The tribe has spoken — and it wants NPH on a “legendary” celebrity edition of Survivor.
There have been celebs on Survivor before, including past sports stars and The Facts of Life's Lisa Whelchel, but they tend to stay under the radar and hide their fame. But what about a serious celeb version of the CBS show? Host/producer Jeff Probst talked to People about the idea.
"Mark Burnett and I really want to do a celebrity version," Jeff said. "We were just talking about this at a Grammy party last week. Neil Patrick Harris was there, and he told me flat out he wants to play. I challenged him and said 'Do you really want to do it, or is this just a fun fantasy that will never happen?' He said, 'I want to do it.' So, on the heels of NPH having the guts to say, 'I'm in' – I'm putting out the challenge! If you are a celebrity and truly believe you could hack it, it's time to put up. It would be a shortened shoot – maybe 10 days or so – so you can still get back to do your movies and TV shows, and you won't lose so much weight that your agents will panic. But rest assured it will still kick your ass. If we can get a truly great cast together I think CBS would go for it."
That sounds great! Maybe they should try for Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson again. Back in 2001, the then-married couple reportedly showed up for an open audition for Survivor: Australia. And they were turned away by producers! Survivor was the ratings darling back then — everyone wanted a piece of it — but maybe with NPH on board, more big names will sign on.