Jeff Probst was back on my show today to talk about the new season of “Survivor,” which starts Thursday night.

We talked about the military coup that happened in Fiji while they were filming the show, the contestant who had a panic attack and bailed out just before filming began on the new season, and the new twists that Mark Burnett has come up with for this round.

I also asked him how Ozzie (the runner-up from last season) got on the show despite being on a Playboy reality show earlier, and why they don’t screen out some of these obvious showbiz-wannabe contestants. Probst, who has filled in for Regis Philbin in the chair next to Kelly Ripa a couple of times, also revealed a conversation he had with Michael Gelman about the easiest gigs in television.

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