August 24, 2011 9:09am PT by Jethro Nededog
'Survivor: South Pacific' Brings Back Ozzy Lusth and Benjamin 'Coach' Wade (Video)
Earlier this week, CBS announced the 16 new competitors for Survivor: South Pacific premiering Sept. 14, but teased that two former castaways will get the chance to redeem themselves on the upcoming season. Well, the network just revealed who’s returning.
Ozzy Lusth and Benjamin "Coach" Wade are coming back for Season 23 in Samoa. Of course, they bring with them the advantage of experience, but also their new fellow competitors already have a sense of how they play the game.
Lusth is definitely a player to keep an eye on. This will be his third chance at the title and one-million dollar prize. He appeared on Season 13 in the Cook Islands and again on the 16th season, Fans Vs. Favorites in Micronesia. On his first go-around, he made it all the way to the end but ended up being the runner-up to winner Yul Kwon.
Wade aka Coach first competed on the 18th season in Tocantins. His bravado about his skills quickly made him a lot of enemies. He ended up placing fifth that season. He returned for Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains where he was the ninth person voted off and the first member of the jury.
Below, watch host Jeff Probst explain the decision to bring back the two competitors.
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