MTV is bringing together the dirtiest, most unpredictable players in the game for the 30th season of The Challenge… and they’re making the cash prize bigger than ever before. One million dollars big, to be precise.
Last season’s prize was $350,000, so we can only imagine how much more grueling this round will be.
The Challenge XXX: Dirty 30, set in South America, will premiere Tuesday, July 18, and it’ll be “the highest intensity competition to date,” according to the network.
BMX biker T.J. Lavin will be back to host as 30 favorite challengers from across The Real World, Road Rules, and Are You the One? battle (and probably hook up with one another) for the show’s most significant prize pot to date.
The cast will be stacked with 30 favorites from across the series, including several players making their returns after prolonged breaks from the game. Derrick Kosinski, originally from Road Rules: X-Treme (2004), last appeared on season 20 in 2010, and Veronica Portillo, originally from Road Rules: Semester at Sea (1999) is back after an eight-year hiatus (though she did appear in the current Challenge special pitting Champs against athletes like Lolo Jones and Gus Kenworthy).
And, of course, the usual cast of characters will be there: Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio, Cara Maria Sorbello, Camila Nakagawa, and reigning champs Chris “CT” Tamburello and Ashley Mitchell.
See the full list below:
Amanda Garcia (AYTO? 3)
Aneesa Ferriera (Real World: Chicago)
Ashley Mitchell (Real World: Ex-Plosion)
Britni Thorton (AYTO? 3)
Camila Nakagawa (Spring Break Challenge)
Cara Maria Sorbello (Fresh Meat II)
Chris “CT” Tamburello (Real World: Paris)
Chris “Ammo” Hall (Real World: Go Big or Go Home)
Cory Wharton (Real World: Ex-Plosion)
Dario Mendrano (AYTO? 2)
Darrell Taylor (Road Rules: Campus Crawl)
Derrick Henry (AYTO? 5)
Derrick Kosinski (Road Rules: X-Treme)
Devin Walker-Molaghan (AYTO? 3)
Hunter Barfield (AYTO? 3)
Jemmye Carroll (2010’s Real World: New Orleans)
Jenna Compono (Real World: Ex-Plosion)
Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio (Real World: Key West)
Jordan Wiseley (Real World: Portland)
Kailah Casillas (Real World: Go Big or Go Home)
LaToya Jackson (Real World: St. Thomas)
Leroy Garrett (2011’s Real World: Las Vegas)
Marie Roda (Real World: St. Thomas)
Nelson Thomas (AYTO? 3)
Nicole Ramos (Battle of the Bloodlines)
Shane Raines (Battle of the Bloodlines)
Simone Kelly (AYTO? 1)
Tony Raines (Real World: Skeletons)
Tori Deal (AYTO? 4)
Veronica Portillo (Road Rules: Semester at Sea)