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Survivor winner Richard Hatch throws shade at host Jeff Probst

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Jeff Probst has been the host of Survivor for years. Pic credit: Robert Voets/CBS

Survivor winner Richard Hatch has a lot of opinions about the reality competition show, and that includes thoughts on host Jeff Probst as well.

It was back on the inaugural season of Survivor that Hatch became the $1 million winner, helping the show to gain popularity that has sustained it for many years.

During Survivor 41 and Survivor 42, though, some fans have become frustrated with castaways talking about their personal experiences.

And following the latest episode of the show, Hatch took to social media to share what he feels that Survivor fans have lost along the way. He also uses some colorful language to express his latest thoughts.

Richard Hatch speaks about Jeff Probst and Survivor 42

Richard Hatch didn’t mince words in a social media post about Survivor host Jeff Probst.

“I’ve not seen any commentary accurately capturing what Survivor fans have lost and are losing with [Jeff] Probst’s increasing power,” Hatch started out his lengthy Facebook post.

Hatch continued about Probst, “He is incompetent, lacking the depth, sophistication of thought, and insight to successfully nurture this extraordinary game. Instead, and rather than seek out and use available resources to appropriately facilitate the game, he consistently mishandles poignant moments, ignoring context, all the while steering this game into unsurvivably rough seas and no doubt, eventually, into the looming rocky shoreline.”

Later in the post, Hatch expressed sentiments about the Survivor host’s vanity. He wrote, “Probst’s irresponsible insertion of his own shallow, short-sighted, and agenda-driven influence is destroying the game’s integrity and stealing the unique opportunity for introspective growth Survivor once provided viewers.”

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Richard Hatch shares his thoughts on Survivor and the show’s host. Pic credit: @RichardHatch/Facebook

More news about Survivor 42 and beyond

On the next episode of Survivor 42, the final eight castaways will be battling it out to make it further in the game. It will be interesting to see what the fallout is like after two people got eliminated in the last episode.

And for any fans who just want to skip ahead to the end of the season, there is a possible Survivor 42 boot list, which spells out who might make up the final four this season. The list also predicts the Survivor 42 winner.

To catch up on previous episodes from Survivor 42 or to re-watch the one that just took place, viewers can stream all of that content through Paramount+. It’s also not too early to start looking forward to Survivor 43 in Fall 2022 and Survivor 44 in Spring 2023 on CBS.

Survivor 42 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on CBS.

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