Trucker on ‘Survivor’ sent to Exile Island

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Updated Oct 20, 2018
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“Survivor’s” David Tribe with Texas owner-operator Carl Boudreaux (second from left in the back row). CBS photo“Survivor’s” David Tribe with Texas owner-operator Carl Boudreaux (second from left in the back row). CBS photo

For Texas trucker Carl Boudreaux, the solitary life on the road prepared him well for last night’s episode of Survivor.

The 41-year-old owner-operator from Beaumont, Texas, through no fault of his own, was sent to Exile Island when the two tribes — the Davids and Goliaths — were split apart and reconfigured into three tribes.

While those three teams competed in the immunity challenge, the isolated Bourdeaux mused on his situation.

“I’m a truck driver so I’ve been alone,” he said. “But, (usually) I can pick up the phone or go to a truck stop and talk to people.”

While in exile, Boudreaux, searched for what was called an “idol nullifier”, which would protect him when he rejoined the others. He found a clue that led him to search for one specific coconut among the many tossed about in the surf. In that coconut was the nullifier and his protection.

The orange tribe — renamed the Vuku — lost the immunity challenge and voted one of their members off the island. Vuku became Boudreaux’s new tribe.

Survivor airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS.