Debbie Wanner ‘Survivor 34’ exit interview: ‘Well done’ to Sarah Lacina for voting me out [PODCAST]

“It’s a game where the objective is to eliminate your opponents, so I always have to say ‘Well done’ to somebody who takes somebody else out,” says “Survivor: Game Changers” castoff Debbie Wanner about being betrayed by police officer Sarah Lacina in Wednesday’s episode, titled “A Line Drawn in Concrete.” This was Debbie’s second time playing the game after finishing ninth place in “Survivor: Kaoh Rong — Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty” (Season 32).

Listen to our full exit interview above and then make your “Survivor 34” predictions for a chance to top our famous leaderboards. It’s fun and easy, so start now by predicting who will be voted out next.

Sign up for Gold Derby’s newsletter with experts’ latest predictions

“At the end of the day for me there’s no hard feelings. It’s a game, that is the objective,” Debbie notes about Sarah’s bold game move. “Do I wish I would have made the move on her? You bet. But she made it first.”

Debbie is a bit confused why she was Sarah’s target instead of alliance leaders Brad Culpepper and Sierra Thomas, admitting, “The truth is I don’t know and I’ve never asked anybody that. But perhaps it’s because it would have been too predictable to [eliminate] Brad or Sierra, one or both of whom could have had an idol. I suppose it made sense in that it was unexpected.”

‘Survivor’ (Season 34) Game Changers: Predictions, News, Photos & Odds

As for the crazy tribal council in which Jeff Varner outed Zeke Smith for being transgender, Debbie asserts that “the edit was 100%.” She recalls, “As soon as those words left Varner’s mouth, I turned around and said, ‘That was not for you to say,’ and that is exactly how I feel. When you’re playing chess, you don’t get to pick up a knife and stab your opponent because he’s winning the game. In ‘Survivor,’ you don’t get to punch somebody in the solar plexus because they’re beating you.”

Also in our “Survivor” podcast, Debbie chats about the hilarious moment where she pretended to be drunk at the merge feast, whether she was given too many advantages at Exile Island, what she thinks of John Cochran‘s visit, and why she’d “love to hand” Sierra the million-dollar check.

Join the live ‘Survivor’ debate going on right now in our world-famous forums

Get a closer look at the Season 34 contestants by clicking through our cast photo gallery. In our “Survivor” predictions center, you get to answer the following questions before each episode airs on CBS every Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET.:

Who will win “Survivor”?

Who will be eliminated?

Who will win Reward?

Who will win Immunity?

Will a hidden idol be played?

Will anybody quit or be medevaced?

Who will win ‘Survivor: Game Changers’? See exclusive odds

Gold Derby readers 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” when you’ve settled on your choices. You’ll compete to win bragging rights and a place of honor on our leaderboard. Be sure to read our contest rules and sound off on the season of “Survivor” in our reality TV forum.

More News from GoldDerby