‘Survivor’ Host Jeff Probst Loves His Mullet That’s Present Through Season 41: ‘Damn Impressive’

by Taylor Cunningham

Jeff Probst sat down with Entertainment Weekly to talk about the season premiere of his long-running show Survivor—which drops tomorrow. And while they were chatting, EW couldn’t help but ask about the host’s “damn impressive” on-screen mullet.

Survivor is finally coming back after taking a year off. The game show couldn’t work around Covid-19 protocols in 2020, so the series had to take a break. But the newest group of castaways was able to make it to the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji this year. Now we get to watch their story unfold on CBS every Wednesday at 8 pm ET (YAY!).

While Probst was chatting with EW, he talked about the long, lustrous mullet he managed to grow during filming. And by the sounds of it, he’s quite proud of his 80s rocker look. As he noted in the interview, after 41 seasons with the show, he’s just happy he still has hair.

“[My] hair is longer because like so many of us, I didn’t get it cut during COVID,” he said. “And as it grew, I was reminded how grateful I am to still have hair, so why not grow it!”

 So Probst decided to embrace his new hairstyle. “And on location, there was no way to cut it anyway,” he added. Probst promises that he will have a “pretty damn impressive mullet” by the end of the season.

Jeff Probst Talks About What’s Ahead for ‘Survivor’

The countdown has started for the debut of Survivor 41. And the show’s host and executive producer, Jeff Probst, says he’s made some major changes this season

Earlier this month, Probst talked to Variety about what’s in store for the castaways this fall. And by the sounds of it, the players are in for a brutal season.

One of the most notable changes is actually more of a change back. Meaning, Probst wants to go back to the roots of Survivor. The premise of the show will be truer to the early days of the series when it was a “group of strangers, forced to rely on each other to survive while voting each other out.”

Probst also told Parade that Survivor 41 will be “a faster, more dangerous and much more intense game.” Because of time constraints, producers had to speed up the gameplay. In past seasons, contestants spent 39 days on the island. But this year, they only had 26 days to complete filming. 

Probst also added that the 18 players won’t be given daily food rations. Instead, they’ll have to win their meals during reward challenges.

“Advantages now often come with massive risks. In order to earn an advantage, you have to successfully navigate something risky,” he added.