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Jeff Probst decides ‘Survivor’ lifestyle suits him just fine

December 10, 2005

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— Jeff Probst says he's decided that life without "Survivor" wouldn't be as much fun and he's sticking with the CBS reality series.

"I was thinking about retiring and spending my time traveling to exotic locations around the world, meeting new and interesting people. Then I realized, uh, wait a second, I'm already doing that with 'Survivor' and getting paid for it, as well," Probst, 44, said in a statement Thursday.

He has signed a new multiyear deal, CBS spokesman Chris Ender said.

Probst said in October that he was weighing whether to continue with the show. He has hosted "Survivor" since it debuted in summer 2000 and his contract ends with the edition now in production.

Mark Burnett, the show's executive producer, lauded Probst's contributions to the "ever-evolving game" in which players face physical and mental challenges in a bid to win $1 million.

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