Devout Christian Lisa Whelchel (Blair from ‘Facts of Life’) is on the Next ‘Survivor': VIDEO


Lisa Whelchel has been cast in the upcoming Survivor: Phillippines.

Will she clash with the lesbian from Arkansas?

Says Whelchel to Zap2It: "I would love to be able to show a different image of a Christian ... [Many people] think that -- and unfortunately it's well deserved -- Christians are about separating and dividing, and less about accepting and including. I would like viewers to see that with all this diversity in the tribe that I genuinely am interested in and care about people and who they are, where they are."

Watch the cast announcement video, AFTER THE JUMP...