What if There’s a Tie at a ‘Survivor’ Final Tribal Council? Jeff Probst (Kinda) Explains

Jeff Probst (CBS)

There has never been a tie vote in a “Survivor” final Tribal Council. In early versions of the game, this wasn’t an issue as there were an odd number of jury members and only two final contestants. However, ever since “Survivor: Cook Islands” introduced a final three, a tie has been a very real possibility.

With the “Survivor: One World” finale right around the corner, I thought it was the perfect time to get to the bottom of this long-standing “Survivor” mystery. I reached out to the guy who’d know, “Survivor” host and executive producer (and Emmy hoarder) Jeff Probst, to get all the information he was willing to reveal…

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Gordon Holmes: What is the official plan if there’s a three-way tie at the final Tribal Council?
Jeff Probst: I can’t tell you. But we do have one.
Holmes: So, it’s a trade secret? Like the recipe to Coca-Cola?
Probst: It’s not even a big deal, but until we use it, we don’t want to give it away. We always have it, we are always ready for it. And I hope we get to use it.

Holmes: OK, but what if there’s a two-way tie where two of the finalists have four votes and the third finalist has a single vote?
Probst: We would revote again and you would have to vote for one of those two.
Holmes: A revote at the reunion or at the Tribal Council?
Probst: At the Tribal Council.

Don’t miss the “Survivor: One World Finale and Reunion Show” this Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Any Questions? Drop me a line on Twitter: @gordonholmes

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