‘Survivor’ castoff Jeff Varner has ‘nothing but love’ for entire ‘Second Chance’ cast (Podcast)

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“I have nothing but love in my heart for my entire cast, I really do,” admits the latest “Survivor: Second Chance” castoff Jeff Varner during our exit interview (listen below). “We shared this experience and I’m very grateful. I’d love to do it all over again … on vacation!” Hurry — make your “Survivor” predictions for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It’s fun and easy, so get started by scrolling down to predict which castaway will be kicked off the island next.

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“I don’t care that I did come out fourth,” he explains. “I feel like I put two seasons’ worth of game play out there in four episodes. It’s important for me to deliver for all those people who voted me in.”

According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by contest entrants like you, Jeff’s elimination was a shocker as he only had 8/1 odds (11% chance) of being voted out Wednesday night. Our readers instead thought that Woo Hwang would be the one sent packing, but he was able to convince his tribe mates to keep him around a little bit longer.

“Woo wouldn’t shut up [at Tribal Council]!” Jeff jokes. “It’s like, that boy didn’t talk for 11 damn days and on this last minute you decide you’re gonna fight? Where have you been? I was so irritated with him and proud of him all at the same time.”

In last night’s episode, Jeff suffered a bad foot injury at the immunity challenge that may have helped sway his tribe’s decision to vote him out. “The injury I had was pretty intense. The editing didn’t do it justice. I mean, I couldn’t walk right and it was uncomfortable and my toe was black and purple and my foot was all swollen. I couldn’t walk with them and it was just an easy choice to make.”

Also in our chat, Jeff talks about his relationship today with controversial castaway Abi-Maria Gomes, what he thinks of Kelley Wentworth as the predicted winner of “Survivor: Second Chance and he even reveals a fun incident that didn’t make it onto TV.

Check out the overall Season 31 leaderboard to the right. Currently our #1 “Survivor” predictor is Eeric with overall 88% accuracy and 19,821 points, but there are still many weeks left to play in our contest and be eligible to win our weekly and overall season prizes. See our contest rules here and don’t forget to update YOUR predictions here.

To vote for who you think will be voted out next, drag your chosen castaways over from the left to the right and arrange them in your predicted order. Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated.

If the majority of readers think Woo will be out, that means he’ll have the best odds and will go to the front of the pack. Conversely, the contestants who don’t receive many predictions have the worst odds and will go to the bottom of the pile.

Gold Derby users just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it’s important that you give us your predictions. You can continue to update and change your forecasts throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.

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Who’s going home next? Making your “Survivor” predictions is fun and easy. Just log into your Gold Derby account (or you can register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google) and then start casting your votes.

Remember that coming out on top doesn’t just mean answering that week’s questions correctly. You also have to use your three big bets (500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a longshot who pulls off an upset, you can really rack up the points, so don’t take them for granted.

Get started by making your prediction as to which castaway will be voted off the island next by using our easy drag-and-drop menu below our podcast with the latest castoff. And be sure to sound off on the current season of “Survivor” in Gold Derby’s reality TV forum.

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