Whereas Todd expressed curiosity in returning throughout a Reddit AMA last year–saying “After all i might play once more! A winners season could be rad or a winners vs. runners up”–the winner of Survivor: China shouldn’t be one of many 20 castaways.
However after his win in 2007, Todd publicly struggled with alcoholism, showing as a frequent visitor on the Dr. Phil Present. He made headlines in 2017 when he alleged to Stat and The Boston Globe that the producers of the present equipped him with alcohol and Xanax earlier than carrying him out onto the stage throughout his notorious 2013 look, when he blew a .5 on a Breathalyzer check. (He appeared once more in 2016, revealing he had relapsed.)
A rep for the present denied the claims, telling E! News, “The Stat article doesn’t pretty or precisely describe the strategies of Dr. Phil, the TV present, or its mission to teach tens of millions of viewers about drug and alcohol dependancy. The present doesn’t give medication or alcohol to its visitors and any solutions on the contrary is errant nonsense. “
Now sober, Todd is engaged and planning a November 2020 marriage ceremony. On the day of the season 40 premiere, he wrote on Instagram, “I will not be battling it out in winners at struggle however I am so past grateful to be part of this superb present!”