2 former Survivor players cut from upcoming season of The Challenge

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Five former Survivor players were in the mix to be on the upcoming season of MTV’s The Challenge. It’s now down to three, as Wendell Holland (Winner of Ghost Island) and Michelle Schubert (Millennials vs Gen-X) have been cut from the cast, per GamerVev.

This brings the pool of former Survivor players appearing on the 37th season of The Challenge to Michaela Bradshaw (Millennials vs Gen-X), Michele Fitzgerald (Winner of Kaoh Rong), and Tommy Sheehan (Winner of Island of the Idols). Jay Starrett of Millennials vs Gen-X was in quarantine for the season but was released earlier this month.

The Challenge is a competitive reality show that airs on MTV. It started as The Real World/Road Rules Challenge, which pitted contestants from the two shows against each other, but rebranded as The Challenge over a decade ago. Several years back, they started casting people from other reality shows, and Survivor is a fairly new addition to the list of shows being included.

Jay was the first to appear two seasons ago and Natalie Anderson (Winner of San Juan Del Sur) joined him for the season currently airing. Neither made it far, but Natalie had to leave for something unrelated to the show.

Out of this group who could wind up on The Challenge, they’d all be interesting to watch. Michaela is one heck of a competitor and wildly entertaining. Michele is good at puzzles and has a top-notch social game. Tommy also has a crazy good social game and he’s really smart too. This could help these three out, but the fact of the matter is that they’ll be rookies and targeted from Day 1.

Three former Survivor contestants are still in the running to appear on The Challenge.

I’m bummed about Wendell being cut more than Michelle (two L’s), as she was a random pick for this season anyway. Wendell being on the show could have given us some drama with Michele (one L) given that they dated and it was brought up on Winners at War.

Hopefully, these three in the mix to be included will still appear on the show and it’ll get Survivor fans to watch and support some of their favorite former players. It’s an easy way to keep up with these people in their post-Survivor lives too, plus The Challenge is a fun show to watch!

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I’m looking forward to seeing how well these three do and maybe they’ll become staples on The Challenge, as we’ve seen former Big Brother contestants do in recent seasons.