The 10 Most Shocking ‘Survivor’ Moments
Stripping, stealing, lying and cheating — we look back at how the Survivor contestants have tried to outplay, outwit and outlast each other over the past 18 cycles
Reality shows have overrun the landscape, it seems, with everyone and their neighbor now a TV star. But the first big show to come down the pike, the grandfather of them all, is Survivor. Host Jeff Probst has taken us through 18 cycles of the show in the past 10 years, and with the new series, Survivor: Samoa, starting up again this week, we look back at the most shocking moments in Survivor history.
10. Rupert Steals the Shoes
One of the best and most popular contestants in the show’s history, Rupert Boneham was introduced to America in the Pearl Islands cycle when he stole the shoes of the other team, then used them to barter with local townfolk for more goods.
9. Richard Hatch and Susan Hawk’s Naked Challenge Moment
Some would say Hatch’s rubbing his naked body against Susan during a physical challenge was criminal. It led to her quitting the game and threatening to sue CBS, but it all petered out and Hatch ended up going to jail for tax evasion, instead.