Survivor’s Sprint Player of the Season Lisa Whelchel has landed a new gig where she’ll be co-hosting The Jeff Probst Show with Jeff Probst, beginning in January 2013!
The fan favorite on Survivor: Philippines and former 80s child television star (The Facts of Life) will be joining Probst in the new year as co-host of his television talk show on CBS. Apparently the two have bonded while filming Survivor and they plan on taking their on-air chemistry over to his struggling show. If the ratings do well and fans like the coupling Lisa will remain on the show as co-host. But until that time, the gig will be temporary.
Lisa, who is also battling West Nile Virus right now, gushed about doing the show with Probst:
“When I applied for ‘Survivor,’ they asked, ‘Why do you want to do it?’ I love ‘Survivor’ and I love Jeff Probst. I got to be on ‘Survivor,’ and now I get to guest host with him. I have thought about doing a talk show. My heart is in comedy, so I’d rather do a sitcom. At the same time, I have thought about doing a talk show, and I can’t imagine it being more fun than doing it with somebody like Jeff.” – Lisa Whelchel
Episodes are already being taped and will begin airing next month.
Do you think adding Lisa Whelchel as a co-host will help Jeff Probst to boost his ratings?