‘Survivor’: Why Isn’t J. T. Thomas on ‘Survivor 40: Winners at War?’

by Jeremy Spirogis
J. T. Thomas

The present season of Survivor is an enormous one for the producer, Jeff Probst. He’s bringing again 20 earlier winners of the collection for the 20th anniversary of the present. 

Many fan favorites are concerned, together with Rob and Amber Mariano, Sandra Diaz-Twine, Tyson Apostol, and Parvati Shallow, to call a couple of. However, many winners are lacking. Let’s check out why Survivor winner J. T. Thomas was ignored for this large anniversary season of the present.

J. T. Thomas
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How many occasions has J. T. Thomas competed in ‘Survivor?’

When J.T. gained the eighteenth season, Survivor: Tocantins, he was the sixth participant to win with out having any votes solid in opposition to him at a tribal council. He was additionally the second individual to win each the million-dollar prize and the $100,000 Sprint Player of the Season award. J.T. was solely the second individual to win primarily based on a unanimous vote from the jury.

Thomas went on to take part within the 20th season of Survivor, Heroes Vs. Villains. He performed a strong sport up till the merge. At the primary tribal council following the merge, the Villains all caught collectively regardless of Thomas giving Russell Hantz a hidden immunity idol. Thomas’ actions went down because the dumbest transfer in Survivor historical past, and he was voted out 11th on the season.

The 35-year-old competed yet another time throughout Survivor: Game Changers. He ended up blindsided in 16th place, though he had a hidden immunity idol. Thomas felt that he was secure and didn’t want to make use of the idol. Ultimately he performed the sport 3 times however solely gained one time.

Here’s why J.T. Thomas isn’t competing in ‘Survivor 40: Winners at War’

Although Probst didn’t come out and say exactly why every participant was turned down for this season’s winners at conflict, followers have some critical hypothesis. 

“JT is a fantastic player and someone who always played hard and delivered,” wrote one fan on Reddit. “I think with J.T. it just kind of came down to, have we already seen everything he has to offer? And plus, we have Nick, who fills the charming southern boy role pretty well already. So for those reasons, we decided not to include J.T. this time.”

When studying over the three seasons that J.T. competed on, it’s evident that he performed greatest within the first season and was more and more worse for each subsequent season. We can see the place followers are coming from with this speculation.

Here are the fan reactions to J. T.’s snub for ‘Survivor: Winners at War’

Generally talking, followers are moderately upset that J.T. isn’t on the winners season of The Bachelor.

“My king,” wrote one fan on Reddit. “Not gonna rank it because it’s quite clear what the order is gonna be, just wanna say that his gameplay has always been about being dynamic, every season he appeared, he played differently and trying something new and creative, which is something you can’t say for most other players.”

Fans agree that J.T. performed a implausible sport of Survivor, and they might like to see him return.

“I could watch him play survivor every season and never get tired of the guy,” added one other Redditor.

Other followers agree that he performed the right sport the primary time round, and he deserves one other likelihood. 

Read extra: ‘Survivor’: Why Isn’t Russell Hantz on ‘Survivor 40: Winners at War?’

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