‘Survivor’ Champ Earl Cole Explains Why They Didn’t Have a Loved Ones Visit in Season 14

by Jeremy Spirogis
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In Survivor 40: Winners at War, host Jeff Probst stunned the contestants, and viewers, by flying their whole households out for the family members’ go to. While he didn’t return, Survivor: Fiji champ Earl Cole has been watching the season. He just lately joined Rob Has a Podcast and admitted seeing his household on the island “would be a dream,” as they didn’t get any love from dwelling when he performed.

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Earl Cole gained ‘Survivor: Fiji’

In 2007, then 36-year-old California-based advert govt Earl Cole competed on Survivor: Fiji (Season 14). Early within the sport, he constructed an unlikely shut alliance with tribemate Yau-Man Chan.

After dropping the second immunity problem, the profitable tribe despatched Earl to Exile Island, the place he discovered a clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol and shared it with Yau-Man.

The two discovered extra clues and agreed they might discover and use it collectively. The allies swapped to a different tribe with one another, and Earl invited Michelle Yi and Cassandra Franklin into their alliance.

While the California-native distracted the tribe, Yau-Man discovered the idol and shared it with Earl, as promised. After the merge, Dreamz Herd, a member of the rival Four Horsemen alliance, revealed his ally Alex Angarita had an idol.

With this data, Earl and his group focused Four Horseman Edgardo Rivera as an alternative, eliminating him whereas flushing Alex’s idol. Later, Earl discovered the rehidden benefit. He then made it to the Final Tribal Council after voting out his longtime ally when Dreamz reneged on a deal to present Yau-Man his immunity necklace.

While many jury members blasted Earl for betraying Yau-Man, they believed he performed higher than Dreamz, who betrayed a number of allies, and Cassandra, who many perceived as a “goat,” and unanimously awarded him the win.

Earl Cole didn’t return for ‘Survivor 40: Winners at War’

When Survivor 40: Winners at War premiered, a number of long-standing followers questioned why Earl didn’t return as many contemplate him their favourite participant and would need to see him compete once more.

He rejected the provide as a result of he and his spouse just lately welcomed a child into the world three months prematurely. After giving delivery on January 17, 2019, the couple have been in a position to carry their second youngster dwelling on April 30, solely a few weeks earlier than Survivor 40: Winners at War started filming.

In an April 2020 dialog with Rob Has a Podcast, the primary unanimous winner additionally defined that filming in May doesn’t work out for his schedule as they used to shoot in October.

Therefore, he doesn’t know if he’ll return. Even although he missed out on competing in opposition to all former champs, Earl is presently watching the season and completely enjoys new benefits and fireplace tokens that weren’t out there when he performed.

He additionally famous Michele Fitzgerald as one in all his “sleepers” to make it to the top as a result of she’s enjoying a superb sport, and nobody is focusing on her. However, Earl doesn’t suppose she’ll win as a result of she doesn’t have youngsters, and he believes the jury will give the cash to a contestant with children.

Instead, he thinks Tony Vlachos may take it dwelling as a result of he has an incredible place within the tribe and discovered from his previous errors.

Earl Cole explains why they didn’t have a family members go to

Host Rob Cesternino and Earl additionally talked concerning the latest family members’ go to, and the California-native admitted he felt “robbed” as a result of they didn’t obtain love from dwelling of their season.

According to Earl, the producers knowledgeable the six of them remaining on the island that they might not get a family members’ go to because of a navy coup taking place in Fiji on the time.

The eventual Sole Survivor appeared ahead to seeing his mom as a result of she hadn’t left the nation earlier than. Since then, his mom has handed away, and it upsets him that “he couldn’t give her that” as he supplied to take her all over the world, however she solely wished to see her mother as an alternative.

If he returned for this season, Earl admitted seeing his whole household there “would be a dream,” probably “throwing his game off.” Survivor 40: Winners at War airs Wednesdays at eight p.m. EST on CBS.

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