New season premieres January 6th at 11pm!
The 26th season features two now deceased cast members: Diem Brown (passed away Nov. 14) and Ryan Knight (known as Knight on MTV, passed away Nov. 27). 11 other couple joined them on the cast of The Challenge, including partners from the recent MTV shows The Real World: Ex-plosion and Are You The One?
MTV is dedicating the season, filmed in Panama, to Diem and Knight.
Exes II is adding a new midseason twist called “Battle of the Ex-iled,” in which eliminated partners can return to reclaim their place in the competition (a la Top Chef’s Last Chance Kitchen). Fantasy points for returning to the competition will have to be determined later. Any and all thoughts on that are welcomed in the comments section below.
TJ Lavin is back at host because he’s amazing. The prize money of $350,000 remains the same as what contestants have battled for in recent seasons.
Cast List of the Season:
CT & Diem
Knight & Jemmye (dated on and after their Real World New Orleans season)
Johnny Bananas & Nany (hook up that happened off-screen somehow, someway)
Zach & Jonna (hooked up/started dating on Battle of the Seasons. They lived together in L.A. before breaking up)
Leroy & Nia (Hooked up on Free Agents, not caught on camera, but the flirting and hook up implication was)
Wes & Theresa (hooked up on Fresh Meat 2)
Jordan & Sarah (hooked up in Rivals II)
Johnny & Averey (couple on Real World Portland)
Thomas & Hailey (Exes from Real World Ex-plosion)
Dustin & Jessica (made out on Free Agents)
Adam & Brittany (from Are You The One? My guess is no, not the one)
Jay & Jenna (possibly the most annoying couple/exes situation on Real World Ex-plosion)
JJ & Simone (from Are You The One? Probably not the one)
Fantasy questions arise from this news…
Should the draft be for individual players or for teams?
What points should be changed? Should hook up values vary whether it is an ex or just someone else in the house?
If the Battle of the Ex-iled (BOTE, which is probably how some of the contestants think ‘boat is spelled) is an online extra/after show, does what happen there count for fantasy points?
Again, please comment with your thoughts! January 6th is only a little over a month away!!!