact that Lauren has been on the show and can speak from experience, we have a lot we can’t wait to unpack. She will be sitting down to talk to Abi-Maria Gomes in the first show.

If you have any questions or want to see something specific Lauren cover, let us know in the comments down below!

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