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19th Oct '17 12:51:17 PM AjWargo
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** In what became the final season, Chael Sonnen was expelled for cheating as well. He cut a cord to a computer to buy his team some extra time on a task. He didn't think it was cheating, but Arnie thought otherwise.
10th Oct '17 11:36:56 PM Maddoxsort
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* In ''Game Changers'', Jeff Varner, in a Survivor first, was expelled from the game without a vote for outing another contestant as {{Transgender}}. Jeff was on the outs with his tribe following a member shuffle and had tried to paint Zeke Smith as an untrustworthy liar by indicating he wasn't revealing his sexuality to people, but made the ultimate failure in that he crossed the line between game attack and personal attack. This is because he foolishly assumed Zeke had told his community about his sex change and that he wasn't really gay, just holding onto his old sexual orientation attractions. Andrea Boehlke almost immediately burst into tears after being so shocked and horrified by what Jeff had just done, and Tai Trang, a homosexual, was outraged and quickly berated Jeff for what he did, with Debbie Wanner chiming in very displeased as Sarah Lacina sat there transfixed in horror and awkward silence. Pretty soon, almost the entire tribe of the post-shakeup Nuku was laying into him. Zeke then revealed, "In the past two seasons I've been on this show, I've told ''nobody''." , and Jeff Probst sobered Varner with the [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped harrowing news that this would not just be broadcast between the tribe but MILLIONS of viewers.]] That meant Varner had effectively told the country Zeke was transgender and made it impossible for him to go back to a life of privacy. The disgust was so palpable from everybody that Probst invoked an impromptu vote and basically confirmed everybody wanted Jeff out and Jeff himself was ready to go, knowing he lost his right to be on the show, so Probst simply kicked him out on unpopular opinion. But it wasn't over for poor Varner yet, not by a long shot. Post-game, Jeff broke down and wept, apologizing for what he did, then had an incredibly sullen exit interview. But that wasn't enough for the LGBT community, who were so burnt they felt the need to declare Varner unfit for employment, and he even lost his job when angry fans called in for him to be fired, and then Jeff even went into a bout of suicidal depression and needed counseling. He has since gone on to a new job that is better than the last, but will likely never again be invited back to the show and knows he will bear this disgrace for the rest of his life.

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* In ''Game Changers'', Jeff Varner, in a Survivor first, was expelled from the game without a vote for outing another contestant as {{Transgender}}. Jeff was on the outs with his tribe following a member shuffle and had tried to paint Zeke Smith as an untrustworthy liar by indicating he wasn't revealing his sexuality to people, but made the ultimate failure in that he crossed the line between game attack and personal attack. This is because he foolishly assumed Zeke had told his community about his sex change and that he wasn't really gay, just holding onto his old sexual orientation attractions. Andrea Boehlke almost immediately burst into tears after being so shocked and horrified by what Jeff had just done, and Tai Trang, a homosexual, was outraged and quickly berated Jeff for what he did, with Debbie Wanner chiming in very displeased as Sarah Lacina sat there transfixed in horror and awkward silence. Pretty soon, almost the entire tribe of the post-shakeup Nuku was laying into him. Zeke then revealed, "In the past two seasons I've been on this show, I've told ''nobody''." , and Jeff Probst sobered Varner with the [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped harrowing news that this would not just be broadcast between the tribe but MILLIONS of viewers.]] That meant Varner had effectively told the country Zeke was transgender and made it impossible for him to go back to a life of privacy. When Varner tried to rescind his comment, Probst chided at him, "You can't un-ring the bell." The disgust was so palpable from everybody that Probst invoked an impromptu vote and basically confirmed everybody wanted Jeff out and Jeff himself was ready to go, knowing he lost his right to be on the show, so Probst simply kicked him out on unpopular opinion. But it wasn't over for poor Varner yet, not by a long shot. Post-game, Jeff broke down and wept, apologizing for what he did, then had an incredibly sullen exit interview. But that wasn't enough for the LGBT community, who were so burnt they felt the need to declare Varner unfit for employment, and he even lost his job when angry fans called in for him to be fired, and then Jeff even went into a bout of suicidal depression and needed counseling. He has since gone on to a new job that is better than the last, but will likely never again be invited back to the show and knows he will bear this disgrace for the rest of his life.
10th Oct '17 11:33:47 PM Maddoxsort
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* In ''Game Changers'', Jeff Varner, in a Survivor first, was expelled from the game without a vote for outing another contestant as {{Transgender}}.

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* In ''Game Changers'', Jeff Varner, in a Survivor first, was expelled from the game without a vote for outing another contestant as {{Transgender}}. Jeff was on the outs with his tribe following a member shuffle and had tried to paint Zeke Smith as an untrustworthy liar by indicating he wasn't revealing his sexuality to people, but made the ultimate failure in that he crossed the line between game attack and personal attack. This is because he foolishly assumed Zeke had told his community about his sex change and that he wasn't really gay, just holding onto his old sexual orientation attractions. Andrea Boehlke almost immediately burst into tears after being so shocked and horrified by what Jeff had just done, and Tai Trang, a homosexual, was outraged and quickly berated Jeff for what he did, with Debbie Wanner chiming in very displeased as Sarah Lacina sat there transfixed in horror and awkward silence. Pretty soon, almost the entire tribe of the post-shakeup Nuku was laying into him. Zeke then revealed, "In the past two seasons I've been on this show, I've told ''nobody''." , and Jeff Probst sobered Varner with the [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped harrowing news that this would not just be broadcast between the tribe but MILLIONS of viewers.]] That meant Varner had effectively told the country Zeke was transgender and made it impossible for him to go back to a life of privacy. The disgust was so palpable from everybody that Probst invoked an impromptu vote and basically confirmed everybody wanted Jeff out and Jeff himself was ready to go, knowing he lost his right to be on the show, so Probst simply kicked him out on unpopular opinion. But it wasn't over for poor Varner yet, not by a long shot. Post-game, Jeff broke down and wept, apologizing for what he did, then had an incredibly sullen exit interview. But that wasn't enough for the LGBT community, who were so burnt they felt the need to declare Varner unfit for employment, and he even lost his job when angry fans called in for him to be fired, and then Jeff even went into a bout of suicidal depression and needed counseling. He has since gone on to a new job that is better than the last, but will likely never again be invited back to the show and knows he will bear this disgrace for the rest of his life.
10th Oct '17 11:10:47 PM Maddoxsort
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* '''Ejection''': Breaking the rules should ''not'' go unpunished. While some people have succeeded in breaking rules or having rules slanted toward them, others deliberately break rules or attempt to cheat, trying to use loopholes. Contestants may also be removed from a reality TV GameShow because they may pose a danger to the other contestants, such as violent outbursts or threats of physical violence.
* '''Quitting''': Sometimes, a contestant may be eliminated simply because he quit or dropped out of his own will. They all have their own reasons -- maybe they feel they'll be eliminated either way and it wouldn't make a difference, maybe they're having a nervous breakdown, or it may actually be a strategic attempt to throw a wrench into the game's works. Most commonly, contestants will quit a contest show for urgent personal matters, such as a death in the family. This is not the same as simply asking other people to vote you off.

Other types of non-gameplay eliminations may be specific to the show, such as the "Mercy Kill" from ''Series/TheAmazingRace'', in which a team that falls so far behind the rest that they CantCatchUp will be told instead to go directly to the Pit Stop where they'll be eliminated.

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* '''Ejection''': Breaking the rules should ''not'' go unpunished. While some people have succeeded in breaking rules or having rules slanted toward them, others deliberately break rules or attempt to cheat, trying to use loopholes. Contestants may also be removed from a reality TV GameShow because they may pose a danger to the other contestants, such as violent outbursts or threats of physical violence.
violence. This has been particularly common in "rats in a cage" style game shows like ''Series/BigBrother'', where familiarity breeds contempt and often leads to tempers flaring.
* '''Quitting''': Sometimes, a contestant may be eliminated simply because he quit or dropped out of his or her own will. They all have their own reasons -- maybe they feel they'll be eliminated either way and it wouldn't make a difference, maybe they're having a nervous breakdown, or it may actually be a strategic attempt to throw a wrench into the game's works. Most commonly, contestants will quit a contest show for urgent personal matters, such as a death in the family. This is not the same as simply asking other people to vote you off.

Other types of non-gameplay eliminations may be specific to the show, such as the "Mercy Kill" from ''Series/TheAmazingRace'', in which a team that falls so far behind the rest that they CantCatchUp will be told instead to go directly to the Pit Stop where they'll be eliminated.
eliminated. In cases where the team is physically incapacitated, the host will come to them and praise their efforts, but will ultimately have to dismiss them from the competition.



** In Week 13 of the very first series in 2001, the remaining 7 housemates, citing general boredom and a percieved unfair punishment for failing a weekly challenge, left the house for two hours. After negotiating some perks, four of the housemates returned, but the remaining three housemates declined.

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** In Week 13 of the very first series in 2001, the remaining 7 housemates, citing general boredom and a percieved perceived unfair punishment for failing a weekly challenge, left the house for two hours. After negotiating some perks, four of the housemates returned, but the remaining three housemates declined.



** A massive 25 housemates have voluntarily left the house over the 24 series. (A few actually escaping over the roof, and one breaking the fire exit and fighting with security!)
** 8 have been thrown out, for things ranging from cheating, to alleged threats, to badly-chosen words, to physical assault.

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** Europe seems to be full of rebellious ruffians. A massive 25 housemates have voluntarily left the house over the 24 series. (A few actually escaping over the roof, and one breaking the fire exit and fighting with security!)
** 8 have been thrown out, for things ranging from cheating, to alleged threats, to badly-chosen words, to physical assault. One of which, Dawn, made ''twenty-three'' obnoxious cries of "[[MostAnnoyingSound OH, SHUT UP]]" when she was caught and scolded for it and was too snooty to listen.



** Justin Sebik, who was ejected 10 days into the show because he repeatedly threatened houseguests and held a knife to Krista Stegall's throat after a busy night of drinking. Said incident is now called "The Knife Incident".
** Scott in Season 4 was expelled after repeated rulebreaking, having a few outbursts in the house, and possibly diagnosed with [=STD=].
** In Season 11, Chima was expelled about half-way through the game. Since Week 1 she had ''knowingly'' broken rules such as refusing to come to the diary room when called, not wearing a microphone, and covering cameras with blankets, but during Week 6 she just broke down due to Jeff using the coup-de'tat when she was [=HOH=]. Chima walked out to practice for the upcoming Veto competition and didn't take her microphone with her. Natalie and Kevin then went to get her microphone for her so she wouldn't get penalized, but instead of accepting it she ''threw it in the hot tub'', then refused to pay for it. The following night, she was removed from the house for knowingly breaking rules and refusing to pay for the microphone she destroyed. And this, children, is why her nickname after that was Hirochima -- pronounced the same way.

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** Justin Sebik, who was ejected 10 days into the show because he repeatedly threatened houseguests and held a knife to Krista Stegall's throat after a busy night of drinking. Said incident is now called "The Knife Incident".
Incident". It resulted in tightened rules about violence so that nobody is allowed to come even close to what he did, and alcohol is no longer allowed in excess on the show- it can only be handed out in Head Of Household baskets in moderation, as gifts supplied by Pop TV, and for the Final 3 celebration dinner. Also, Justin received a psychological combing over in the Diary Room, where the show's psychiatrist and the producer at the time both talked to him extensively and realized he was a danger to the house. In his interview post-expulsion, even host Julie Chen was fearful at the way he seemed incapable of recognizing that his actions in the house were totally unacceptable and that Justin felt he should be allowed back in!
** Scott Weintraub in Season 4 was expelled expelled/walked after repeated rulebreaking, having a few outbursts in the house, and possibly diagnosed with [=STD=].
an [=STD=]. What had happened was he had a severe emotional meltdown after being forced to share a roof with Amanda, his ex-fiancee. Although everyone with the exception of an odd girl out was subjected to this treatment, Scott took it especially hard because she had been able to move on with her life after their engagement was broken; he however, was not. Scott flipped out and began flinging chairs all over the living room and "joking" that he was going to hit people with a life-sized chess piece in the backyard. Eventually, Scott was told to go to the Diary Room but continued to ignore the summons, until finally admitting he needed help and calling everybody into the house for an intervention, where they all agreed this atmosphere was bad for him and unlike the other houseguests would not be able to put up with it. Scott at last entered the Diary Room and was basically given the same assessment as Justin and, through both a combination of unwilling to continue the game and psychological red flags, was walked off the show. Amanda ended up being the next to go, and even told Scott she was already practically decided on as the first official eviction, but Scott's attitude had already been soured too much to have the will to stay on, and what he did in the four episodes he was on the show made it clear he was going to be miserable no matter what and possibly even driven insane.
** In Season 11, Chima was expelled about half-way through the game. Since Week 1 she had ''knowingly'' broken rules such as refusing to come to the diary room when called, not wearing a microphone, and covering cameras with blankets, but during Week 6 she just broke down due to Jeff using the coup-de'tat when she was [=HOH=]. Chima walked out to practice for the upcoming Veto competition and didn't take her microphone with her. Natalie and Kevin then went to get her microphone for her so she wouldn't get penalized, but instead of accepting it she ''threw it in the hot tub'', then refused to pay for it. The following night, she was removed from the house for knowingly breaking rules and refusing to pay for the microphone she destroyed. And this, children, is why her nickname after that was Hirochima -- pronounced the same way. In fact, Chima's misconduct was taken so badly that she was ''[[DeaderThanDead banned from joining the Jury]]''. Instead, in a throwback to the traditional voting system, America got to cast one vote of its own (which may actually be a nice addition if used correctly).



** Season 12 had one would-be houseguest, Paola, pull a Melissa [=McNulty=] (see ''Survivor'' below) and bail out during the pre-show sequester period.
** Season 14 gives us Willie Hantz (yes, Russell's brother), who was thrown out of the house about a week in for headbutting another houseguest.

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** Season 12 had one would-be houseguest, Paola, Paola Aviles, pull a Melissa [=McNulty=] (see ''Survivor'' below) and bail out during the pre-show sequester period.
period. Going to the bathroom while being filmed skeeved her out, and she hadn't been reading up on her contract. Her suddenly departure from the game caused producers to have a cast short one contestant that year and a smaller Jury, so they began expanding the prospective contestant pool to accomodate sudden vacancies. As it turned out, Season 14 saw another last-minute dropout, Mike (not Mike "Boogie", a totally new one), and Joe Arvin was given a lucky pass to take his spot.
** Ironically, after the effort made to plug up a sudden dropout, Season 14 gives us Willie Hantz (yes, Russell's brother), who was thrown out of the house about a week in for headbutting another houseguest.houseguest. Guess who it was? Joe. That means that because Mike left the show, Willie got expelled. Then again, given Willie's temper and totally hated presence in the house, it was probably only a matter of time, anyway.
** Season 19 was a rather sad incident. Megan Ann Lowder, a superfan of the show, came onto the season with high hopes and a lot of promise. Unfortunately, she was a victim of sexual assault and suffering from flashbacks of it. She also couldn't stand the company of women and suffered triggers when yelled at by either sex, especially after Josh Martinez and Cody Nickson backed her into a corner. Megan began having vomiting and diarrhetic fits in the bathroom, and began grouching at people to leave her alone, obviously not having a good time. Worst of all, she had a big mouth. She chose to run it after assuming someone in the cast was racist and it got blown back in her face. Jessica Graf had called Alex Ow "Pao Pao" while Alex was out of earshot, Paola Shea's nickname from Season 16, due to both of them having a similar appearance. Megan thought she heard Jessica call Alex "Panda", then told Alex, and Alex went to Jessica, Jessica set her straight, and Alex came back to Megan angry at her and claiming she was a liar and set this up on purpose, discontinuing their friendship. This set off a full panic attack and she was rescued from the house from inside the Diary Room and taken to the hospital for a week of drying out. The producers urged Megan to leave the show for the sake of her own health and seek counseling to heal, and because Megan was so ragged from what had happened, they actually expunged ''everything'' regarding her presence on the show, with only her grayed out memory wall portrait left. She didn't even come back for the finale night. Maybe that's a good thing, because this season bore witness to an incredibly disgusting cast (Alex, being petty and unlikable as usual, said Megan didn't matter because she "she f-cked herself"; she would go on to become the fanbase's punching bag) and Paul Abrahamian even had the nerve to say she caused a curse where a lot of people on her side of the memory wall got evicted.



** In an attempt to atone for the Shilpa Shetty racism controversy, Jade Goody was a houseguest on the second series of this version of the show. She left on day 2 after being diagnosed with cervical cancer, and died 8 months later.

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** In an attempt to atone for the Shilpa Shetty racism controversy, Jade Goody was a houseguest on the second series of this version of the show. She left on day 2 after being diagnosed with cervical cancer, and died 8 months later. Ominously, some people claim Goody was punished/cursed for her misdeeds and made to pay with them with her life through some dark-lore Hindu retribution because they were ''that'' bad.
26th May '17 2:10:12 PM SonSon
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* ''Series/FaceOff'' season 1 had JerkAss Joe storm out after a stressful team challenge and arguing with his partner and the judges. He was counted as that episode's elimination and nobody else was sent home.

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* ''Series/FaceOff'' season 1 ''Series/FaceOff'':
** Season 3
had JerkAss Joe storm out after a stressful team challenge and arguing with his partner and the judges. judges, in the first episode. He was counted as that episode's elimination and nobody else was sent home.home.
** Laney from season 5 left voluntarily, after making it to the top 5. In the show, her reason was mainly homesickness, but she later explains that [[http://ew.com/article/2013/10/24/face-off-exit-qa-i-honestly-dont-regret-the-decision-i-made/ she was feeling guilty about getting in the way of the other contestants]].
8th May '17 8:19:35 AM roboe
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* ''Big Brother'' (Denmark)
** In Week 13 of the very first series in 2001, the remaining 7 housemates, citing general boredom and a percieved unfair punishment for failing a weekly challenge, left the house for two hours. After negotiating some perks, four of the housemates returned, but the remaining three housemates declined.
7th May '17 8:31:01 AM TheFox
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** In Game Changers, Jeff Varner, in a Survivor first, was expelled from the game without a vote for outing another contestant as {{Transgender}}.

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** * In Game Changers, ''Game Changers'', Jeff Varner, in a Survivor first, was expelled from the game without a vote for outing another contestant as {{Transgender}}.


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** Flipper left the house after getting in a heated argument with the rest of the cast.
** Brooklyn walked because he still had feelings for his ex-girlfriend.
** London refused to continue in the competition because he didn't think that he had a real connection with Daisy. [[spoiler:He returned five episodes later and wound up winning.]]
** Cage pulled himself out of the game because he feared he wouldn't be able to control his anger issues.
** Fox was thrown out when Daisy found out that he still had a girlfriend and was calling her from the house.
7th May '17 8:17:46 AM TheFox
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** ''The Rap Game'': Tally drops out in the penultimate week of Season 3 for unexplained reasons, although the other contestants theorized that she was intimidated by the upcoming challenge.

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** * ''The Rap Game'': Tally drops out in the penultimate week of Season 3 for unexplained reasons, although the other contestants theorized that she was intimidated by the upcoming challenge.


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* Webcomic/SurvivorFanCharacters has had a few of these.
** In Season 4, [[spoiler:Trent]] is injured at camp and has to leave the game as a result.
**In All-Stars, [[spoiler:Maria/Mo]] is ejected for stabbing [[spoiler:Vinnie.]]
** In Season 12, [[spoiler:Maggie]] is ejected for punching [[spoiler:Mike.]]
** In Season 16, [[spoiler:Iyzebel]] is removed from the game after beating up multiple castaways in a rage.
24th Apr '17 10:44:04 PM MylesHowlett
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** Sisters So-Kim and Do-Kim left before the start of filming due to one of them failing a medical test, resulting in an uneven starting ratio of male vs. female contestants.

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** Sisters So-Kim and Do-Kim left before the start of filming due to one of them failing a medical test, resulting in an uneven starting ratio of male vs. female contestants. So later returned for Worlds Apart
** In Game Changers, Jeff Varner, in a Survivor first, was expelled from the game without a vote for outing another contestant as {{Transgender}}.
21st Apr '17 7:19:13 PM Exusia
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** Season 9: Eureka had popped her knee in episode 2 during the cheerleader show, warranting her having to use crutches in episode 5. She was sent home on her doctor's orders that same episode.

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** Season 9: Eureka had popped her knee in episode 2 during the cheerleader show, warranting her having to use crutches in episode 5. show but toughed it out. She was sent home on her doctor's orders in episode 5 to heal after having to wear crutches for that same episode.week's challenge.
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