Boston Rob and Russell may be getting most of the attention heading into the premiere of Survivor: Redemption Island this evening (especially with our exclusive joint interview), but there are 16 new contestants also vying for the million dollars. In this on-location chat taken just moments after the opening of the season, host Jeff Probst sizes up the cast, talking about some of the people he sees as potential standouts (including the person with the highest IQ of any contestant they’ve ever tested) while also predicting whom will be the first person booted out of the game. Get ready for tonight’s premiere by clicking on the video player below to see all the contestants Probst thinks you should keep an eye on, as well as the one who might not be around for long. And for more Survivor, follow me on Twitter @EWDaltonRoss.
'Survivor: Redemption Island': Jeff Probst picks his favorite new contestants and predicts the first one to get the boot -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
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