Jeff Probst on episode 7 of 'Survivor: One World'

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Each week, host Jeff Probst answers a few questions about the most recent episode of Survivor: One World.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Judging by the fact that the first post-merge reward challenge had people dividing into two teams, I’m guessing that the original plan was to merge them either right after that challenge or right before last night’s immunity challenge, but that you accelerated the merge to Tribal Council once Colton was taken out of the game. Can you share some behind-the-scenes insight as to how you guys adjusted things once Colton was evacuated?
JEFF PROBST: When Colton was taken out it meant we had nobody to vote out at Tribal Council. Since the merge was planned for the next morning, we decided to bring them to Tribal Council (putting a bit of fear in them) and merge them that night instead.  We just needed something to happen at Tribal so we moved up the merge by about 10 hours.

You’ve had a few classic out-of-context quotes while doing challenge play-by-play, and last night’s “Michael, with balls hanging on both sides of his disc,” was right up there. Do you realize right after you say stuff like that “Oh, that idiot Dalton is going to have a field day with that one,” or are you simply too in the zone to notice until it shows up on TV?
Well, at this point I’m fairly aware of the fun opportunities to be had when you have a challenge involving discs and balls!  So yes, I’m aware of what I’m saying as I say it! And I’m aware you’ll have fun with it the next morning. It’s one of the things I like about your writing. You never miss an opportunity for anything! I’d have to say though my favorite of the night was “Tarzan’s balls haven’t moved in a long time.”

Tarzan’s underwear — dirt or poop? What’s your take and what’s the proper underwear washing etiquette here?
I wasn’t there so this is just based on the facts that I saw play out on the episode — I’d say poop. In fact I’d bet quite a bit that it was poop. Proper etiquette is to wash them in the friggin’ ocean. I don’t care if the boiled water rids the parasites, it’s the image in my head that is most concerning. Every time I’m drinking water I’ll be thinking…. Tarzan’s poop is in my water. Man, even writing it is disgusting.  Doesn’t mean I don’t love Tarzan, cause I do!

Tease us up for next week, sir!
A shocking blindside eradicates any sense of security in the Tikiano tribe.

For more from the host, check out Jeff’s Tout page. To read Dalton’s recap, click right here. To watch an exclusive deleted scene from last night’s episode, simply watch the video player below. And for more Survivor scoop, follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss.

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