The Challenge

A new reality show is coming to 10 and Paramount+ in mid 2022.

The media giant is launching four versions of the show and airing them on its broadcast TV networks in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom and Argentina, and streaming episodes on Paramount+ globally the following day…

Contestants will be reality TV stars from those countries, and the winner from each version will compete in a ten-episode “War of the Worlds” that will air on Paramount+ globally beginning in August.

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We haven’t heard much about this but from 10’s mid year report it’s coming later this year (probably in Q4).

I wonder if it’s going to be a normal Australian version + the War of the Worlds edition or will it just be the War of the Worlds edition with Australian contestants?

According to Sunday Herald Sun’s Fiona Byrne, the Australian version of The Challenge is preparing to start filming in Argentina in August.

The MTV version of this show isn’t bad at times but as a weekly thing, when they strip them it becomes unwatchable.

There are rumours of contestants floating about, so I guess they must be close to filming and jetting off to Argentina. From the names going around it sounds like a real mix of people from numerous reality shows across all the networks will be involved.

Calling it The Challenge Australia now.

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Brihony Dawson Is Up For The Challenge.

The Challenge Australia. Coming Soon.

Highly-anticipated reality juggernaut, The Challenge Australia, has secured one of Australia’s most exciting new talents, Brihony Dawson, to host 10’s take on the international smash hit The Challenge.

Across their career, sports commentator, songwriter and entertainer, Brihony has commanded the attention of crowds on some of the biggest stages including NYC Pride, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, AFLW Grand Final, W-Awards and Women’s Footy Show.

But, how will they navigate the terrain, the elements, brutal challenges and the personalities of some of Australia’s biggest reality stars? Challenge accepted.

Brihony said: “The Challenge Australia is going to be like nothing we’ve seen before on Australian TV. It’s high impact, high intensity and will push the contestants to their absolute best.

“Mental toughness is going to be the main attribute to get contestants through this game. There is a lot of physicality needed, but it’s the mentally strong who will ultimately be successful. All this while living in an uber luxe villa together in Argentina.”

The Challenge Australia will be filmed in and around Buenos Aires, Argentina, and see Australia’s most-talked about reality stars compete with and against each other, in extreme challenges that push both their mind and bodies past breaking point.

With an ever-changing game, players will be in a constant state of paranoia, unable to trust anyone but themselves.

And if you thought they’d go back to their own private Instagram-worthy suite at the end of a hard day, think again. They’ll be living under the same roof!

On the line is $200,000 in prize money and their entry into the first ever The Challenge: Global Championship where they will represent Australia in hopes to be the first ever Challenge World Champion.

With old rivalries, new alliances, messy exes, and fractured friendships to navigate, who has what it takes to go down in reality television history, as Australia’s first Challenge Champion?

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So like Big Brother VIP?

Sarah, 44, will compete against the likes of fellow bride Cyrell Paule, The Bachelor’s Brittany Hockley and Bachelorette’s Ciarran Stott to win a $250,000 pay cheque.

The Challenge will also include The Voice’s Jack Vidgen, The Bachelor’s Kiki Morris, and The Bachelorette’s Brooke Blurton and Konrad Bień-Stephen.

It comes after Jessika Power confirmed she would no longer appear on the show just days before she was due to fly overseas, despite originally being cast.

EDIT: Daily Mail adds that former Olympian Emily Seebohm, actress and fashion designer Suzan Mutesi, The Bachelor’s Kiki Morris and Megan Marx, Big Brother Australia’s Marley Biyendolo and I’m Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’s David Subritzky were snapped at the airport leaving for Argentina.

Is this show going to 10 or paramount?

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Lots of reasons not to watch this. Ever.

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ffs

So it’s basically washed up reality hacks from a pool of washed up reality hacks?

Where’s the appeal in that? People have moved on from these know it alls.

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Might be worth checking out the format and casting of The Challenge if you haven’t already.

Way too many Bach contestants however.

I really like the choice of host for this one. When I lost a little faith in 10 they have gone in a new direction. Restores some faith that we aren’t going backwards in media representation.