Meet the Cast of Survivor: Blood vs. Water

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CBS has unveiled the former Survivor castaways returning to play against their loved ones on the newest season Blood vs. Water.

Survivor: One World castaway Kat Edorsson will compete against her boyfriend, Big Brother 12 winner Hayden Moss. They'll be joined by other familiar faces including Season 1's Gervase Peterson, who'll play against his niece Marissa, and previous winners Tina Wesson (The Australian Outback) and Aras Baskauskas (Panama). Returning players will make up the yellow Galang tribe and the new cast members will be a part of the red Tadhana tribe.

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Besides returning players facing off against their personal allies, the new season will also introduce a new twist called Day Zero, according to Entertainment Weekly. The game will begin the night prior to the 39-day competition as the 10 pairs are sent out to 10 different locations to live by themselves for the night. The following morning, they're be welcomed by host Jeff Probst and officially start the game. "The whole idea was to try and get them thinking and maybe believing that they would play as a pair," Probst told the magazine.

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Redemption Island, which allows castaways who have been eliminated from the game a chance to fight their way back into the game, will also be back. This season, however, loved ones will be forced to choose whether to "save" their partner on Redemption Island by switching places with them, thus allowing their loved one to immediately re-enter the game.

See the full list of castaways below:

Returning players (Galang Tribe)

Tyson Apostol (34)
Previous Season: TocantinsHeroes vs. Villians
Current Residence: Provo, Utah
Occupation: Pro cyclist/shop manager
Couple: Dating Rachel

Aras Baskauskas (31)
Previous Season: Panama
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif. 
Occupation: Musician 
Couple: Brother of Vytas

Rupert Boneham (49)
Previous Season: Pearl Island, All StarsHeroes vs. Villains 
Current Residence: Indianapolis, Ind. 
Occupation: Mentor for troubled teens
Couple: Married to Laura

 

Candice Cody (30)
Previous Season: Cook Islands, Heroes vs. Villians
Current Residence: Washington D.C.
Occupation: Physician, Anesthesiology resident 
Couple: Married to John

Monica Culpepper (42)
Previous Season: One World
Current Residence: Tampa, Fla. 
Occupation: Former NFL wife
Couple: Married to Brad

Colton Cumbie (22)
Previous Season:  One World
Current Residence: Collinsville, Ala. 
Occupation: Student teacher
Couple: Engaged to Caleb

Kat Edorsson (23)
Previous Season:  One World
Current Residence: Orlando, Fla. 
Occupation: Student
Couple: Dating Hayden

Laura Morett (43)
Previous Season:  Samoa
Current Residence:
Salem, Ore.  
Occupation: Co-owner of Morett Construction 
Couple: Mother to Ciera

Gervase Peterson (43)
Previous Season: Borneo
Current Residence: Philadelphia
Occupation: Cigar lounge owner
Couple: Uncle to Marissa

Tina Wesson (52)
Previous Season: AustraliaAll Stars
Current Residence: Robbinsville, NC
Occupation: Motivational speaker
Couple: Mother to Katie

New players (Tadhana Tribe)

Rachel Foulger (33)
Current Residence: Provo, Utah
Occupation: Cocktail waitress/graphic designer
Couple: Dating Tyson

Vytas Baskauskas (33)
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif. 
Occupation: Yoga instructor/math professor 
Couple: Brother of Aras

Laura Boneham (44)
Current Residence: Indianapolis, Ind. 
Occupation: Merchandiser
Couple: Married to Rupert

John Cody (30)
Current Residence: Washington D.C.
Occupation: Physician, Army orthopedic surgeon 
Couple: Married to Candice

Brad Culpepper (44)
Current Residence: Tampa, Fla. 
Occupation: Attorney and retired NFL player
Couple: Married to Monica

Caleb Bankston (26)
Current Residence: Collinsville, Ala. 
Occupation: Post office manager/Farmer
Couple: Engaged to Colton

Hayden Moss (26)
Current Residence: Springtown, Texas 
Occupation: Real estate
Couple: Dating Kat

Ciera Eastin (24)
Current Residence: Salem, Ore.  
Occupation: Cosmetology student
Couple: Daughter to Laura

Marissa Peterson (21)
Current Residence: Chapel Hill, NC
Occupation: student
Couple: Niece to Gervase

Katie Collins (25)
Current Residence: New York
Occupation: Hedge fund support
Couple: Daughter to Tina

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