A brand-new season of MTV’s The Challenge will premiere next month and, due to its “Battle of the Exes” theme, is set to be one of the most powerful seasons yet! Of course, the fact that two of the competitors on the season, Diem Brown and Ryan Knight, have died since the season was taped will make watching the season somewhat heartbreaking. After watching the season’s trailer, which was released by MTV yesterday, it’s obvious that the season will serve as a tribute to both late reality stars.
In the powerful opening segment, Diem is heard making a statement that is somewhat eerie, given that she found out she had ovarian cancer for a third time just weeks after she probably said it.
“Things happen. But you can’t keep on waiting. If you want something, go for it,” she said.
Of course, the season will not only focus on the sad: from the looks of the stunts featured in the trailer, there will also be a lot of adventure and suspense. In fact, the trailer promises that ‘Battle of the Exes II’ will be “the most shocking season yet.”
The ‘Challenge’ vets will be joined by teams of exes from ‘The Real World: EXplosion’ as well as ‘Are You The One?’ (Click here to see what the vets think about these rookies joining the show.)
This season will include a twist never-before-seen on ‘The Challenge.’ Each week, the eliminated team will be sent to a new location and will have a chance to get back in the game. (Think ‘Redemption Island’ on Survivor or ‘Comeback Canyon’ on The Biggest Loser.)
While there is plenty of drama shown in the trailer, The Ashley was very happy to see that Diem’s on-set collapse was not shown or hinted at. (It is not yet known if she collapsed during a time when the cameras were rolling.) While it will definitely be addressed, it appears that MTV and the show’s producers will use some tact while doing so.
To see the complete cast list for ‘The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II” click here!
The new season premieres Tuesday, January 6 on MTV.