Spoilers continue to emerge as the second season of the USA spinoff show, “The Challenge,” featuring CBS reality TV stars, is being filmed. Similar to the first season, which included contestants from “Big Brother,” “Amazing Race,” and “Survivor,” the upcoming season will also feature participants from these three shows. However, the second season will also include MTV Legends competing for the spinoff title and a chance to win a share of the $500,000 prize money.
Over the past few months, the competition has seen daily challenges and eliminations, with spoilers revealing the fate of the competitors. Recently, two more individuals were eliminated just before the season’s final, leaving only eight competitors to battle it out for the victory.
Filming for “The Challenge: USA Season 2” is currently taking place in Croatia, with TJ Lavin returning as the host, overseeing the daily challenges and elimination events, much like he did in the first season.
According to a recent update from @mtvchallengeinsider on Instagram, a male and a female contestant were eliminated from the final group of ten competitors, as indicated in the post. The spoilers reveal that Josh Martinez, a seasoned “Challenge” competitor and former winner of “Big Brother,” has been eliminated. This season marked his return after taking a break from MTV. Despite his previous experience, Josh has yet to reach a final in his “Challenge” career. Additionally, Cassidy Clark, a contestant from “Survivor” season 43 and a runner-up on the show, has also been eliminated.
With the elimination of Cassidy and Josh, there are now four male and four female competitors remaining in the quest for the grand prize. Among the male finalists is Johnny Bananas, a seven-time champion who joined the show after finishing as a runner-up in MTV’s “Ride or Dies” and experiencing an early exit from “The Challenge: World Championship.” Joining him are two familiar faces from previous seasons: Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat from “Big Brother” and Cory Wharton from MTV.
Completing the lineup of male competitors is Chris Underwood, a rookie on “The Challenge” but a winner of “Survivor” season 38, titled “Edge of Extinction.”
In a similar vein, the remaining female contestants have ties to “Survivor.” Michaela Bradshaw, who was previously eliminated early on “Spies, Lies & Allies,” is still in the competition. She is joined by Desi Williams, a “Survivor” star who also competed in “The Challenge: USA.” The final female rookie, Chanelle Howell, hails from “Survivor” season 42.
One notable contender, Tori Deal, remains in the game following her second-place finish in “The Challenge: World Championship” and her victory in MTV’s “Ride or Dies” alongside Devin Walker.
The format of the final is yet to be revealed. The first season of the USA spinoff randomly paired men and women for each leg or checkpoint, which caused several issues. It is possible that the production team has adjusted the format for the second season to address these concerns.
Furthermore, it remains uncertain whether there will be one male and one female winner, similar to the previous season with Danny McCray and Sarah Lacina, or if there will be a single winner for this upcoming season. Based on a teaser trailer released last week, fans can expect the new season to premiere in the summer of 2023.