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The Challenge season 33 cast includes two Big Brother winners

The Challenge season 33 cast includes two Big Brother winners
Big Brother 19 winner Josh Martinez, who's competing on The Challenge season 33. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS)

MTV’s The Challenge is nearly the end of “Final Reckoning,” which MTV has called the finale of a trilogy. So what’s next for the franchise that gives abandoned reality stars lots of alcohol and an incentive to be violent in a toxic, hostile work environment?

New: The full cast and airdate for season 33, which is called The Challenge: War of the Worlds

A season with 14 new contestants, including two Big Brother winners and one runner-up, plus cast members from two other broadcast network reality series, The Bachelorette and American Ninja Warrior.

Not much is known yet about The Challenge season 33, though a reliable spoiler, Vevmo’s PinkRose, has posted a cast list and details about where and when it’s being filmed.

It was only a year ago that MTV started filming season 31, which was the first Challenge with non-MTV reality stars.

Season 33 will have an assortment of returning cast members, including some of those non-MTV reality stars.

And besides the cast members from Big Brother, ANW, and The Bachelorette, MTV has also drawn cast members from several cable reality series: its own show Floribama Shore; its sibling network CMT’s reality show Party Down South; its version of Ex On the Beach; and cast members from UK reality series including Ex on the Beach, The Only Way is Essex, Love Island,  and Geordie Shore.

The next season is currently in production in Namibia—specifically Swakopmund, a city that’s on the coast but also in the Namib Desert, which means access to both beaches and desert locations.

The Challenge season 33 cast members

Liz and Julia Nolan, of Big Brother 17’s twin twist and now The Challenge season 33. (Photo by Bill Inoshita/CBS)

The following people are currently competing on the new season of The Challenge, according to Vevmo’s PinkRose, who has identified 30 people, and said that it’s possible as many as two are missing from this list.

The list is currently lopsided, with two more veteran Challenge participants than rookie cast members, so if the season’s structure involves newbies versus returnees, it’s likely there will be two more rookie cast members.

Challenge rookies

  1. Ashley Cain, Ex on the Beach (UK)
  2. Chase Mcnary, The Bachelorette 12 and Ex on the Beach 1 (MTV)
  3. Georgia Harrison, The Only Way Is Essex and Love Island (UK)
  4. Gus Smyrnios, Floribama Shore
  5. João Paulo Andrade “Jotape”, Ex on the Beach (Brazil)
  6. Josh Martinez, Big Brother 19
  7. Liz Nolan, Big Brother 17
  8. Julia Nolan, Big Brother 17
  9. Mattie Lynn Breaux, Party Down South
  10. Morgan Willet, Big Brother: Over the Top and Ex on the Beach 2 (MTV)
  11. Natalie Duran, American Ninja Warrior and Team Ninja Warrior
  12. Stephen Bear, Ex on the Beach (UK)
  13. Theo Campbell, Love Island (UK)
  14. Zahida Allen, Ex on the Beach (UK) and Geordie Shore

Challenge veterans

  1. Amanda Garcia, Are You The  One? 3
  2. Ashley Mitchell, Real World: Ex-plosion
  3. Cara Maria Sorbello, Fresh Meat 2
  4. CT Tamburello, Real World Paris
  5. Da’Vonne Rogers, Big Brother 17
  6. Hunter Barfield, Are You The One? 3
  7. Jenna Compono, Real World: Ex-plosion
  8. Johnny Bannanas, Real World Key West
  9. Kam Williams, Are You the One? 5
  10. Kyle Christie, Geordie Shore
  11. Leroy Garret, Real World Las Vegas 2
  12. Nany Gonzalez, Real World Las Vegas 2
  13. Natalie Negrotti, Big Brother 18
  14. Paulie Calafiore, Big Brother 18
  15. Weston Bergmann, Real World Austin
  16. Zach Nichols, Real World San Diego 2

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