Survivor Vanuatu cast announced today.

Survivor Vanuatu cast announced today.
The 18-member–two more people than usual–cast of Survivor Vanuatu will be officially revealed this morning on The Early Show. That’s the morning “news” program on CBS that no one watches except on days like today; the announcement occurs sometime in the show’s two hours, so have something else to do, like watching The Today Show on another TV. After Julie Chen reveals the cast, Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich will show up to discuss the contestants, even though they know nothing about them. Those who are really desperate to know the cast already know, thanks to SurvivorNews.net and its Automatic Survivor 9: Vanuatu Contestants Confirmator, which let people know if they’d correctly guessed the identity of a cast member. SNN says they have identified all 18 cast members, and have revealed them over time as people have correctly input cast members’ names into the Confirmator.
+ update: SurvivorNews.net was correct in its predictions. One cast member, Chad, is the show’s first amputee. The only other notable piece of information from The Early Show was that the 18 will be divided into two tribes, not three as in Survivor All Stars.

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