8. James Clement
Back-to-Back Seasons: China and Micronesia
James was a fan favorite in his original season of China, but his legacy to this day is that he was blindsided on Day 30 with not one, but TWO Hidden Immunity Idols in his bag. Oof.
Even with the boneheaded decision not to play an idol, James was brought back for the very next season of Micronesia. He was in the majority alliance at the merge until Ozzy was blindsided and from there, the men were easy pickings. James, however, was medically evacuated from the game on Day 31.
He might have lasted an extra day the second time around, but he finished in the exact same spot – Seventh place. Because of that, he ends up in the eighth spot on this list.
7. Joe Anglim
Back-to-Back Seasons: Worlds Apart and Cambodia
Joe was the only contestant on these rankings who didn’t immediately head back out and play for his second season. His original season of Worlds Apart filmed in August and September of 2014 while Cambodia filmed in May and June of 2015, giving Joe eight months between his first and second appearances.
Joe was on the No Collar tribe in Worlds Apart and was never really in serious danger of going home. When the tribes were switched up, he was a target before the merge, but the rest of the tribe took out Joaquin instead.
After the merge, Joe was the biggest threat, winning the first two individual immunity challenges and knowing he had to keep winning if he wanted to make a deep run. When he didn’t win on Day 24, the others wisely targeted Joe and he became the second member of the jury that very night, placing tenth.
Joe was voted back on for Cambodia the very next season and it was a similar story for him the second time out. The only difference this time was that he didn’t go to tribal council until the merge, so he wasn’t in any true danger of going home until Day 29. He eventually was booted on Day 32, finishing in eighth place.
Finishing two spots better and being a huge challenge threat in both seasons puts Joe in the seventh spot on this list.