- Season 39 of The Challenge, subtitled Battle for a New Champion, premieres Oct. 25, 2023.
- The season sees 24 returning contenders battling it out for $1 million and their first-ever championship.
- They will also have to face 10 legendary Challenge champions in surprise eliminations each week.
At long last, a new season of The Challenge is here! Season 39, titled The Challenge: Battle for a New Champion, sees 24 returning contenders battling it out for their first-ever championship. In order to do this, they will compete against each other and also face several rotating legendary Challenge champions in surprise eliminations each week.
If you're curious to know who will compete in Battle for a New Champion, keep scrolling for the official cast list! Plus, stick around to find out more about this season, including its filming location, grand prize, and where to watch.
Come meet the cast of 'The Challenge: Battle for a New Champion.'
First up, let's meet the legendary Challenge champions! Those returning to the competition series are Brad Fiorenza, Cara Maria Sorbello, CT Tamburello, Darrell Taylor, Devin Walker, Jordan Wiseley, Kaycee Clark, Kaz Crossley, Laurel Stucky, and Tori Deal. As stated before, the champions are only there to compete in eliminations.
Now let's meet the 24 returning contenders looking for their first-ever Challenge championship win! Jessica Brody and Ciarran Stott, from Season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise Australia and The Challenge Australia are vying for their first-ever Challenge victory, but will they achieve that dream? Only time will tell!
Several popular cast members from Season 38 of The Challenge, aka Ride or Dies, will return to compete in Battle for a New Champion, including Michele Fitzgerald, Horacio Gutierrez, Moriah Jadea, Olivia Kaiser, Nurys Mateo, Chauncey Palmer, Ravyn Rochelle, Colleen Schneider, and Jay Starrett.
Rounding out the rest of the Battle for a New Champion contenders are:
- The Challenge UK stars Callum Izzard, James Lock, and Zara Zoffany
- The Challenge: World Championship cast member Jujuy Jiménez
- Survivor contestants Berna Canbeldek and Emanuel Neagu
- Are You the One? Season 4 star Asaf Goren
- Big Brother 23 and The Challenge USA 1 competitor Kyland Young
- Total Madness, Vendettas, and Final Reckoning star Melissa Reeves
Where is 'The Challenge: Battle for a New Champion' filmed?
Filming for Battle for a New Champion took place between June and July 2023, and according to NJ.com, the season was filmed in Pula, a seafront city in Croatia. Wow, doesn't that sound beautiful? If there weren't any grueling physical challenges, we would've definitely applied for the show!
What is the prize for 'The Challenge: Battle for a New Champion'?
Like previous installments, the Battle for a New Champion contenders are competing for a $1 million grand prize.
Here's where you can watch 'The Challenge: Battle for a New Champion.'
If you're eager to see who will come out on top, tune in to new episodes of The Challenge: Battle for a New Champion on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST, only on MTV.