Lisa Whelchel: “I love Survivor and I love Jeff Probst!”
They are a match made in heaven. Jeff Probst and Lisa Whelchel have been secretly aligned for months. Now that Survivor: Philippines is finally over, the truth can be told. They are the new “Regis and Kathie Lee”! Probst was whining on Larry King’s Hulu talk show just a few weeks ago, that his ratings suck and that cancellation was a definite possibility for his own talk show, The Jeff Probst Show. Jeff said , “I don’t know if I’ll give it up or if it’ll be given up for me.” The Hollywood Reporter complained that his show lacked focus. He still has till April to pull something out of his ass.
This is where Lisa comes in. She was on his talk show during Survivor‘s season and the audience loved her. Jeff loved her. Jeff’s wife loved her. Jeff’s producer’s loved her. Jeff’s cameraman loved her. Jeff’s make-up lady loved her. Jeff’s janitor loved her. It seemed like the perfect solution to bring her into the fold. Probst is too much of a tool to connect with the women who watch daytime TV. He needs Lisa and her “hot sauce on kids tongues” attitude to get their attention. Lisa told Entertainment Weekly and The Christian Post that this would only be for a few weeks. She’s very excited about co-hosting, saying: “I have thought about doing a talk show, and I can’t imagine it being more fun than doing it with somebody like Jeff.” If it works, I’m sure she’ll be asked to stay till April. If not, Jeff and his show are goners. The tribe will have spoken!
Then again, there’s always Russell waiting in the wings…….