SURVIVOR: Island of the Idols

Imagine having your dream be to appear on your favorite television show to play your favorite game in the world. You go through the casting process. Maybe once. Maybe twice. Maybe even more. You try to get on for an entire year. Maybe two. Maybe even more.

Then you finally make it. You’re going to be on Survivor! You fly out to a secret location (most likely the very unsecret Fiji). You meet with the producers who explain how everything will work. You do an entire day of press interviews. You have your picture taken over and over. You fake frolic on a beach for something they call “b-roll.” And the next thing you know, Jeff Probst is saying those magical words — “Welcome to Survivor.” And then, the next thing you know after that, you are being voted out and it’s all over almost as soon as it began.

That is the cruel fate awaiting one player every Survivor season, and it will be no different for the cast of Survivor: Ghost Island (which premieres Feb. 28 on CBS). Nobody thinks it will be him or her voted out first, but one of them is wrong. So we asked the new crop of players how they will react if they are the first person voted out of the game. Thankfully none of them burst into tears at the mere mention of the prospect. To see how they did react and what they had to say, watch the video at the top of the post.

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SURVIVOR: Island of the Idols

Strangers starve themselves on an island for our amusement in the hopes of winning a million dollars, as host Jeff Probst implores them to "DIG DEEP!"

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