‘Survivor’ castoff Wes Nale thought dad Keith would use Immunity idol on him (Podcast)

When Gold Derby sat down with the latest “Survivor” castoff Wes Nale, we got right down to the question everybody is wondering: Why didn’t Wes take his father Keith Nale‘s Immunity idol when it was offered to him?

“I figured he’d walk up there and say, ‘I’m playing this for Wesley,’ but he didn’t end up doing that,” reveals Wes. “I felt like if I would have taken it, I probably would have been the next to go just because they would have seen me as more of a threat than Keith in the challenges and what not. So I kind of feel like that it was the right decision.” Listen to our entire podcast below.

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Gold Derby readers were notably shocked with Wes’ vote-off, as the young Louisiana firefighter only had 8/1 odds of going home according to our exclusive “Survivor” racetrack odds. All of our users who correctly predicted Wes’ elimination earned game points based on the odds they locked in throughout the week in our “Survivor” prediction contest.

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Wes also reveals to Gold Derby that he searched for the hidden Immunity idol on Exile Island for about three hours. When he couldn’t find it, he figured that Jon Misch had found it, but that “No one really seemed to care” back at camp.

Would Wes have voted out his dad? “Oh yeah, if it was to get me farther in the game. Since we weren’t in the majority alliance and everybody wanted to get Keith out, I told him right when we merged, hey, if it comes up good, we need to vote each other out. If it gets me farther and makes me loyal to someone, I’m gonna do it. And we both agreed that we would.”

Going back to last week, Wes said that the reason he, Keith and Alec Christy all voted for Reed Kelly is because they knew Reed had gone through Keith’s bag and found the clue to the Immunity idol. But as for who Wes thinks is playing the worst game, that title goes to Jaclyn Schultz.

To hear what else Wes has to say, listen to our entire Q&A below.

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Watch all of our ‘Survivor’ Prediction 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’
| #29.07 ‘Million Dollar Decision’
#29.08 ‘Wrinkle in the Plan’ | #29.09 ‘Gettin’ to Crunch Time’
#29.10 ‘This is Where We Build Trust’ |

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