Jeff Probst says he screwed up the immunity challenge: “I blew another one.”

Jeff Probst says he screwed up the immunity challenge: “I blew another one.”
The generally unflappable and infallible Jeff Probst admits he screwed up last week’s Survivor All-Stars immunity challenge, which ultimately led to Richard Hatch’s dismissal. The moment in question involves Rob and Colby’s face-off. According to the New York Post, “Rob and Colby grappled for their flags and tumbled into the water together in a big blur. With the naked eye, it appeared that Colby hit the water first. … But a frame-by-frame analysis reveals that Rob’s foot actually hit the water a split second before Colby’s arm.” Jeff said Rob won. Now, he says, “They’re often judgment calls. This is one I just blew.” But, he says, it basically doesn’t matter, because he is god: “Part of the rules and the contract [the contestants] sign is that during the challenges I’m the sole arbiter and final call.”
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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.