Dan Spilo is the First ‘Survivor’ Contestant to Physically Be Removed From the Show by Producers
Apparently, something crazy went down behind the scenes of Survivor: Island of the Idols.
On last night’s episode, it was revealed that contestant Dan Spilo was removed from the game as a result of an undisclosed “incident.”
The message appeared on screen during the show: “Dan was removed from the game after a report of another incident, which happened off-camera and did not involve a player.”
According to People magazine, the incident in question involved a member of the show’s production team and happened after an immunity challenge as “[Dan] and other contestants were getting into a boat to transport them back to the camp.”
Dan allegedly touched the female crew member’s leg, People reports. According to sources, he insisted that the contact was accidental as he lost his balance while trying to get into the boat. The incident was witnessed by another contestant.
However, the show’s team wasn’t convinced. After consulting with the show’s legal team, producers decided to remove him from the show altogether.
This isn’t the first time Dan has been in trouble this season.
Earlier this season, Dan, who is also a Hollywood agent, was accused of inappropriately touching a female contestant. During the controversial episode, contestant Kellee Kim expressed concern that he had violated her personal space after she made multiple requests for him to stop.
Well, he’s gone now and will apparently go down in history as the first contestant voted off… by producers!