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Redemption Island: The Biggest Twist in Survivor History!

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Fabio Birza was voted the Survivor winner last night. Let's face it, though:

Nicaragua wasn't the most exciting edition of the CBS competition. That's why the most interesting announcement came at the conclusion of the finale, as Jeff Probst previews season 22, Redemption Island.

In what the host refers to as "the biggest twist" in series history, cast-offs will not be sent home. Instead, they will reside by themselves on Redemption Island until the next castaway is voted off. There will then be a duel of some kind. The winner will remain on the island and, eventually, return to the game itself.

"This is the most excited I’ve been in a long time when it comes to a twist. I really hope Redemption Island adds a new layer that we can use for years to come,” says Probst. “We have no idea what’s gong to happen. It’s a big risk. It could fail miserably. I don’t think it’s going to.”

What do YOU think. Survivor fans?

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This twist has actually been used in the Philippine adaptation of the show (the show called it "Isla Purgatorio" (Purgatory Island)). I hope the next season would be more exciting since my favorite players are going to be back.


How does this qualify as the biggest twist ever?