'Survivor: Philippines' Lisa Whelchel: 'I've been campaigning to be on it for years'

"Survivor" was just a show Lisa Whelchel enjoyed, but now, it's a fact of her life.Calling herself a "superfan" of the unscripted CBS reality series, the former Blair Warner of the much-beloved '80s sitcom "The Facts of Life" now lives it as one of the 18 contestants -- including three returnees from past seasons -- on "Survivor: Philippines," the 25th edition of the franchise that host Jeff Probst launches with a 90-minute premiere Wednesday, Sept. 19."I've been so excited to be a castaway on 'Survivor,' I forgot I'm a former TV star who's a castaway on 'Survivor,' and that it might be played up," the friendly Whelchel tells Zap2it. "I've been campaigning to be on it for years. Last year, 'The Facts of Life' won a TV Land Award, and I took advantage of a newspaper interview to say, 'I hope my future contains a stint on "Survivor," my favorite show!'RELATED: Meet the 'Survivor Philippines'...



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