Rosie O'Donnell to host Survivor finale

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com April 23 2002 11:00 PM ET

Out talk-show host Rosie O'Donnell will host the Survivor 4 reunion show live from New York's Central Park on May 19. CBS says that's also where the million-dollar winner will be revealed, live, during the final episode, which will air just before the reunion show. The votes have been sealed since the final tribal council was held on the island of Nuku Hiva.

O'Donnell replaces Bryant Gumbel, who's hosted the first three reunion shows. Gumbel's contract with CBS runs out in May. O'Donnell will also host her own Survivor reunion on her talk show, which airs its final episode three days after the million-dollar winner is announced.

John Carroll, the only openly gay contestant on this season's Survivor, was voted off the show last week.