‘The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2’ Pits the U.S. Against the U.K.: Meet the Cast & Watch the Season 34 Trailer

Yes, you read that right… Season THIRTY FOUR.

The United States and the United Kingdom are about to bring a whole new meaning to “special relationship” when players from each country go head-to-head for their share of a million dollars on The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2.

MTV has announced that the 34th season of the competition series will premiere August 28, as two teams fight it out for money and, possibly even more important in this group, bragging rights. According to People, this season MTV will bring back the two-team format that fans last saw in 2009 on “The Ruins.” Another returning element to the show (for an impressive 24th time) is host TJ Lavin, who will be joining the group in the jungles of Thailand, though it’s safe to say his stay will be much cushier. 

“Have fun beating the hell out of each other and sleeping in bunk beds. If you need me, I’ll be at the resort down the road.”

According to MTV, the 90-minute premiere episode will kick off with the winning team getting first pick from a lineup of “reinforcements” including two-time ‘Challenge’ champ Chris “CT” Tamburello, returning for his 16th season, as well as Geordie Shore‘s Dee Nguyen, Natalie “Ninja” Duran of American Ninja Warrior and Season 33 ‘Challenge’ champ, Turabi “Turbo” Camkiran of Survivor Turkey, all returning to the series for a second round.

Before pledging allegiance to your favorite team of red, white and blue, meet the 28 challengers who will be joining “The Reinforcements.”


Ashley Mitchell – 6th Challenge (2 previous wins)

Cara Maria Sorbello – 14th Challenge (2 previous wins) 

Faith Stowers – 2nd Challenge; originally from Vanderpump Rules

Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio – 18th Challenge (6 previous wins) 

Jordan Wiseley – 5th Challenge (2 previous wins)

Josh Martinez – 2nd Challenge; originally from Big Brother

Kam Williams – 4th Challenge

Laurel Stucky – 6th Challenge (1 previous win)

Leroy Garrett – 11th Challenge 

Nany Gonzalez – 8th Challenge 

Paulie Calafiore – 3rd Challenge 

Tori Deal – 3rd Challenge 

Wes Bergmann – 12th Challenge (2 previous wins)

Zach Nichols – 9th Challenge (1 previous win)

Get ready for lots of mud slinging…


Esther Falana – 1st Challenge; originally from BKCHAT LDN

Georgia Harrison – 2nd Challenge; originally from Love Island

Idris Virgo – 1st Challenge, originally from ‘Love Island’

Jennifer West – 1st Challenge; originally from Survival of the Fittest

Joss Mooney – 3rd Challenge; originally from Ex On The Beach UK

Kayleigh Morris – 2nd Challenge; originally from ‘Ex On The Beach UK’

Kyle Christie – 4th Challenge; originally from ‘Geordie Shore’

Nicole Bass – 1st Challenge; originally from ‘Ex On The Beach UK’

Rogan O’Connor – 2nd Challenge; originally from ‘Ex On The Beach UK’

Sean Lineker – 1st Challenge; originally from Shipwrecked 

Stephen Bear – 2nd Challenge; originally from Celeb Big Brother UK

Theo Campbell – 2nd Challenge; originally from ‘Love Island’

Tula “Big T” Fazakerley – 1st Challenge, originally from ‘Shipwrecked’

Zahida Allen – 2nd Challenge; originally from ‘Ex On The Beach UK’

‘The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2’ premieres August 28 on MTV.

Check out the trailer below!


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(Photos: MTV) 


  1. I’m knew to The Challenge with only 3/4 seasons under my belt. But I’m addicted. I love the give it all fight to the death, break bones these contestants get into.

  2. Can’t wait. The UK team seems stacked compared to the US though. It is good to see Laurel and Jordan back – the US will need them!

  3. So excited! Glad to see Georgia back, I will be wearing my Georgia egg shirt as much as possible 💜

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