Survivor (US) has pulled a player from the game just a week short of its final, in what has been reported as ‘inappropriate touching.’
Hollywood agent Dan Spilo had already been given warning prior to his removal.
Host Jeff Probst told players that Spilo would no longer be participating in the game.
“Ok, so I just spoke privately with Dan and I want to update you guys,” he said. “A decision has been made and Dan will not be returning to the game. He won’t be coming back to camp. He won’t be on the jury. He’s gone.”
A title card followed the conclusion of the episode, which read, “Dan was removed from the game after a report of another incident, which happened off-camera and did not involve a player.” CBS declined to comment beyond the title card’s statement.
Throughout the current season various female contestants expressed discomfort with Spilo’s inability to respect their space, numerous occurrences of which were captured on-camera. Contestant Kellee Kim asked Spilo to his face if he could better respect her wishes that he maintain a better distance.
Spilo later apologised if anyone misinterpreted his physical conduct.