MTV’s The Challenge: Battle for a New Champion premieres Wednesday, October 25 at 8PM ET/PT
Twenty-four returning contenders face off for first-ever winning title
Legendary Challenge champions CT Tamburello, Cara Maria Sorbello, Jordan Wiseley, Darrell Taylor, Laurel Stucky, Tori Deal, Brad Fiorenza, Devin Walker, Kaycee Clark and Kaz Crossley set to compete in surprise eliminations
MTV announced that the all-new season of The Challenge: Battle for a New Champion will premiere on Wednesday, October 25th at 8PM ET/PT and is set to roll out globally across MTV’s international networks in over 165 countries in the coming months. This season, returning contenders are hungry for their first victory, competing against each other and legendary Challenge champions in a fight for the throne.
The Challenge: Battle for a New Champion will feature 24 fierce contenders vying for the crown as they endure the ultimate test of willpower with unpredictable formats and shocking twists. This season, mental and physical limits will be pushed further than ever before as contenders must face off against rotating vets in surprise eliminations. With the stakes higher than ever, this new era of competitors must beat the best to be the best. In the end, who will solidify their legacy and emerge as a first- time champion?
Meet the Legendary Challenge Champions:
Kaycee Clark Instagram: @kcsince1987 X: @thatstudmuffin
Kaz Crossley Instagram: @kazcrossley X: @kazcrossley
Tori Deal Instagram: @tori_deal
Brad Fiorenza Instagram: @bradfiorenza X: @bradfiorenza
Cara Maria Sorbello Instagram: @misscaramaria
Laurel Stucky Instagram: @laurelstucky X: @laurelstucky
CT Tamburello Instagram: @_famous4nothing
Darrell Taylor Instagram: @darrell_taylor_lb4lb X: @mtvrrdarrell
Devin Walker Instagram: @mtv_devin X: @mtvdevinwalker
Jordan Wiseley Instagram: @jordan_wiseley
Meet the Contenders: Jessica Brody Instagram: @jessica_brody
Berna Canbeldek Instagram: @bernacanbeldekofficial X: @bernacanbeldekk
Ed Eason Instagram: @ed610_ X: @ejeason
Big T Fazakerley Instagram: @bigtfaz X: @theogbig_t
Michele Fitzgerald Instagram: @mich_fitz X: @meeshfitz
Asaf Goren Instagram: @asafgoren1 X: @asafgoren1
Horacio Gutiérrez Instagram: @horaciogutierrezjr
Callum Izzard Instagram: @callumalexandre X: @callumweekender
Moriah Jadea Instagram: @moriahjadea X: @moriahjadea
Jujuy Jiménez Instagram: @sofijuok X: @sofijujuyok
Olivia Kaiser Instagram: @oliviaannkaiser X: @oliviakaiserxo
Corey Lay Instagram: @coreylay X: @coreylay
James Lock Instagram: @jameslock__
Nurys Mateo Instagram: @nuryskmateo X: @nuryskmateo
Hughie Maughan Instagram: @hughiemaughanofficial X: @hughie_maughan
Emanuel Neagu Instagram: @emanuel.neagu X: @emanuelvampire
Chauncey Palmer Instagram: @c.palmerofficial X: @justcpalmer
Melissa Reeves Instagram: @djmelreeves X: @djmelreeves
Ravyn Rochelle Instagram: @itsravyn X: @ravyn_rochelle
Colleen Schneider Instagram: @colleenschneider_
Jay Starrett Instagram: @jqskim X: @jay__qs
Ciarran Stott Instagram: @ciarranstott
Kyland Young Instagram: @kylandyoung X: @kylandyoung
Zara Zoffany Instagram: @zarazoffany
Leading up to premiere, fans will get an exclusive sneak peek and meet the cast during MTV’s The Challenge: Battle for a New Champion: Countdown Begins launch special airing Wednesday, October 18th at 8PM ET/PT.
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Returning alongside The Challenge: Battle for a New Champion will be a new season of MTV’s Official Challenge Podcast, with episodes dropping every Thursday starting October 26. Hosted by veteran competitors, the upcoming season will feature in-depth recaps with first-hand anecdotes from the most recent episodes. Fans can subscribe to MTV’s Official Challenge Podcast to catch up on past seasons and receive new episodes in their feed in October HERE. The podcast is produced by Paramount Audio and MTV Entertainment in collaboration with iHeartRadio and is available across all major podcast platforms.
The Challenge was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Julie Pizzi and Emer Harkin serve as Executive Producers. Fred Birckhead, Micah Kehoe-Thompson, Ernesto de la O Skye Topic and Irene Young are Co-Executive Producers. Dan Caster and Leanne Mucci serve as Executive Producers with Angela Liao serving as Executive in Charge of Production for MTV.
SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks
SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks is one of the preeminent media entities in the world that connects with global audiences through its iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, CMT, SHOWTIME, PopTV, Logo, Smithsonian Channel, Paramount Network and TV Land. MTV Entertainment Studios produces 120+ series annually, including some of today’s biggest hits such as Yellowstone, Emily in Paris, 1923, 1883, George & Tammy, South Park, Tulsa King, The Daily Show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Challenge and Jersey Shore, to name a few, as well as award-winning documentaries through its acclaimed MTV Documentary Films.
About Bunim/Murray Productions
Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP), a division of Banijay Americas, is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World on MTV, the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. BMP’s current programming includes Emmy-winning Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls (Amazon), The Challenge (MTV), The Challenge USA (CBS), The Challenge All Stars (Paramount+), Born This Way (A&E), Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project (Oxygen), Ball in the Family (Facebook Watch), Miz and Mrs. (USA Network), Don’t Forget The Lyrics (FOX), Family or Fiancé (OWN) and Total Bellas (E!). BMP, through BMP Films, has also produced Transhood (HBO) They Call Us Monsters (PBS), Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV), and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical, and Autism: The Sequel (HBO). Based in Glendale, CA, the company was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.
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