‘Survivor’ Favorite Ozzy Lusth Reveals He’s ‘Rooting’ for Natalie Anderson to Win Season 40

Ever since Sele voted Natalie Anderson to the Edge of Extinction first, the tribe has continued to lose immunity challenges, whereas the San Juan del Sur champ already found several advantages on the Edge. Survivor legend Ozzy Lusth revealed he’s “rooting” for Natalie as he has enjoyed her performance on Winners at War so far.

*SPOILER ALERT* This article includes information from Survivor 40: Winners at War Episode 3.

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The Sele Tribe voted Natalie Anderson to Edge of Extinction first

Immediately after the marooning on the premiere, the returning champs had to compete in an immunity challenge. Due to an unfair current advantage, the Dakal tribe won, sending Sele to their first Tribal Council.

As the contestants scrambled on the beach, Natalie Anderson seemingly aligned with Jeremy Collins, Michele Fitzgerald, Parvati Shallow, Danni Boatwright, and Ben Driebergen.

They all decided to vote out Adam Klein because he and Denise Stapley made the rookie mistake of leaving camp and were gone way too long. However, Ben warned the Millennials vs. Gen X winner, so Adam pushed for a Natalie and Jeremy vote due to their pre-existing friendship.

Danni, Denise, Ben, Boston Rob Mariano, Parvati Shallow, and Ethan Zohn followed suit and sent the San Juan del Sur winner to the Edge of Extinction first.

Natalie Anderson found three advantages on Edge of Extinction

After her eviction, Natalie bequeathed her fire token to long-standing ally, Jeremy. The following day, she found a clue to a Hidden Immunity Idol and quickly found it. She decided to sell it to Sandra Diaz-Twine for one fire token who eagerly accepted the trade.

Once Amber Mariano arrived on the Edge, the two found another clue to another advantage. The women walked around the entire island and couldn’t figure it out until Natalie discovered it in the water well.

The advantage allows the player to leave Tribal Council and return to camp, keeping them safe from elimination but also taking away a vote. The SJDS champ sold it to Jeremy, who she knew would need it.

In the most recent episode, Natalie, Amber, and now Danni found a clue to an advantage that required solving a combination lock to get to it. After remembering the shells that were tied around the clue, Natalie retrieved them, broke the others, and then input the number of shells into the lock.

It opened, and the advantage was a steal-a-vote located at the other tribe. Believing Sarah Lacina had the highest chance of accomplishing the night sneak, she successfully sold it to the police officer.

Even though Natalie isn’t currently an active player, she has more fire tokens than anyone in the game with three.

Ozzy Lusth reveals he’s ‘rooting’ for Natalie Anderson

During Survivor 40: Winners at War Episode 3, fan-favorite Ozzy Lusth took over the official Survivor Instagram to share his opinions about the episode. In one story, he admitted he’s “rooting” for Natalie because she’s “awesome” and “probably his favorite player right now.”

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via Survivor CBS Instagram story

Ozzy commended the SJDS champ for being the “first-out” yet still is coming up “with this insane other strategy to possibly get back into the game.” He also noted it’s “super fun” to watch her compete over at the Edge. Will Natalie get back into the game?

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Watch Survivor 40: Winners at War Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.