Dan Spilo, one of the contestants on the Survivor: Island of the Idols show, has been removed from the show. The reason for the abrupt removal is an indecent touching. The incident has been undisclosed and is termed as off-camera.
The host of the show, Jeff Probst, came to the contestants after the end of Wednesday’s episode and informed of the decision to remove Dan Spilo from the game show. No reasons were given for the removal, and the contestants were found to be speculating on what might have happened. As soon as the show ended, a black screen showed the following message,
“Dan was removed from the game after a report of another incident, which happened off-camera and did not involve a player.”
Spilo did not come up with any explanation, either. The CBS declined to comment on the inquiries. Spilo, a Hollywood agent, was previously accused of inappropriately touching a female contestant in the Survivor show. The female contestant in question was Kellee Kim, who accused that Spilo had violated her personal space, in spite of her requests.
Entertainment Weekly had asked Jeff Robst to elaborate on the incident, but he had declined to divulge the details. “In this situation, out of respect for privacy and confidentiality, I can’t say anymore.” was what he had to say about the incident back then.
The final five players in the game now are Dean Kowalski, Lauren Beck, Janet Carbin, Noura Salman, and Tommy Sheehan. The finale of the show is scheduled to be held on December 18. The winner will take home a grand prize of $ 1 million.
Coming back to Dan, this is not the only time he was found to be touchy-feely with the female contestants. Kelle Kim shared her experience with the fellow contestants Missy Byrd and Elizabeth Beisel, who related their own stories of the similar incidents with the Hollywood agent. This is perhaps another case of the #MeToo movement in the entertainment industry.