Ousted ‘Survivor’ Castaway Jeremy Crawford ‘Knew Very Early It Would Be Me Or Natalie’

The third episode of the “David vs. Goliath” season of Global’s “Survivor” saw the Goliath Tribe head to Tribal Council for the first time, and some blunt words between Jeremy Crawford and Natalie Cole created a rift that led the 40-year-old attorney from New York to sadly watch his torch snuffed by host Jeff Probst — after an epic diss from “Napalm Natalie,” that is.

“That stinging sensation you feel in your eyes right now? That’s the Natalie Napalm,” she told Jeremy on his way out. “Get off of my island. By the way, your skin is gorgeous, darling.”

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ET Canada caught up with Jeremy to discuss his feelings on being the third castaway cast off of “Survivor: David vs. Goliath”.

According to Jeremy, he knew going into Tribal Council that he was in a two-way battle with Natalie. “I knew very early it would either be me or Natalie because because everybody else had kind of like a playing partner,” he explains. “Me and Natalie were the only two options.”

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A self-professed “Survivor” super fan, he doesn’t think his knowledge of the game played a role in his fate, as he never had the opportunity to take a deep dive into strategizing.

“I don’t think it played a role in it at that point,” he says of his fandom. “It was too early [in the game]. Until you get to Tribal and get the opportunity to do strategy, you really can’t tell. We didn’t have the opportunity to do strategy strategy. Even after this episode, we still don’t really know what the alliance lines are.”

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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter just days before heading to the island, Jeremy admitted that his biggest fear was being eliminated early in the game and thus exiled to Ponderosa, the compound in Fiji where ousted castaways are sequestered until filming is completed. Being sent to Ponderosa, Crawford told THR, “is one step up from [finding out] you have cancer.”

So was Ponderosa as bad as he expected? “Yes,” he admits of seeing his worst fear realized. “Because I like to live every day and every moment to the fullest. And Ponderosa, you don’t have much to do. You’re so secluded. I just felt like it was a waste of time, and for me that is the worst possible scenario, to have time wasted.”

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As for his fellow Goliaths, who does he hope to see make it to the finish line? “I would love to see Alec or Kara win,” he says.

Survivor” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Global; you can also catch full episodes online.

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