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Double Tribal Council
Double tribal nicaraguaKelly B. and Yve are the latest victims of a Double Tribal Council.
Survivor Gameplay
Description: When both tribes are forced to vote off one member each.
Appearances: Pearl Islands
Cook Islands
Heroes vs. Villains

The Double Tribal Council is a game changing twist where both tribes vote out a member one after the other, on the same night. Oftentimes, individual immunity is offered to contestants. Additionally, tribal reward is sometimes offered, and the winner can sit in on the losing tribe's Tribal Council, while eating food.


The twist originated in Survivor: Pearl Islands, in the shadow of The Outcasts twist. Before The Outcasts could vote two members back into the game, both Drake and Morgan had to vote out one member each from their tribes, because they both lost to The Outcasts in the Immunity Challenge.


In Pearl Islands, after both Morgan and Drake lost to The Outcasts, Drake voted out Shawn Cohen first, followed by Morgan's Tribal Council where Osten Taylor quit the game.

In Vanuatu, both tribes competed for reward: fishing gear and the chance to vie for individual immunity. Lopevi won reward, and John Kenney won individual immunity. Afterwards, John K. spent the day at the Yasur camp. After the men voted out John Palyok, John K. stayed around to watch the Yasur Tribal Council. Before the vote, John K. was instructed to give immunity to one member of the Yasur tribe. He chose Ami Cusack, and Yasur voted out Mia Galeotalanza.

In Palau, both tribes competed for reward: beef stew to be enjoyed while watching the other tribe's Tribal Council and the opportunity to vote for immunity for one member of the losing tribe. Koror won reward, voted out Willard Smith, and voted to give Ibrehem Rahman immunity. As a result, Angie Jakusz was voted out of Ulong.

In Guatemala, tribes competed for food items, and the opportunity to compete for individual immunity. Nakúm won reward, and Rafe Judkins won individual immunity. Nakúm voted out Margaret Bobonich, and Rafe stayed to watch Yaxhá's Tribal Council. Rafe then had to secretly give individual immunity to one member of the opposing tribe that would be revealed after the vote, and he chose Gary Hogeboom. Brian Corridan received the majority of the vote, and was subsequently eliminated.

In Cook Islands, tribes competed for food, and the opportunity to watch the other tribe's Tribal Council. Aitutaki won reward, and voted out Cao Boi Bui. They were then asked to kidnap one member of Rarotonga who would eat with them, not vote in Tribal Council, and live with their tribe until they compete together in the next Reward Challenge. They chose Nate Gonzalez, and Rarotonga voted out Cristina Coria.

In Gabon, the castaways competed for individual immunity. The winner, Marcus Lehman, was then given the opportunity to give individual immunity to one member of the opposing tribe. He chose Sugar Kiper. Fang then voted out Ace Gordon, and Kota voted out Dan Kay.

In Survivor: Samoa, a Double Tribal Council was originally planned on Day 15, but was cancelled when Russell Swan was evacuated at the Reward Challenge. Both Foa Foa and Galu went to Tribal Council, although no one was voted out.

In Heroes vs. Villains, both tribes competed separately for individual immunity, such that one member of each tribe would win immunity. Then the winners, Candice Woodcock and Rob Mariano, would compete for tribal reward. The Villains won reward, voted out Tyson Apostol, and enjoyed hot dogs while attending the Heroes' Tribal Council. The Heroes then voted out James Clement.

In Nicaragua, both tribes competed separately for individual immunity, such that one member of each tribe won individual immunity. Then the winners, Jill Behm and Holly Hoffman, competed for tribal reward: food to enjoy during the other tribe's Tribal Council. La Flor won reward, voted out Kelly Bruno, and listened in on Espada's Tribal Council, where they voted out Yve Rojas.

Contestants eliminated at a Double Tribal Council

Season Episode First Tribe Second Tribe Result
Pearl Islands 7 S7 shawn t
Shawn Cohen
S7 osten t
Osten Taylor
Both tribes went to Tribal Council as a result of The Outcasts winning the Immunity Challenge. Drake went to Tribal Council first and voted out Shawn. At Morgan's Tribal Council, Osten quit the game.
Vanuatu 3 S9 johnp t
John Palyok
S9 mia t
Mia Galeotalanza
Lopevi went to Tribal Council first and voted out John P. At Yasur's Tribal Council, Mia was voted out.
Palau 5 S10 willard t
Willard Smith
S10 angie t
Angie Jakusz
Koror went to Tribal Council first and voted out Willard. At Ulong's Tribal Council, Koror gave immunity to Ibrehem Rahman. This caused a tie between Angie and Bobby Jon Drinkard. Angie was voted out in the re-vote.
Guatemala 6 S11 margaret t
Margaret Bobonich
S11 brian t
Brian Corridan
Nakúm went to Tribal Council first and voted out Margaret. At Yaxhá's Tribal Council, Brian was voted out.
Cook Islands 6 S13 caoboi t
Cao Boi Bui
S13 cristina t
Cristina Coria
Aitutaki went to Tribal Council first and voted out Cao Boi. At Rarotonga's Tribal Council, Cristina was voted out.
Gabon 7 S17 ace t
Ace Gordon
S17 dan t
Dan Kay
Fang went to Tribal Council first and voted out Ace. At Kota's Tribal Council, Dan was voted out.
Samoa 6 Cancelled Foa Foa and Galu attended a joint Tribal Council, though no one was voted out due to Russell Swan being evacuated at the Reward Challenge.
Heroes vs. Villains 6 S20 tyson t
Tyson Apostol
S20 james t
James Clement
The Villains visited Tribal Council first and voted out Tyson. At the Heroes' Tribal Council, James was voted out.
Nicaragua 6 S21 kellyb t
Kelly Bruno
S21 yve t
Yve Rojas
La Flor visited Tribal Council first. The vote initially ended with a tie between Kelly B. and Marty Piombo. Kelly B. was voted out at the re-vote. At Espada's Tribal Council, Yve was voted out.


The following excludes Survivor: Samoa unless otherwise stated.


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