“A lot of social media people have come at me saying I had no class,” says the latest “Survivor: Kaoh Rong” castoff Scot Pollard to Gold Derby (listen above) about his controversial game play with Kyle Jason that included hiding the tools and pouring water on the fire. “We didn’t do anything that hadn’t been done on ‘Survivor’ before. So really, if you wanna look at it, we were basically just hacks that employed other people’s ideas to try to get something accomplished.”
According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by contest entrants like you, Scot’s ouster was not a shocker as he had leading 8/5 odds of being sent packing. That put him in first place on our elimination chart for this week’s episode, titled “I’m Not Here to Make Good Friends.”
As for the way he was portrayed on the show, Scot reveals, “It was a little surprising early on in the season. I was like, oh, I guess I’m gonna be a villain. But we all signed up for it. We all signed up to be on a game show and you have to be prepared for that.”
Scot’s alliance member Tai Trang had the power to save him last night by activating the super idol, but he chose not to. How does Scot feel about being betrayed by Tai? “I’m shocked. I’m going, wait a minute, the only reason you have an idol is because I talked you out of using it. I didn’t feel the need to beg or question him because I could see it in his face; he wasn’t gonna share.”
Also in our chat, Scott reveals the serious injury that almost removed him from the game, why he told the truth about being a pro athlete, and who he wants to win the $1 million. Click the video above to listen to our Q&A podcast.