‘Survivor: Winners at War’: Who Jeff Probst Would Vote Out First

When it comes to Survivor, Jeff Probst is the go-to guy. The dimpled host has been serving up wild twists and exciting new challenges for 40 seasons. With Survivor: Winners at War, fans of the show are thrilled to get a chance to see how the show’s all-stars would manage when pitted against each other. It promises to an exciting season, and Jeff Probst already knows who he would vote out first. What’s more, he recently dished on who he thinks the best winner of all time was. 

Who would Jeff Probst vote out first?

Survivor host Jeff Probst
Survivor host Jeff Probst | CBS via Getty Images

Jeff Probst always has some interesting insight when it comes to Survivor and its contestants. One would figure that after 40 seasons of hosting, Probst has a solid grasp on the strategy and social aspects of the game. So when Probst gives his opinion on who he would or wouldn’t vote out, fans tend to take it seriously. 

During a chat with Entertainment Weekly, the legendary Survivor host revealed that there’s one contestant, in particular, he’d try to get out as soon as possible. 

“If I was playing this game, I would be panicked because there are so many threats,” started Probst. He continued, “The guy who still makes me the most uncomfortable is Rob. Because Boston Rob is resourceful like no one I’ve ever seen. He just finds ways to stay in it longer than he should, and every minute that he lasts a little longer than he should, he’s a little closer to getting rid of you. And he is the guy I would take out.”

Probst then added, “And I would then take out his wife. But I would take him out first. He’s my first one. And I love him! But, dude, I do not want to play against you. You are too good. You know how to flatter. You know how to cajole. You know how to intimidate. You know how to threaten. You know how to extort. You know how to get someone to save your future wife and then kill them in front of everybody and they help you bury him! ‘Nice job, buddy. Pretty clean hit there.’”

Now it remains to be seen if the castaways will follow Probst’s ideas, or if they’ll wind up with a totally different strategy in mind.

This is Jeff Probst’s best ‘Survivor’ winner 

Survivor host Jeff Probst
Survivor host Jeff Probst | CBS via Getty Images

While the Survivor host seems intent on ousting Boston Rob as soon as possible, he actually believes a different castaway is the best winner in the show’s history. 

Jeff Probst told Entertainment Weekly, “I hate the question. I will answer it, and I’ll annoy everybody else. I’m going to give it to Parvati.”

Probst went on to add, “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.”

“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,” he continued.

Introducing fire tokens to ‘Survivor’

Survivor host Jeff Probst
Survivor host Jeff Probst | CBS via Getty Images

Fans of Survivor will have a new twist to adjust to when it comes to Season 40. This season will see the introduction of fire tokens, which will act as a sort of currency within the game. 

Essentially, everyone will start off with one token. When they’re voted off, they give their token to another castaway, and are sent to the Edge of Extinction. One the Edge, there are advantages that can be bartered back to castaways still in the game for tokens. The folks on the Edge can then use the tokens to earn amenities or advantages that may help them return to the group of castaways.