'Survivor 40: Winners at War': Fans Think Jeff Probst is Like 'A Kid in A Candy Store' This Season

The CBS reality show Survivor is in its 40th season, and fans have noticed that host Jeff Probst is incredibly happy about something in this anniversary year. The viewers weighed in on why he looks like a “kid in a candy store” every week. 

Fans know the ‘Survivor’ seasons that Jeff Probst hated

“Imagine going from last season to this season,” one fan wrote on Reddit. “I’d be happy too (and am, in fact, happy).”

On Survivor Island of the Idols, fans feel there was a “bland cast, bland winner, and feely Dan.” The controversy surrounding Dan Spilo ruined the season for many people. He was the first player ever ejected from the game and engaged in inappropriate touching with the other players. He was finally removed after an incident that happened off-camera. 

“But, for me, everything that happened after the incident kind of just tainted the season and some of the players as a whole,” another Redditor added. 

Fans also feel like Probst was noticeably different during certain seasons where he didn’t necessarily love all of the players. 

Thailand was pretty noticeable how DONE he was,” one fan wrote. 

Other seasons fans mention as not Probst’s favorites include TocantinsSouth PacificNicaragua, and Gabon.

Jeff Probst is the winner of ‘Survivor 40: Winners at War’ according to fans

“Can we take a moment to appreciate how happy Jeff looks this season,” one viewer wrote on Reddit. “He’s like a kid in a candy store.”

Fans feel that Probst is the happiest ever seeing him have all of his favorite players back for season 40. With the unforgettable antics of Boston Rob Mariano, Sandra Diaz-Twine’s sit-out bench, and Tony Vlachos’ Spy Shack, it is an epic season. 

“I think Jeff is the real winner of this season,” added another Redditor. “I get happy every time I see Jeff because he’s always smiling and radiating happiness.

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Probst watched all 20 of the players on this season outwit, outlast, and outplay to the $1 million prize. It’s no surprise he’s excited to see all of his “kids” return for an anniversary season. 

“This season is letting him relive some of his best memories not just from Survivor but his whole life,” wrote another fan. “It’s definitely emotional, exhilarating, and sentimental for him.”

Survivor Season 41 and Season 42 postponed due to the coronavirus

Following such a fantastic season, fans want to know what Probst and the Survivor producers are planning next. The production chose the cast; however, filming is not underway.

“Due to the growing short-term uncertainty surrounding the global spread of COVID-19 and the corresponding desire for the continued well-being of our amazing crew, we have decided to push back our start date for Survivor season 41,” Probst said in a letter to the crew on March 11, 2020. 

Season 41 was scheduled to begin filming on March 24, 2020, in Fiji. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the production was pushed back to May 19, 2020. 

Survivor 40: Winners at War is currently airing Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS. 

Read more: ‘Survivor 40: Winners at War’ Episode 6: Did Denise Stapley Plan to Blindside [Spoiler] or Was She Offended by the Tribal Council Talk?

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