CBS has finally confirmed one of Survivor's worst kept secrets: that the reality franchise's upcoming 26th edition will be another Fans vs. Favorites edition.

Survivor host Jeff Probst announced the format and formal title of the 26th Survivor edition -- which CBS had already previously announced will premiere Wednesday, February 13 -- during Sunday night's live broadcast of Survivor: Philippines' reunion show.

"Ten ultimate Survivor fans get a chance to prove that they have what it takes when they square off against ten of their favorite players from the past," Probst said.

"It's the return of one of Survivor's greatest pairings, Survivor: Caramoan -- Fans vs. Favorites."

Despite its title, Survivor: Caramoan was filmed back-to-back in the Philippines with Survivor: Philippines this past spring.

While CBS has yet to reveal the season's cast, the identities of the ten returning castaways have circulated online for months.

According to Internet spoilers, the ten returning Survivor "favorites" will be Andrea Boehlke, John Cochran, Malcolm Freberg, Brandon Hantz, Francesa Hogi, Corinne Kaplan, Brenda Lowe, Dawn Meehan, Erik Reichenbach, and Phillip Sheppard.

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