Survivor 41 Winner Already Revealed In Fiji, No Live Reunion

Another big change for Survivor!

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For the first time since Borneo back in 2000, Survivor revealed its latest winner on location at the end of the Final Tribal Council instead of waiting for the live reunion back in Los Angeles.

Inside Survivor previously reported on the news on our official Patreon page, where we confirmed that the final vote reveal took place in Fiji for both seasons 41 and 42. Survivor host and executive producer Jeff Probst has now all but confirmed the change in an interview with Entertainment Weekly‘s Dalton Ross.

“Yes, we faced our own dilemma when it came to deciding how to handle the Final Tribal Council and the reveal of the winner,” Probst said when speaking about how the pandemic played into the production process. Last year’s Winners At War finale saw Probst reading the final votes from his garage over a Zoom call due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

“But this was more risk versus risk! Should we risk it and do what we always do in the hopes we can do a live finale back in the states?” he continued. “Or do we risk it and announce the winner in the jungles of Fiji and hope the secret stays a secret? What would you do? You’ll have to watch to find out what decision we made.”

Inside Survivor can confirm that not only did the final vote reveal happen on location but so to did the reunion. This means that the reunion took place immediately following Final Tribal Council and only included the finalists and those that made the jury. The pre-jurors had already returned home by that point.

Whether a separate reunion will take place with the full cast now that restrictions have eased remains to be seen. However, as far as we know, as of this moment, there are no plans for a live reunion in Los Angeles.

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Martin Holmes

Martin is a freelance writer from England. He’s represented by Berlin Associates for comedy writing and writes about TV and entertainment, currently for TV Insider and Vulture, previously Digital Spy, ET Canada, and Yahoo. A finalist for the Shortlist Sitcom Search in 2012 for “Siblings,” Martin received his BA in English with Creative Writing from The University of Hull. Martin is the owner and editor-in-chief of Insider Survivor.

One response to “Survivor 41 Winner Already Revealed In Fiji, No Live Reunion”

  1. Sucks to not see the pre jury people anymore, like ever on the show.

    Please don’t touch our finale too much @ survivor EPs. You already took away the individual jury questions set up which gave us some amazing moments in seasons 1-33. Hundreds of compilations on YouTube. Name ONE final tribal jury question moment from the 34-40 set up that was memorable? None.

    Very excited about tonight. Let’s see what this season brings.

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