Jeff Probst Staying On Board ‘Survivor’

by | February 9, 2010 at 2:56 PM | TV News

Jeff Probst (CBS)

Jeff Probst has survived 20 seasons of ‘Survivor‘ – and he’s ready for more.

The host is keeping his torch lit and staying put for the next two seasons of the series. At one point, he wasn’t so sure he would continue.

“After 10 years and 20 seasons, it felt like a prudent and thoughtful thing to take a moment and breathe and think, ‘what’s next for me?’”he said to PEOPLE. “But I started to come back to the same conclusion, which was I am not finished with ‘Survivor’ yet. It’s the right way to go.”

Probst is also on board for the ‘Heroes vs. Villains’ season, which will see past contenders square off against one another.

“I think Heroes vs. Villains is going to satisfy on every level,” he said, “so what’s inspiring about that is we are coming off Samoa with Russell and a season with 20 returning all-stars, so we have to do something special with 21 and 22. We have to be on our game and get very creative, so that is very exciting.”

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains premieres with a special two-hour episode on Thursday at 8 p.m. on CBS.