The cast for Survivor: Philippines has been announced, with all 18 castaways revealed on Wednesday, August 22! An ’80s TV star and a former National League MVP are among this season’s 18 competitors.
Baseball great Jeff Kent formerly of the San Francisco Giants and The Facts of Life star Lisa Whelchel, who played the wealthy Blair Warner on the sitcom, will vie for the title of “Sole Survivor”; when the 25th season of the show premieres on September 19.
Plus, the three former Survivors that will join the 15 previously announced castaways in three separate tribes are Michael Skupin, Jonathan Penner and Russell Swan. All of these former castaways were medically evacuated from the game in previous seasons and will now have a second shot at the million dollar prize.
Michael competed in Survivor: Australian Outback in 2001, but abruptly left the game when he became the first-ever medical evacuation on the series after receiving severe burns after passing out into a fire from smoke inhalation on Day 17.
Jonathan appeared in Survivor: Micronesia – Fans vs. Favourites in 2008, before leaving due to a knee infection on Day 15.
Russell is from Survivor: Samoain 2009 during which he was medically evacuated due to dehydration on Day 15.
For the first time in Survivor history, there will be three tribes off the start named after animals in the region: Kalabaw (Water Buffalo), Tandang (Rooster) and Matsing (Monkey).
Full list of the 18 castaways below:
Silver Spring, Md.
Former Miss Delaware
Former baseball MVP
Los Angeles, Calif.
Roberta “R.C.” Saint-Armour
New York, N.Y.
Terry Town, La.
Former “Facts of Life” Actress
Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Roxanne “Roxy” Morris
Cedar Rapids, Iowa