Survivor season 43: next episode, eliminations, cast and everything we know
For 22 years and 42 seasons, Jeff Probst has hosted CBS’s Survivor. At this point, his name has become synonymous with the series. It seems only fitting that he's back for hosting duties of Survivor season 43.
With the competition officially underway, viewers can expect to see new challenges, new bonds formed and new manipulative plots as only one person can be crowned the winner and recipient of the $1 million prize.
The contestants this season have been shipped off to the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji, which is made up of 20 islands. This is where the show has been filming since season 33. "I hope we stay here forever," Probst told Entertainment Weekly, noting that it offers everything they need, like the beautiful water, beaches, jungle and wildlife.
Here is everything we know about Survivor season 43
When is the next Survivor season 43 episode?
The game gets a bit more complicated in the next episode or Survivor season 43 airing on Wednesday, October 19, at 8 pm ET/PT on CBS. Titled "Stop With All the Niceness," here is the official synopsis for the latest episode of Survivor:
"Two castaways get caught by another tribemate while opening a Beware Advantage. Also, one person from each tribe must take a journey together where they can risk their vote or play it safe."
Survivor shares Wednesday nights on CBS with another of the OG reality world, The Amazing Race season 34, and a new entry, The Real Love Boat.
Survivor season 43 eliminations
Here is who has been eliminated in Survivor season 43 so far:
Week 1: Morriah Young
Week 2: Justine Brennan
Week 3: Nneka Ejere
Week 4: Lindsay Carmine
Who is in the Survivor 43 cast?
The 18 castaways for Survivor season 43 have been revealed. Meet the Survivor season 43 cast right here, including who is in which tribe. An "X" means they've been eliminated.
Mike "Gabler" Gabler
Elisabeth "Ellie" Scott
Morriah Young (X)
Lindsay Carmine (X)
Karla Cruz Godoy
Justine Brennan (X)
Nneka Ejere (X)
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What is the Survivor premise?
As usual on Survivor, the castaways are split into tribes, (probably) form alliances and compete in physically challenging and mind-bending reward and immunity challenges — all while in a remote location with minimal food access. The goal? To outwit, outplay and outlast every other player to win the $1 million.
For this particular season, the focus is on the society the players create. If you’ve seen a past season, you know that it’s all about adapting to your surroundings.
"What we’re really going to look at this season is how that society that they form directly impacts the game they’re playing, because you have to figure out what are the values, what are the norms, what are the rules of this society, cause they form the rules," Probst said.
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Who is the Survivor host?
Would it really be Survivor if Jeff Probst wasn’t the host? Back for his 43rd season, he’s the only host the show has ever known for over two decades. The 60-year-old has been nominated for 10 Emmys and has won four of them for Outstanding Host For A Reality or Reality-Competition Program.
Believe it or not, Probst actually quit the hit TV show in 2009; he was burnt out. However, after taking time to recharge and making changes to the production team, he came back.
"My Achilles’ heel for a lot of my life was that nobody saw me as a storyteller, that they saw me as a white guy with dark hair who was just a game show host," he told The New York Times. "And that in terms of my own self-image was the thing that could gut me. It was like a kidney punch."
How to watch Survivor season 43
Survivor season 43 airs all of its new episodes live on CBS, which as one of the four major TV networks in the US makes it readily available if you have a traditional pay-TV cable subscription or a good old-fashioned TV antenna. Live TV streaming services like FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV also carry CBS for live viewing, while Paramount Plus premium subscribers can watch their local CBS station through the streaming service as well.
If you won't be watching the latest episodes of Survivor season 43 live, Paramount Plus also is the on-demand streaming home for the reality show, with episodes available to all subscribers the day after they air.
Paramount Plus is now available in the UK, so that'll be the place to look to try and watch episodes of Survivor for UK fans.