‘The Challenge’: Former ‘Survivor’ Champ Reportedly Joining Season 36

by Jeremy Spirogis
Natalie Anderson, Amber Brkich Mariano, Ben Driebergen, Ethan Zohn, Boston Rob Mariano, Parvati Shallow, Yul Kwon, Wendell Holland, Adam Klein, Tyson Apostol and Sophie Clarke at Tribal Council on the Twelfth episode of Survivor: Winners at War

[SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers forward for The Challenge 36.]

Just a few months in the past, Viacom CBS introduced it renewed The Challenge for the 36th season. According to insiders, the favored present’s casting crew started reaching out to potential opponents for the upcoming season shortly after the announcement. Sources additionally declare the rumored forged and alternates entered quarantine in Los Angeles for Season 35 on August 23. Former Survivor winner Natalie Anderson is reportedly amongst them. 

Natalie Anderson, Amber Brkich Mariano, Ben Driebergen, Ethan Zohn, Boston Rob Mariano, Parvati Shallow, Yul Kwon, Wendell Holland, Adam Klein, Tyson Apostol and Sophie Clarke at Tribal Council on the Twelfth episode of Survivor: Winners at War
Natalie Anderson, Amber Brkich Mariano, Ben Driebergen, Ethan Zohn, Boston Rob Mariano, Parvati Shallow, Yul Kwon, Wendell Holland, Adam Klein, Tyson Apostol and Sophie Clarke at Tribal Council on the Twelfth episode of ‘Survivor: Winners at War’ | CBS

‘The Challenge’ returning for Season 36

Shortly earlier than The Challenge 35 finals aired, ViacomCBS introduced it renewed the favored actuality competitors collection for one more season. Likely as a result of new pink cranium twist and lack of sports activities in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Season 35 loved a 10% surge in viewership.

Total Madness additionally turned the franchise’s highest-rated season since 2012’s Battle of the Exes. After the present formally received renewed, stories claimed that casting crews already started calling potential opponents to gauge their curiosity in returning for the 36th season.

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Additionally, former The Challenge star Marie Roda implied MTV known as her in a July 2020 tweet as a result of she insisted she would by no means return to the fact collection.

‘Survivor’ winner Natalie Anderson reportedly becoming a member of ‘The Challenge’ Season 36

CrossFit Coach Natalie Anderson made her actuality competitors tv debut on the 21st season of CBS’ The Amazing Race together with her “twinnie,” twin sister, Nadiya.

Their entertaining power made them instant fan-favorites, they usually included superior technique to do away with one in all their prime opponents. However, they narrowly missed the finals, putting fourth.

The two returned three seasons later for All-Stars, however a large argument led to them leaving the competitors as the primary boot. The twins then competed on Survivor: San Juan Del Sur (Blood vs. Water).

Their cutthroat gameplay from The Amazing Race led the opposite contestants to vote Nadiya out first. However, Natalie went on to win the sport. She returned a number of years later for Survivor: Winners at War and confronted the identical destiny as her sister as her teammates additionally eradicated her first.

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The CrossFit coach ended up successful her approach again into the sport and went on to face the jury. Her alternative to not take out frontrunner Tony Vlachos within the ultimate fire-making problem in the end value her the sport, and he or she positioned second in a 12-4-Zero vote.

After competing on the present, a fan requested if she would contemplate The Challenge, and the previous winner said she does have an curiosity in competing on the present.

According to a number of insiders, the favored Survivor champ is at present quarantined amongst quite a few different potential opponents in LA for the upcoming season of The Challenge.

Other potential ‘The Challenge 36’ opponents

Rookies

Analyse Talavera (Big Brother 21)

Lori “LoLo Jones” (Olympian, The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros)

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Morgan Lolar (Temptation Island)

Olivia “Liv” Jawando (Shipwrecked UK)

Returning gamers / veterans

Aneesa Ferreira (13 seasons, Zero wins)

Ashley Mitchell (7 seasons, 2 wins)

Jenny West (2 seasons, 1 win)

Kam Williams (Four seasons, Zero wins)

Nany González (9 seasons, Zero wins)

Tori Deal (Four seasons, Zero wins)

Tula “Big T” Fazakerley (2 seasons, Zero wins)

Zahida Allen (2 seasons, Zero wins)

Asaf Goren (1 season, Zero wins)

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Cory Wharton (7 seasons, Zero wins)

Fessy Shafaat (1 season, Zero wins)

Jay Starrett (1 season, Zero wins)

Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio (20 seasons, 7 wins)

Josh Martinez (three seasons, Zero wins)

Leroy Garrett (11 seasons, Zero wins)

Nelson Thomas (6 seasons, Zero wins)

Wes Bergmann (13 seasons, 2 wins)

These are solely rumored opponents, as others might be added or dropped at any time. Follow Tamara Grant on Twitter.

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