Though you will see many a stranger across a crowded lagoon, Survivor: South Pacific will also feature two familiar faces: Benjamin “Coach” Wade and Ozzy Lusth, CBS announced on Wednesday morning, confirming online rumors. And at last one Survivor vet predicts they both will have a very hard time this latest time around.
The pair of alumni are in fact making threepeat performances. Coach previously competed in the Tocantins and Heroes vs. Villains editions of the CBS reality staple, while Ozzy appeared on Cook Islands and Fans vs. Favorites.
Jeff Probst forecasts that both Coach and Ozzy will have a hard time of it on South Pacific — partly because Boston Rob gave returning players a bad name by walking away with the win on Redemption Island, but also because “their social games suck,” the show’s host tells EW.com. “Coach? He blew it in Heroes vs. Villains. He blew it seven different ways. And Ozzy got voted out [on Fans vs. Favorites] with an idol in his hand!”
Coach and Ozzy will be assigned to separate tribes in the 90-minute season premiere, airings Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 8/7c. As previously reported, this edition will continue the Redemption Island play element.
Survivor fans, are any of you excited to see either of these guys, again?