Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X Idol Twist

Jeff Probst reveals details about hidden immunity idols on Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X and it’s a shell of a twist.

Ever since hidden idols were first introduced eleven years ago in Survivor: Guatemala (shout-out to Gary Hogeboom), we have seen not only a change in the look of the idols but in the powers they hold and the way players discover them. It seems like each season Survivor tries to one-up themselves when it comes to idol twists.

Speaking to about the upcoming season, host Jeff Probst told Dalton Ross:

“Somebody had an idea on how to hide idols in nature and it’s brilliant. And it’s really fun because you’re going to get a clue and it’s gonna say, yes, there’s an idol somewhere down here amongst these shells. Good luck. And you’re gonna look out on a beach full of shells and you will not be able to figure out which one has it. How could a shell possibly have an idol? You just gotta work. You gotta think.”

Idols hidden in shells? It isn’t quite clear just how exactly that will work, but it sounds like idols will be camouflaged into the surroundings rather than just stuck in a tree or under a rock. In Survivor: Cambodia – Second Chance it required risk to attain the idols, as they were concealed within challenges or “out-in-the-open” around camp. Last season, in Survivor: Kaoh Rong, castaways had to retrieve a key from up a tree to open a box containing the idol.

Survivor: Kaoh Rong also introduced another idol twist, the combo-idol, which allowed players to put two idols together to create a Super Idol; which could be played after the reading of the votes. As of this moment, it is unclear whether any sort of Super Idol was a part of Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X.

Stay tuned to Inside Survivor for pre-season cast assessments and more Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X features over the next few weeks. The new season premieres Wednesday, September 21 at 8:00 pm on CBS.

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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.

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