Survivor Caramoan: Fans and Favorites cast’s returnees revealed months ago
The cast of Survivor Caramoan: Fans and Favorites will feature a half new and half returning cast, just like the season it borrows its subtitle from, Survivor Micronesia. However, season 26 is not “versus,” because returnees will apparently be mixed among two tribes instead of by themselves.
While Survivor Philippines’ finale on Sunday will include some kind of preview for next season, it’s unclear how much we’ll actually learn. CBS has been increasingly delaying the reveal of the identities of returnees until well after the finale, even though their identities have been known for months and months now, since the summer.
Four of the 10 returnees are from last fall’s Survivor South Pacific and three are from the preceding season, Survivor Redemption Island; in other words, the show didn’t reach far back into the pool. There is, however, someone from the original Fans vs. Favorites, and someone from Survivor Gabon. One contestant comes from this season, meaning his/her participation could constitute a spoiler, i.e. they did not win so they were brought back immediately.
Overall, it seems like a strange yet strong group—and a mix of crazy and sane. They’re clearly among the most dramatic people who’ve played recently, though “favorites” might be a stretch for some.
True Dork Times has a list of the contestants, along with detailed information about how their casting was identified and by who. (Social media has made it increasingly easy to identify and/or verify that someone is on the show.) Most came from Survivor Sucks, verified by a poster named beatlebum79 after partial lists were posted by birdseyetoo and matty p.
Here’s the list of Survivor Caramoan returnees:
- John Cochran, Survivor South Pacific
- Phillip Sheppard, Survivor Redemption Island
- Brandon Hantz, Survivor South Pacific
- Erik Reichenbach, Survivor Micronesia: Fans vs. Favorites
- Malcolm Freberg, Survivor South Pacific
- Francesca Hogi, Survivor Redemption Island
- Brenda Lowe, Survivor Nicaragua
- Andrea Boehlke, Survivor Redemption Island
- Corinne Kaplan, Survivor Gabon
- Dawn Meehan, Survivor South Pacific