‘Survivor’: Jeff Probst Dishes On Why Parvati Shallow is the Best Winner

by Jeremy Spirogis
Parvati Shallow on Survivor

Survivor host Jeff Probst encounters all kinds of characters on the hit actuality tv present. He’s seen all kinds of winners, exhibiting all kinds of personalities and abilities, so followers would assume it’s onerous for him to select a favourite — they usually’d be proper. However, after some deliberation throughout an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jeff Probst introduced that Parvati Shallow is the all-time greatest winner on Survivor historical past — right here’s why. 

Parvati Shallow returning for ‘Survivor: Winners at War’

Parvati Shallow on Survivor
Parvati Shallow on Survivor | Timothy Kuratek/CBS through Getty Images

Survivor: Winners at War would be the first all-star Survivor season within the present’s historical past. However, Jeff Probst was beforehand not a fan of the concept. In truth, he didn’t need there to be an all-star season in any respect — however regardless of that, it’s occurring, and Parvati Shallow is coming again.

During a 2018 interview with Us Weekly, Probst mentioned, “We can’t do all winners. As a producer, I would never suggest it. I would say it’s not a good idea. We have 10 great winners that you’d want to see play again,” he says. “We don’t have 20. We don’t have 18. Some of the winners don’t want to play again. Some of the greats are like, ‘No, we’re done.’” 

“CBS wants to do it. They’re pitching me all the time. And I’m going, ‘I’ll sit down with you and show you the list!’ We don’t have it. And if I sat down and we wasted our time and I walked you through all our winners, you would say, ‘Oh, you’re right. You don’t have a season.’ We have a tribe of winners, that’s it,” elaborated Probst.

Either CBS obtained their means, or Jeff Probst modified his view on the matter. Regardless, Survivor: Winners at War will characteristic a totally all-star solid from prior seasons, which means it can absolutely be a wild trip. Or so followers are hoping.

Why Jeff Probst loves Parvati Shallow 

Sandra Diaz-Twine, Parvati Shallow and Russell Hantz of SurvivorSandra Diaz-Twine, Parvati Shallow and Russell Hantz of Survivor
Sandra Diaz-Twine, Parvati Shallow and Russell Hantz of Survivor | Jim Spellman/WireImage

With Parvati Shallow slated to return to Survivor, it appears each followers and Jeff Probst predict huge issues. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jeff Probst admitted that he thinks Shallow is definitely the very best winner in Survivor historical past. 

Probst confessed, “I hate the question.” He then added, “I will answer it, and I’ll annoy everybody else. I’m going to give it to Parvati.”

“I’m giving it to Parvati because just watching her play that season, I felt like we were watching a surgeon go inside a body with a really delicate operation and just move things and tighten up, and they did their own stitches at the end, they closed up or whatever they did,” defined Probst.

He added, “I mean, everybody who won this game has been a genius in how they’ve done it because they had to do it in their season. But watching Parvati, still when I go back and I see some of those episodes — tiny little adjustments, all of it about persuasion. She either charmed you or she made you feel the consequence. One or the other. Sometimes, both together. And step by step she’d laugh and smile and make it seem like, ‘Hey, if I go home, I go home.’” 

Probst then mentioned, from the attitude of Parvati, “I love this game. I’m never going home, ever. I’ve got you, and you, and you! That’s how I saw it.”

A brand new twist coming to ‘Survivor’ for Season 40 

Jeff Probst, host of SurvivorJeff Probst, host of Survivor
Jeff Probst, host of Survivor | CBS through Getty Images

Survivor: Winners at War will characteristic a brand new twist referred to as “fire tokens.” These tokens will act as a type of foreign money, which castaways can use to barter for benefits gained by these on the Edge of Extinction. 

Probst informed Entertainment Weekly, “And the way it works is, everyone starts with one. And when you are voted out you have to will it or bequeath it to somebody still in the game as you head to the Edge of Extinction.”

“People on the Edge have nothing. But what the Edge does have are advantages — that are of no value on the Edge of Extinction but are very valuable in the game. So it becomes supply and demand. I have what you want in terms of an advantage. I’m going to sell it to somebody in the game for your fire token. Your fire token gives me what I need because it allows me to buy an advantage in that return challenge to get back into the game. So now we have a true economy in which you have what I need, and I have what you want. And here’s the price and I’m offering to sell it to you,” defined Probst.

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