Survivor China will include kidnapping, starvation, a visit to the Great Wall

Previewing the upcoming Survivor China season, Jeff Probst says that there will be more hunger than usual, kidnapping of tribe members, and visits to landmarks including the Great Wall of China.

“Food won’t be as plentiful. In fact, we’re giving them rice because I don’t think they’d do very well without it,” Jeff tells Entertainment Weekly. He also says that there will be “rewards where we go to the Great Wall of China. We go to the Shaolin Temple, which is the home of kung fu.”

EW reports that the series will introduce “the kidnapping of losing tribe members,” in addition to old favorites such as “immunity idols hidden right under contestants’ noses.”

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