By Dalton Ross
September 12, 2015 at 01:07 PM EDT
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“I do not trust Keith. I don’t trust him.” That’s what Jeremy Collins told us out on location the day before filming began on Survivor: Cambodia—Second Chance.

The two players had a rollercoaster relationship when they appeared together on Survivor: San Juan del Sur. It appeared they might have a bond due to both being firefighters, but not after Keith went behind Jeremy’s back. “I went to him day 3 and told him about a sub-alliance,” says Jeremy. “He doesn’t know what a sub-alliance is, so he goes and tells my alliance that I was trying to talk to him.… So we didn’t start off on a good foot.”

So why did Keith betray Jeremy’s trust? “I think I intimidated him, you know what I mean?” says Jeremy. “Which is fine. I try to laugh and smile at him and everything, but I don’t think it will ever work with Keith. I’ll talk to him, but I’m not feeling a good vibe.”

While Jeremy may not have a strong vibe with tribemate Keith, he does feel good about playing solo, as opposed to being part of a pair with wife Val like last time. “It’s a lot better,” says Jeremy of playing solo. “Now I can focus completely on the game. I don’t have to worry about how Val’s doing. I know she’s home and she’s taking care of the family and I feel like I can put 100 percent into this game.”

Jeremy also pledged to not make another bonehead move by volunteering for anything right off the bat (“I will say no. I’m not doing it.”), and named the players he’d like to align with out on the island. To hear more from him on these subjects (and to see footage of him in the game), check out the video at the top of the post. And for more Survivor scoop, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. 

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