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Steve Helling
October 24, 2012 03:50 PM

Blair would not approve.

On Wednesday night’s episode of Survivor: Philippines, Lisa Whelchel – who played the prim and proper Blair Warner on The Facts of Life – gets down and dirty in a mud-based challenge.

During a reward challenge, the newly single actress, 49, (who’s become a surprisingly resilient competitor) ends up wrestling with sex therapist Denise Stapley, who is arguably the strongest woman in the entire competition.

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According to CBS, Whelchel and her fellow competitors will also make Survivor history on Wednesday night’s episode, when opposing tribes begin bargaining in the middle of a challenge.

For those who prefer to remember Lisa Whelchel in all her ’80s glory, check out this exclusive personal backstage photo of herself with Nancy McKeon and a mullet-ed George Clooney that she’s shared with PEOPLE.

From left: Nancy McKeon, George Clooney and Lisa Whelchel, in their Facts of Life days
Courtesy Lisa Whelchel

Survivor: Philippines airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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