Blair From The Facts Of Life To Appear On “Survivor”

Lisa Whelchel, AKA Blair Warner on the '80s sitcom "The Facts of Life" is now a castaway. Whelchel is part of the cast of "Survivor: Philippines," which premieres Wednesday, September 19 on CBS. It just might be enough to make me watch!

Lisa Whelchel, AKA  Blair Warner on the ’80s sitcom “The Facts of Life” is now a castaway.  Whelchel is part of the cast of “Survivor: Philippines,” which premieres Wednesday, September 19 on CBS. It just might be enough to make me watch!

Whelchel tweeted a video to host Jeff Probst at the encouragement of a friend, asking to be on the show. It is not actually a celebrity cast on the show – in fact most of the other contestants on the show were unfamiliar with her work!

She tells Yahoo: “I’m a huge, huge fan and have been from Season 1. I haven’t missed an episode. I love the game and was born to play it  … I never wanted to do reality TV, but this doesn’t feel like reality TV. This feels like having an adventure that I’ve always wanted to have. Even if this weren’t filmed, I would want to do it. It just happened that it’s filmed and put on television and I use to be on television.”

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