Cara Maria Sorbello
Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio
Alan Valdez (Telemundo personality)
Ashley Cain (Ex on the Beach UK)
Chase McNary (The Bachelorette & Ex on the Beach)
Dee Nguyen (Geordie Shore)
Georgia Harrison (The Only Way Is Essex & Love Island UK)
Gus Smyrnios (Floribama Shore)
Joao Paulo Andrade (Ex on the Beach Brazil)
Julia Nolan (Big Brother)
Josh Martinez (Big Brother)
Liz Nolan (Big Brother)
Mattie Lynn Breaux (Party Down South)
Morgan Willett (Big Brother & Ex on the Beach)
Natalie Duran (American Ninja Warrior)
Shaleen Sutherland (The Bachelor Canada)
Stephen Bear (Ex on the Beach UK & Celebrity Big Brother UK)
Theo Campbell (Love Island UK)
Turabi Camkiran (Survivor Turkey)
Zahida Allen (Ex on the Beach UK & Geordie Shore
34 challengers will compete in season 33 of The Challenge. THIRTY-FOUR! This season might be a full calendar year long…and I’m here for it! Lets talk about it.
Nany, Wes, & Leroy
I love, love, LOVE that Nany is back! We haven’t seen her since Rivals III when she was paired with Wes (equally excited that he is back). Everyone’s favorite barber, Leroy, is also back in the mix after a two season hiatus.
Mamma Day said she’d never do another season of The Challenge after Final Reckoning, guess what??
SHE’S BACK! Thank god too because, for whatever reason, we’re being robbed of Jemmye and Marie’s confessional commentary. Da’Vonne will absolutely runaway with the title of “Best Commentary” this season unless some rookie comes out of nowhere making us laugh our asses off.
Hunter was the only member of TYB cast this season. I assume Cory is busy with Teen Mom obligations, and who the hell knows what Nelson is up to. I’m just happy I don’t have to listen to them chant, “TYB! TYB! TYB!” like drunken frat boys during every single challenge this season. However, I am very intrigued by the Hunter/Ashley storyline.
Wild Card Prediction
Kyle and Paulie squash their beef and become and alliance after quickly realizing that neither of them have anyone to work with. Probably not, but that would be entertaining.
Now, to the rookies…
BIG BROTHER OVERLOAD!
If you know anything about our blog, it’s no secret that Big Brother is our baby. Not only does it generate the most clicks — by a looooong shot, but it’s (arguably) our favorite show to cover on this site. Not only do we get Day, Natalie, and Paulie (meh) back as vets. Rookies — Josh Martinez, Morgan Willet, and Liz & Julia Nolan — have also been added to the list of season 33 cast members!
The first Floribama Shore/Challenge crossover. I just can’t believe MTV didn’t let Nilsa tag along as well seeing how they are obsessed with the Gus/Nilsa storyline. Look, we all know Gus is in tip-top physical shape, but we have no idea how athletic he is because all we’ve ever seen him do on TV is drink, workout, and “hunch.” I am excited to see what he can do on The Challenge though.
A F*CKING NINJA WARRIOR!?
Natalie Duran (American Ninja Warrior) is strong, athletic, and fearless. I would NOT want to step into the ring against her in a physical elimination.
Season 33 of The Challenge premieres Wednesday, February 6.