We already know that next season's Survivor will be another "All-Star" edition, this time dubbed Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. After 19 seasons there have certainly been some stand-out personalities. And now, we know exactly which ones are headed back out to try their luck again. And one player from Samoa will be joining them -- need I say who?
Just as Rupert Boneham went straight from the Pearl Islands edition into the first All-Stars, the producers recognized right away what a villain they had in Russell Hantz, and the Samoa runner-up was sent right back out to try his luck in an all-villains team.
The full "Villains" roster:
Tyson Apostol (Tocantins) - smart-ass who hated Sierra
Randy Bailey (Gabon) - curmudgeon who hated everyone
Sandra Diaz-Twine (Pear Islands) - won without winning a single challenge
Danielle DiLorenzo (Panama) - beat Cirie in the final fire-making challenge
Russell Hantz (Samoa) - burned his own tribes' socks
Jerri Manthey (The Australian Outback/All-Stars) - the original queen of mean
"Boston" Rob Mariano (Marquesas/All-Stars) - All-Star mastermind took second and married the winner
Parvati Shallow (Cook Islands/Micronesia) - flirted her way to the top
"Coach" Wade (Tocantins) - the dragon slayer warrior who was more drama than action
Courtney Yates (China) - scary-skinny, but funny, master manipulator
Rupert Boneham (Pearl Islands/All-Stars) - stole the opposing tribe's shoes
James Clement (China/Micronesia) - voted out with two immunity idols in his pocket
Colby Donaldson (The Australian Outback/All-Stars) - won the final five immunity challenges
Cirie Fields (Panama/Micronesia) - the sweetest mastermind you'll ever find
Amanda Kimmel (China/Micronesia) - dominated late-game challenges
"Sugar" Kiper (Gabon) - spent so long on Exile Island she named it the "Sugar Shack"
Stephenie LaGrossa (Palau/Guatemala) - was the last member standing of her tribe pre-merge
J.T. Thomas (Tocantins) - lost half of his tooth in a tribal challenge
Tom Westman (Palau) - caught a shark
Candice Woodcock (Cook Islands) - uh ... who was she again?
Okay, they may not have picked 100% the most memorable and dominating figures, but I guess they had to go with who was available (season one winner Richard Hatch couldn't get out of house arrest to do it), and who was willing. Still, it looks like a great group.
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains kicks off Thursday, February 11 at 8 PM ET.
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