‘Survivor’ quitter Julie McGee: Did John Rocker support her wacky decision? (Podcast)

John Rocker just wants me to be happy and he’s supportive of whatever I decide,” said “Survivor” quitter Julie McGee the day after her controversial departure from San Juan del Sur. “He knows that if I make a decision, I’m making it with some sort of thought behind it. He was just happy that I was OK.”

Julie shocked “Survivor” fans across the globe Wednesday night when she voluntarily quit the show following an emotional one-on-one with emcee Jeff Probst. Did you see Julie’s shocking departure coming? If so, you should be voting in our weekly “Survivor” prediction contest where you have the chance to win prizes and bragging rights.

Psst: Here’s how to predict reality TV shows and win bragging rights AND prizes!

Among the other topics Julie discussed with Gold Derby during our morning-after Q&A, Julie admits she was devastated seeing her tribemates’ reactions after she quit, she reveals how much weight she lost during her time on the island (and what food she was craving more than any other) and she talks about kicking John’s butt at the reward challenge a few weeks back.

As for her upcoming predictions, Julie hopes that Baylor Wilson is eliminated next because she’s “just a kid” and she’s rooting for Jeremy Collins to be the overall winner of Season 29.

According to our exclusive Gold Derby odds, Jeremy is in the lead to win with 7/1 odds, while Alec Christy (9/2) will be the next castaway to get his torch snuffed. Disagree with those odds? Then click here or scroll down to make your own predictions using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Your input will influence the overall standings here at Gold Derby and could save Alec from the dreaded #1 spot on our elimination chart. You have until 4 p.m. PT on Wednesday to cast your votes in this week’s contest.

Visit the “Survivor” prediction center where you can forecast everything from who’s going home next, to which castaways will win the Reward/Immunity challenges, to whether or not a hidden Immunity idol will be played. Get our weekly questions right and you could find yourself on our Season 29 leaderboard. The ultimate winner will earn a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

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Show us that you have what it takes to win the cutthroat reality competition here at Gold Derby and win our prizes, including a chance to have your questions answered by the eliminated castaways each week.

We are forecasting everything from the results on reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “Project Runway” to the body count on “The Walking Dead” to the winners of the Oscars, Golden Globes and Grammys. Click on any box to bring up that event and get started.

To vote for who think will win, drag contestants over from the left to the right and arrange them in your predicted order of finishing. For example, if you think Jeremy will win Season 29, make sure you put him in first place. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.

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Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated. If the majority of users think Jeremy will win, that means he’ll have the best odds and will go to the front of the pack. Conversely, the castaways who don’t receive many votes of confidence have the worst odds and will go to the bottom of the pile.

The standard bet for each question is 100 points, which are wagered against the odds you locked in when you saved your predictions. However, for each TV episode you are given one special 200 point bet that you can use strategically to gain more points.

Here’s how racetrack odds work. If you bet 100 on something that has 50/1 odds and you end up being correct, you will receive 50 x 100 points, which equals 5,000 points. You’ll also get your original 100 points back, for a total of 5,100 points.

Watch all of our ‘Survivor’ Slugfests:
#29.00 ‘Preshow Smackdown’ | #29.01 ‘Suck It Up and Survive’
#29.02 ‘Method to This Madness’ | #29.03 ‘Actions vs. Accusations’
#29.04 ‘We’re a Hot Mess’
| #29.05 ‘Blood is Blood’
#29.06 ‘Make Some Magic Happen’

Get started by making your prediction as to which of the remaining players will end up as the winner of “Survivor” using our easy drag-and-drop menu below our Q&A podcast with Julie.

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