Jeff Probst goes naked for 'Two and a Half Men' cameo appearance
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/14/2013
Jeff Probst will be showing off a little bit more of himself than usual on CBS tonight -- and that's an understatement.
The Survivor host will be making a cameo appearance on Two and a Half Men in which he'll appear to be fully nude while holding a plate of bacon. The half-hour episode will air Thursday night at 9:30PM ET/PT.
"I'm playing a version of me," Probst, 52, toldToday. "I just jokingly mean that I'm not typically walking around naked with a plate of bacon. I don't really eat bacon."
Probst said it didn't take much to convince him to take on the "really funny" role, as he apparently just read the script and then immediately signed on.
"Then they said, 'Oh by the way, you'll be naked.' I mean, how can you turn down Two and a Half Men? -- one of the greatest comedies of all time. I was really excited. I've done a lot of MAD TV and that kind of comedy but I've never done a situation comedy like this," Probst told Today.
Probst explained being naked on the show was "fun" and he "couldn't care less." He'd also definitely be willing to get naked on the show again. As for his very muscular and toned body, Probst said, "It's definitely not a case of good genes and I eat McDonald's every day."
"I definitely put effort into staying fit," he explained.
"You have to if you want to live a long time, why wouldn't you? And if you're in this industry, you better, and if you work on a show like Survivor. There's lots of reasons that I work to stay in shape. And it's a good thing because they don't give you a lot of advance notice. It's not like they called in June and said, 'Hey, in November, we'd like to use you.' It was like 48 hours later we were shooting."
Probst joked that Survivor might expect him to tape the show naked from now on.
"That's what I told myself in my trailer... I thought it would be a little bit more intimidating to walk onto the set. You're wearing very tiny underwear. You are wearing something. It's like being European or it's just like being on a beach in Brazil. No big deal," he said.
Probst, who has been with Survivorsince its very first season premiered back in 2000 on CBS, also touched upon how he thinks the currently-airing Survivor: Blood vs. Water season is doing. The edition featured returning castaways playing against their "loved ones" until the merge recently brought everyone back together.
"It's exceeded our very high expectations," Probst noted. "We had no idea the layers, the complexity, that the players would find. I found myself behind many times at Tribal Council thinking, 'Oh my God, I don't think I know what's happening here.' The problem with this loved one thing is that only one person wins."
Who knew what was hiding under Probst's trademark blue shirt?!