Survivor: Game Changers

Seventh Elimination

Who was the seventh person eliminated on Survivor: Game Changers?

Nuku tribe member Jeff Varner has become the seventh castaway to be eliminated from Survivor: Game Changers.

The 50-year-old former two-time Survivor player was eliminated after a shocking and deeply personal tribal council. As the lone original Mana on the new Nuku tribe, Jeff was clearly the odd man out; he originally tried putting the target on Ozzy, a move which others on the tribe seemed willing to consider. But at tribal council, everything came dramatically crashing down.

In an act which was both confusing and damaging, Jeff decided to “out” fellow tribemate Zeke Smith as transgender in hopes that the rest of the tribe would see him as deceitful. It’s a sensitive subject which is way too complex to go into here (I will offer more considered thoughts in my Yahoo recap tomorrow), but it ultimately backfired, as the tribe reacted in horror and disgust that Jeff would stoop to such a level to stay in the game. After an open conversation about what had just happened, Jeff Probst told the tribe there was no need for a vote as everyone agreed they wanted Jeff gone.


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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.


5 responses to “Seventh Elimination”

  1. Sierra, Cirie, Ozzy, Andrea, Zeke are the only ones left who made the Loved one visit even though Cirie and Andrea were the only ones who actually got to spend time with their loved one

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