20 Most Shocking Survivor Moments

No one has forgotten these gasp-worthy Survivor moments.

Jenna Morasca and Heidi Strobel take it all off on Survivor: The Amazon

1. Jenna Morasca and Heidi Strobel take it all off on Survivor: The Amazon

Jeff Probst offered chocolate and peanut butter to those who were willing to strip down mid-challenge. Jenna Morasca and Heidi Strobel were up to the task and enjoyed their sweet treats.

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Billy Garcia professes his love to Candice Cody on Survivor: Cook Islands

2. Billy Garcia professes his love to Candice Cody on Survivor: Cook Islands

Billy Garcia said it was love at first sight when he saw fellow contestant Candice Cody. Sadly it was not mutual, but Billy left her with some sweet parting words when he was eliminated from the game.

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J.T. Thomas gives Immunity Idol to Russell Hantz on Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

3. J.T. Thomas gives Immunity Idol to Russell Hantz on Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

All the castaways were shocked when J.T. Thomas gave his Immunity Idol to Russell Hantz—someone he didn't know very well at all. He took a big gamble and he lost. 

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Rob Mariano wins Survivor: Redemption Island

4. Rob Mariano wins Survivor: Redemption Island

Fourth time was the charm for "Boston Rob" Mariano, who finally became the sole survivor on Survivor: Redemption Island.

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J.P. drops trou on Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers

5. J.P. drops trou on Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers

After he was accused of hiding an immunity idol, the castaway pulled off his pants to prove he had nothing to hide.

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Sandra Diaz-Twine wins twice (Survivor: Pearl Islands and Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains)

6. Sandra Diaz-Twine wins twice (Survivor: Pearl Islands and Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains)

Sandra Diaz-Twine made history as the first (and only) person to win Survivor two times.

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Erik Reichenbach is blindsided on Survivor: Micronesia

7. Erik Reichenbach is blindsided on Survivor: Micronesia

In an unbelievable moment, Erik Reichenbach gave away his Immunity necklace and was immediately eliminated. Oops.

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Parvati Shallow plays two Idols on Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains

8. Parvati Shallow plays two Idols on Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains

Parvati Shallow shook things up when she saved not one but two of her fellow castaways with Hidden Immunity Idols.

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Sue Hawk's “rats and snakes” speech on Survivor: Borneo

9. Sue Hawk's “rats and snakes” speech on Survivor: Borneo

This iconic first season speech by Sue Hawk let viewers and players know that in order to win Survivor, strategy and deception are key.

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Jonny Fairplay's grandma lie on Survivor: Pearl Islands

10. Jonny Fairplay's grandma lie on Survivor: Pearl Islands

Johnny Fairplay set up an elaborate lie about his grandma's passing to garner sympathy from his fellow castaways. It worked, as it saved him from being eliminated that night.

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Jason Siska fell for a stick on Survivor: Micronesia

11. Jason Siska fell for a stick on Survivor: Micronesia

Poor Jason Siska believed he had a Hidden Immunity Idol, but much to his ally's dismay it turned out to be just a stick.

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Rob Mariano backstabs Lex van den Berghe on Survivor: All-Stars

12. Rob Mariano backstabs Lex van den Berghe on Survivor: All-Stars

Determined to keep his love interest around longer, Boston Rob whispered a deal to Lex van den Berghee to vote to keep Amber Brkich around, promising to make it up to him. When Amber was saved, Rob went back on his deal and led the charge to vote out Lex.

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Sandra Diaz-Twine burns Russell Hantz's hat on Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains

13. Sandra Diaz-Twine burns Russell Hantz's hat on Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains

You don't win Survivor twice by playing nice! Sandra Diaz-Twine burned her competitor's signature hat just to mess with him.

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Stephenie LaGrossa is a tribe of one on Survivor: Palau

14. Stephenie LaGrossa is a tribe of one on Survivor: Palau

One was the loneliest number for Stephenie LaGrossaine, who was the first person to be in her tribe alone after a rough elimination.

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Erik Cardona's touching speech on Survivor: Samoa

15. Erik Cardona's touching speech on Survivor: Samoa

Erik Cardona presented a speech that moved the Final 3 tribe members to tears and ultimately led Natalie White to victory.

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Vecepia Towery wins Survivor: Marquesas

16. Vecepia Towery wins Survivor: Marquesas

Everyone was surprised when low-key and moderately weak contestant Vecepia Towery won by a single vote in the fourth season of Survivor.

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The elements got extreme in Survivor: Australian Outback

17. The elements got extreme in Survivor: Australian Outback

The castaways were shocked by the harsh rains of the Australian Outback, which flooded their campsite and left them without food or shelter.

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Hunter Ellis booted early in Survivor: Marquesas

18. Hunter Ellis booted early in Survivor: Marquesas

In another strategy play by Boston Rob, Hunter Ellis was eliminated for being too much of a threat. Rob persuaded all the other players to vote him out, despite his winning attitude and challenge strength.

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Eliminated contestants return

19. Eliminated contestants return

Audiences were shocked when eliminated contestants from Survivor: Pearl Islands were brought back to compete for a second chance.

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James Clement voted out with two Hidden Immunity Idols on Survivor: China

20. James Clement voted out with two Hidden Immunity Idols on Survivor: China

At Tribal Council, James Clement didn't think he'd need to play the two Hidden Immunity Idols in his possession. Turns out he was wrong, and he was voted out.

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