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The trailer for the wild new reality show, The Challenge Australia has just dropped.

Picture this: Your favourite (and let's be honest, least favourite) reality TV stars all on the same show, shading, fighting and competing against each other in some kind of sadistic Big Brother/Survivor/Ninja Warrior mash-up for... bragging rights, probably, and a RIDICULOUS amount of money.

As you're probably all very aware by now, that is actually a thing that is about to happen.

It's called The Challenge: Australia, and it's going to be the best or the worst thing we've ever watched. Perhaps both.

Watch: The trailer for The Challenge: Australia. Post continues after video.

Video via Channel 10.

Here is everything we know so far about the new reality show.

What is The Challenge: Australia?

The series is based on a long-standing MTV series in the US, which has already aired for 37 seasons. That's... a lot of former reality stars. 

It features reality alumni competing in a series of physical challenges to avoid elimination. They all live in a house together too – so you just know there's going to be plenty of drama and paranoia around alliances, hookups and budding relationships to keep us entertained.


The show has been filmed in Buenos Aires and will air on Channel 10 in November.

The prize is a bunch of new social media followers, $200,000 and entry into the inaugural The Challenge: Global Championship, where they will represent Australia against contestants from Argentina, the UK and US in the hopes of becoming the first 'Challenge World Champion'.

So the trailer's been released... What happens? 

We're glad you asked, because it's a heck of a lot.

'Cyclone' Cyrell comes out again. 

Image: Channel 10.


It looks like MAFS star Cyrell Paule will be bringing the best drama of the season yet again after the infamous 2019 wine fight. 

In the teaser trailer, shouting expletives with a glass of wine in her hand.

Konrad Bien hooks up with Megan Marx, allegedly.

Image: Channel 10.

Bachelor alums, Megan Marx and Konrad Bien, are shown allegedly hooking up on The Challenge moments before news came out that he had broken up with Abbie Chatfield. Awks.


Brittany Hockley isn't happy about something.

Image: Channel 10.

While we know literally nothing about what's to come, it looks like it will be good considering podcast star Brittany Hockley is in a clash with someone off-screen. And yes, that is Brooke Blurton awkwardly watching on at the events unfolding.  


"You are one hundred per cent trying to make it about something it’s not," she can be heard saying.

Who will appear on the show?

The entirety of Australia basically knew who would be on the show before the cast list was officially announced. Because as we now realise, reality stars are terrible at covering their tracks.

The Daily Mail captured every one of the stars at the airport as they flew out to film. According to the publication, The Bachelorette's Konrad Bien and Australian Idol's Emily Williams were also seen boarding a flight to Argentina via Auckland, presumably for the show.

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The official cast list includes: 

Jack Vidgen 

Appeared on: Australia’s Got Talent Season 5, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Season 7, Ninja Warrior Season 6 and The Masked Singer Australia Season 3.


Cyrell Paule

Appeared on: Married At First Sight Season 6.


Ryan Gallagher

Appeared on: Married At First Sight Season 5 and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Season 6.

Brooke Blurton

Appeared on: The Bachelor Australia Season 3, Bachelor In Paradise Australia Season 2 and The Bachelorette Australia Season 5.


Ciarran Stott

Appeared on: The Bachelorette Australia Season 5, Bachelor In Paradise Australia Season 3 and The Bachelorette Sweden.


Brooke Jowett

Appeared on: Australian Survivor Season 3 and Australian Survivor All Stars.


Emily Seebohm

Appeared on: I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Season 8 and Ninja Warrior Season 6.


David Subritzky

Appeared on: I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Season 8.

Konrad Bien-Stephen

Appeared on: The Bachelorette Australia Season 5.


Jessica Brody

Appeared on: The Bachelor Australia Season 7 and Bachelor in Paradise Australia Season 3.


Billy Dib: Pro Boxer.


Suzan Mutesi: Actress / Influencer.

Troy Cullen

Appeared on: Ninja Warrior Seasons 3, 4 and 5.


Sugar Neekz Johnson: Pro Boxer


Marley Biyendolo

Appeared on: Big Brother Australia Season 13.


Megan Marx

Appeared on: The Bachelor Australia Season 4 and Bachelor In Paradise Australia Season 1.

Kiki Morris

Appeared on: The Bachelor Australia Season 4 and Bachelor In Paradise Australia Season 3.


Conor Curran

Appeared on: MasterChef Australia Season 13.


Johnny Eastoe

Appeared on: Australian Survivor Season 4.


Audrey Kanongara

Appeared on: Love Island Australia Season 3.

Grant Crapp

Appeared on: Love Island Australia Season 1.


The series will be hosted by entertainer and MC Brihony Dawson. They are best known as the host of Channel Nine's Women's Footy show and for hosting major events including NYC Pride, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the Australian Formula One Grand Prix and the AFLW Grand Final.


Jessika Power was hired and then fired before filming even began.

One person who won't be appearing on the series is former MAFS star Jessika Power. 


It was originally reported that Jess had pulled out of the show at the last minute, but she's clarified that she was actually cut from the lineup by production and she doesn't know why.

"I had my contract signed, bags packed, everything ready and received a message from my manager stating that the American executives had made a creative decision to not include me on the show despite believing I am 'good talent,'" she wrote on Instagram.

"I was excited to be chosen to do the show, and it was only a day before I was having Skype interviews with the casting director and speaking about opening outfits and filming locations and leave dates."

She later clarified in Instagram stories that she was not angry at the casting decision and completely understood that these things happen in TV.

But I'm a bit mad about it. We've been robbed of a spicy Jessika/Cyrell reunion! A travesty!

The Challenge Australia will premiere on Channel Ten in November. 

Feature image: Channel 10.

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