‘The Challenge 36’: Rookies Lolo Jones and Natalie Anderson Are the Biggest Targets Heading Into the Season

by Jeremy Spirogis
Natalie Anderson on the two-hour Thirteenth episode of

MTV’s The Challenge 36: Double Agents introduces 10 rookies and brings again fan-favorites who haven’t competed in years, comparable to Theresa Gonzalez and Darrell Taylor. Additionally, the forged contains over 50% BIPOC contestants, following in keeping with their new range initiatives. Before the competitors started, the gamers listed different rivals they feared essentially the most, and nearly all of them named rookies LoLo Jones and Natalie Anderson.

Natalie Anderson on the two-hour Thirteenth episode of 'Survivor: Winners at War'
Natalie Anderson on the two-hour Thirteenth episode of ‘Survivor: Winners at War’ | CBS

‘The Challenge’ returns for season 36

CBS-Viacom renewed the long-running actuality competitors sequence The Challenge after a profitable 35th season that gave the franchise its highest scores since Battle of the Exes (2012).

Following the renewal announcement, the casting crew created a theme for the 36th season and commenced contacting potential rivals they thought could be match.

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A complete of 38 doable gamers entered sequester for 2 weeks and underwent intensive COVID-19 testing.

Eight alternates have been reduce, and the ultimate 30 rivals flew out to Iceland, the place they began filming in August 2020. 

‘The Challenge 36’ forged contains former ‘Survivor’ winner

Of the 30 forged members, 10 are rookies or prospects. Big Brother 16 houseguest Amber Borzotra, Ex on the Beach 3 star Mechie Harris, Are You the One? 8 contestant Amber Martinez, America’s Got Talent 14 star Joseph Allen, Love Island UK’s Gabby Allen, skilled wrestler Lio Rush, Olympian and Champs vs. Pros star LoLo Jones, Ultimate BeastMaster competitor Nam Vo, Survivor champ Natalie Anderson, and Shipwrecked UK’s Liv Jawando are all competing for the primary time alongside 20 returning veterans.

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They embody Aneesa Ferreira, Cory Wharton, Kaycee Clark, Kam Williams, Devin Walker-Molaghan, Nicole Zanatta, Fessy Shafaat, Nany González, Josh Martinez, Theresa Jones (Gonzalez), Jay Starrett, Big T Fazakerley, Leroy Garrett, Tori Deal, Kyle Christie, and Nelson Thomas in addition to former winners Wes Bergmann, CT Tamburello, Ashley Mitchell, and Darrell Taylor.

Rookies LoLo Jones and Natalie Anderson already deemed the most important threats

After the forged members had an opportunity to fulfill one another, they identified who they’ve already pinned as their largest risk earlier than they started the competitors.

While Leroy and Kyle famous they felt most threatened by anybody who already received earlier than, others particularly named Wes as a competitor to be careful for within the sport. Jay is aware of that Wes has friendships with a number of different contestants, and Nam identified Wes’ mind and skill to play the sport at a excessive stage.

Additionally, Nany known as the two-time winner a “political mastermind” whereas Fessy feels threatened by Wes and CT as a result of they’ve a “bigger voice” than him.

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The majority of gamers included within the clip named LoLo and Natalie as the most important threats due to LoLo’s background as an Olympic monitor star and Natalie’s spectacular resume as a Survivor winner and runner-up.

Therefore, these rookies have essentially the most distinguished targets on their again heading into the season as a number of gamers consider the 2 will carry out nicely.

Will they instantly go after LoLo and Natalie or try and work with the rookies first? The Challenge 36: Double Agents premieres on Dec. 9 at 8/7c on MTV.

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