His relative lack of visibility to the daytime audience gives him ‘‘a mountain to climb,’’ Probst said, but he has his hiking boots on. He'll continue on ‘‘Survivor’’ whatever happens with the talk show.
‘‘It’s odd that I don’t feel any pressure to succeed or not to succeed,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s not that I have ‘Survivor’ (as a backup), it’s that all you can do is your best, what you’re capable of. This is my best, and I'm going to get better every day.’’
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