Sarah Harris and Jessica Rowe took THE cockroach challenge on live TV. Yuck.

There are no words.

In news that no one saw coming, Studio 10’s Sarah Harris and Jessica Rowe have performed THE cockroach challenge on live television.

If you’re left scratching your head by that comment, earlier this week a clip from a Japanese game show went viral as two contestants tried their hardest to avoid swallowing a cockroach. Yes, a cockroach.

It looked like this:

Hoping to reenact the disgustingly fascinating event, Studio 10 co-host Joe Hildebrand said,“I find there’s nothing better than a live show.”

“And so Sarah and Jess — I don’t know if you know about this — but your contracts have been slightly re-drawn … You are now going to have to have the cockroach-off — right here, right now.”

Suddenly and without warning a transparent plastic tube appeared stage left.

There was just one twist. Not only was there one cockroach, but FOUR.

Were they live? Yes. But who cares, either way.

“It’s alive! It’s alive!” a horrified Sarah gasped.

While Jessica screamed, “There’s only meant to be one!”

Thankfully Jessica and Sarah were spared as none of those slippery little critters were prepared to play ball.

You can watch the full video here:

Video via Channel 10

DISCLOSURE: The Mamamia office will NOT be the next to try this creepy crawly challenge out. 

Meanwhile, in Japan…

There is now a Japanese game show where two contestants try to blow a cockroach into each other’s mouths.

There’s not much more to say, really.

Never change, Japan. Never change.