The Challenge: World Championship (2023–…): Season 1, Episode 1 - Run the World - full transcript

TJ Lavin brings together the most decorated Challenge Legends of all time and the fiercest Global MVPs from Argentina, Australia, the UK, and the USA for a groundbreaking new competition. Who will become the Champion of Champions?

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♪ MTV ♪

[dramatic music]

For a quarter of a century,
"The Challenge"

has been the most intense
competition experience

ever imagined...

[dramatic music]

Where competitors
from around the globe...

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

all: Argentina!

Have fought to earn power

by winning challenges
and politicking

to avoid losing in
the dreaded elimination arena.

♪ ♪

All with the goal of making it
to the infamous finale...

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And securing
the coveted champion title...

♪ ♪

And a life-changing
cash reward.

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Now, for the first time
in the game's history,

the competition has
upped the stakes

by bringing together
Global MVPs

from Argentina, Australia,
the UK, and the USA...

[all shouting]

To compete
for the ultimate title

of the Challenge
World Champion.


Who will be the first ever

champion of champions?


[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

[tense music]

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Come on, come on, come on.

Oh, thank you, Rodrigo.

We made it, bitch!

[all cheering]

The UK is in the building!

[all cheering]

♪ ♪

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

all: Oi, oi, oi!

♪ ♪

Congratulations, challengers,

and welcome to Cape Town,
South Africa,

home of the first-ever
Challenge World Championship.

[cheers and applause]

Let's go, baby. Let's go.

I've been keeping tabs
on each and every one of you

from my global co-hosts,

like Australia's own
Brihony Dawson...

How's it going, guys?

[cheers and applause]

Or Argentina's
legendary Marley...

[cheers and applause]

[speaking Spanish]

Or the UK's most beautiful
bastard, Mark Wright.

[cheers and applause]

How you doing, guys?

Let's go, UK.

Now, half of this group
have already

earned the right
to call themselves

Challenge champions.

And the other half are
our distinguished MVPs.

I were in
"Challenge" Argentina.

I didn't make onto the final.

I'm stronger
that I thought I were.

I have a lot of skills

to can win this Challenge.

You all have one thing
in common.

You've proven yourselves
to be elite competitors.

You have what it takes
to make it in this game.

I came in second place
on "The Challenge" UK,

and I'm here to take
first place

in the world championship
of "The Challenge."

Representing the UK
is everything to me.

I literally have zero idea
what's about to happen.

I'm kind of like... ooh!

♪ ♪

This season, we invited
a few more players

you may have heard of before.

[suspenseful music]

[contestants exclaiming,

♪ ♪

Oh, here we go!

[helicopter rotors whirring]

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I was a finalist
on "Challenge" USA,

where I kind of kicked ass,

and my spidey senses
are tingling.

I immediately know
that big names

are about to enter this game.

So I'm excited
for whoever is coming out

but also nervous for whoever's
coming out of this helicopter.

It can never be called
a world championship

without the Legends
of the game.

These Legends have been
in over 100 challenges,

have 80 elimination victories,
over 23 titles,

over 50 finals.

You may all be the best
from your countries,

but now it's time to see
how you stack up

against the Challenge Legends.

[dramatic music]

This is gonna be my 22nd
season of "The Challenge."

I hold one of the best final
percentage win records.

10 appearances, 7 wins.

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My reputation in the game
is I do well in eliminations.

That's a fact.

When it's time to have
a killer instinct

and to turn it on,

no one wants to see me
down there.

Fan favorite,
three-time champion,

elimination king.

They started using the word
Legend to refer to me.

I have been on
four Challenges.

I have been to two finals,
and I've won two Challenges.

I'm a bit of
an elimination king,

and I'm here to win
the World Championship.

Welcome to the real deal.

We have endured years
and seasons of "The Challenge,"

and we are coming in hot.

[cheers and applause]

These so-called Legends
have just walked out,

and, you know, they're
crossing their arms

and being like big wigs.

And they're just competitors
to me,

and I'm gonna try
and take you out.

I want to show the whole
world that I'm the best.

Did I mention
that there's money?

- Oh.
- Oh?

Tell them how much it is, TJ.

$500,000 is up for grabs.

[cheers and applause]

A half a million bucks.
- Yeah!


♪ ♪

This is my 13th season
of "The Challenge,"

and I've won four.

I ain't got nothing to prove.

I'll tell y'all that
right now.

I just want to win the money.

All right, everyone.

Today, the Global MVPs

will be competing
in a qualifier.

The Legends are sitting
out this one.

It is a race.

This race has
several checkpoints

to test your strength,
stamina, agility, and brains.

The two losing players are
going straight to elimination.


How you compete and how you
finish the first challenge

will be very important
for your game later on.

I won The UK Challenge,
but now I'm here.

I need another win,
and it is so important

how well we do
in this qualifier.

Maybe we're gonna
have to pick our partners.

So our whole game basically
is gonna depend on it.

Now also, I know this is
gonna take a lot of energy,

so I brought some meals
for you guys to get started.

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You gotta finish
all those meals.



Thanks, man. Sounds great.

You only get one chance
to make a first impression.

So make it count, all right?

Good luck.

[cheers and applause]

I won "The Challenge" USA.

In the NFL,
I was a undrafted free agent,

so I was playing for my spot
every year, every game.

And that's no different
than here,

because you never know when
somebody is gonna nominate you

to go into elimination,

and you'll be fighting
for your life.

I want to show everybody

that the USA is the best.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

All right, everyone.
You ready?

[air horn blares]

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

[people retching]

I can smell it.

What is that,
maggots in there or something?

That is disgusting.

That disgusting thing,
it cannot go into my body.


If I win the money,
I have, like, so many friends

around the world,
and I would love

to have them in my, like,
Jujuy hotel or hostel.

♪ ♪


Coming in as a winner
of "The Challenge" USA,

people don't want you to win
because they feel like

you just ate, but I'm--

I mean, I'm hungry.

I'm a police officer.

I've been on the force
for 16 years.

It suits me,
and I kick ass at it.

I am a full-time Olympian,

also a three-time
gold medalist.

Representing Australia
is a big deal.

It's something
that I don't take lightly.

I want to win the money.

I want to be able
to give back to my family

that gave their money
to help me achieve my goals.




[rock music]

In "The Challenge" UK,
I placed second.

People naturally
underestimate me

and think I'm a fun-time boy

and I'm just here
for the shits and gigs,

when realistically,
I'm here to get rich,

take home some money
and a championship.

Oh, Nathan.

Oh, my God, Nathan.

This is one
of the worst things

I've ever seen in my life.

Yeah! Ha-ha!

I love adrenaline.
I won "Survivor."

And in "The Challenge" USA,
I made it to the final,

and unfortunately,
I got medically DQed.

I just had surgery
on my shoulder and my knee.

We're about to figure out
if these two things

are gonna work.

I've got a little daughter, Charlie,

and I've got one on the way
with my partner, Lucy.

Winning "The Challenge" would
obviously be a dream of mine.

I am a builder, and I want
to build my family dream home.

I know myself that I can
compete with the best.

And I can't wait to show them
how good I am.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

All right, Troy.
Well done, man. Well done.

- Yeah, Troy.
- It's another Australian.

Oh, here comes Ben.

[cheers and applause]

Yeah! Go, Ben!



Next checkpoint,
it's all about brute strength.

Using a sledgehammer,
players must move

a weighted tire
down their lane

to the red line
on the other end.


It's their own body weight
in there, I think.

Yo, that's not even moving.

It is.

Let's go, Ben!

- Let's go, Ben.
- Let's go, Ben.

Keep moving. Let's go.

I definitely will be keeping
my eyes on these MVPs today.

I want to see
who's my competition.

I want to see
who's not so great.

This qualifier will definitely
show who has heart

and who I want to work with.

Welcome to "The Challenge,"

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

I stand up
for what I believe.

It would be really amazing
to win this for Argentina.

It would be wonderful for me
to inspire people

to do things right,

to fight for what
they believe,

to fight for what they love.

♪ ♪

It was vegan,
but what is vegan?


'Cause it tastes like manure.

♪ ♪

Let's go! Whoo!


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Keep it up. Keep going.

Good job, Grant.

Good job, Troy.

- Big swings.
- [panting]

You got this, Danny.

Let's go!

You're almost there, Ben.

This is a big qualifier,
and I don't know

if the Legends are picking us

or if we're picking
the Legends,

but how you finish is gonna
affect the rest of your game.

- Kick!
- You're good, Ben.

You're good.

And I'm pretty impressed
with this old boy's body

at this point.

I'm here to play,
and I'm here to win.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

[dramatic music]

Keep it up. Let's go.

Good job, Grant.
Good job, Troy.

Big swings.

Let's go!

Let's go, Ben.

Let's go.

Grant, this is
where you make it up.

Let's go.
- Yeah, Grant!

Grant came back.

I need to be the person
to win this qualifier.

This is literally
gonna determine,

like, where everybody stands
and how strong everyone is.

And I think we get to pick
our Legend partners

in the order that we finish
this qualifier.

The stress is like--
it's building.


[belches] Ah.

There you go, Ben.

At the next checkpoint,
players will use

a cement cylinder
to roll themselves

from one end of the track
to the other.

If at any time
the player touches the ground,

they will have to start over.

Oh, Grant's about to get him.

[cheers and applause]

♪ ♪

You got this, come on.

Show 'em. Troy, come on.

Come on, baby.

People are gonna
underestimate me,

you know, for my size,
but I was the winner

of "The Challenge" Australia,
and I competed

on Australian "Ninja Warrior."


I'm very agile and nimble.

This is literally balance

and almost like
a ninja obstacle.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

Come on, Zara!


Come on, Zara!

Come on.

You're the first girl done!

Watching the MVPs, they don't
have to come in first,

but how they handle coming
in second, third, fourth,

and if they start to crumble
under pressure

is gonna be very telling.

♪ ♪

Next, players
will need to arrange

a group of weighted objects
from lightest

to heaviest, which will reveal
an alphanumeric code.

They then must
recreate the code

correctly at the solving
station to move on.

♪ ♪

I had no idea who Zara was
until Zara--[whistles]

Ran right by us.

She is fast.

She is fearless.

She's obviously
incredibly strong,

and as far as I'm concerned,
this woman

is most prepared
to win a final.

Just slowly roll it.


Let's go, ladies!

Keep working.

Come on!

[rock music]

Check, check, check.

Oh, my God.

Good job, y'all.

I haven't really spoken
much to Kiki and Troy

since leaving
"The Challenge" Australia.

Kiki was the one that was
in the elimination with me.

Kiki and Connor
are the winners

of tonight's elimination!

So I was kind
of probably a bit,

like, pride hurt
I missed that final,

and I want to be back
in that final.

And I want to win
"The Challenge,"

and obviously,
I've got some revenge too.

Oh, good job.

[shouting indistinctly]

Check, check.

- Good job, Nathan.
- Check!

Come on!

There we go, Sarah!

I obviously want to play
with Team USA.

The only two shots that I have
getting put on Team USA

would be through
either Justine or Sarah,

and both are beasts.


Hi, I Rodrigo Cascón.

I came from--from Argentina.

[speaking Spanish]

Hey, good job.

Now is where you catch up.

Argentina, man, I feel like
they have so much heart,

which can play a huge part
in this game,

and those are people
I would trust in this game.

♪ ♪

I've seen Ben
on his "Survivor" series,

and I've also seen Danny.

They're pretty mean guys,
so team USA is looking

pretty strong at the moment.

But it pushed me to my limits

to win "The Challenge" UK.

I wouldn't be here
unless I thought

the UK had what it takes to win

"The Challenge"
World Championship.

It's gonna be tough, but we've
got this one in the bag.

Ooh, that's tight, that one.

What do you reckon?

I wish I could help.
You know I do.

I wish you could.

I've got England
in the blood.

- Right.
- Tristan, come on.

I believe in you.
- That.

You're the puzzle master.

Fuck, some of these
are real heavy, eh?

I'm here
representing Argentina.

I am 45 years old, and I'm
here to show all the people

I can do everything.

And I want this money to buy
a house to live with my kids,

husband, and my mom.

I think that I can win
because I am strong.

♪ ♪

[indistinct chatter]

I'm, like,
very kind and loving,

but I can stand up for myself.

I also run a Muay Thai
community only for women,

so hopefully,
I can make them all proud.

Okay, Kaz.

There we go.

So me and Kaz,
we was in a relationship

together for a whole year,
and it all suddenly

come to an end very fast.

We haven't really got along
or spoken since.

I could use her to help me,
but if she wants to turn on me,

then I'm happily to go
against her as well.

Come on.

Keep going, Justine.

Keep going, girl.

It is so important
to win this season for me

because I came so close
the last season.

I grew up in Congo,
and I haven't been back

since leaving because
of the war that was happening.

To be here, I almost feel
like it's a sign

that this is meant
for me to win this.

Keep going. Keep going.
Keep going. Keep going.

Keep going. You got it.

All right, good job.

Go, go, go, go, go!

You got it!

[cheers and applause]

Come all the way over,
all the way over.

Good job. Good job.

Sarah, so much heart.

Emily, so much heart.

They're exhausted.

We are hours into this,

and to see them pick
themselves up every time,

I could partner
with one of them and do well.

Fuck. This is tough.

I'm just a makeup artist,

but I won
the Australian Challenge.

I took out a Survivor.

I eliminated an Olympian,

who is here actually with us
right now.

And to come through, you know,
injury and self-doubt,

I am just so happy to be here,
and now I know what I've got.

Everyone better watch out.

Nothing's gonna stop me.

And to be here
as an Indigenous Australian

and represent Australia,
I can't wait

to make you all so proud.

♪ ♪


Let's go!

For the final checkpoint,
players must transport

a weighted flag pole

from one end of the field
to the other.

Once the player has raised
their country's flag,

they complete the qualifier.

[dramatic music]

[cheers and applause]

Troy stood out to me
so much.

He has so much heart
and so much fight in him.

I'll fuck with you, Troy.

[buzzer blares]

Check. Right, yeah.

Whoo-hoo, baby!

♪ ♪

Way to make good time, Kaz!

You just never know
what people are capable of,

so to underestimate anybody
in this game,

whether they have only
played once or not,

I am here to observe

and to see
who I want to work with.

Here we go.


[cheers and applause]

I fought for Team USA
across the globe.

I'm doing it here now.

When I win this money,
it's gonna mean the world

to my mom
and my wife and my kids.

They're my fuel, and I want
to be the World Champion.

I want that title.

I want that check.

♪ ♪

[buzzer blares]

It's not?

I tried to discover a pattern

between letters and numbers,

but I couldn't discover
the ways.

I'm in trouble with that.


Go! Go!

It's for the win!

♪ ♪

Team Australia,
what can I say?

You have an Olympic swimmer
on the team.

Then you got Grant.
He plays rugby.

Australian "Ninja Warrior."

Kiki, my wife's name is Kiki.

So I have to assume
that Kiki is a great person.

But my wife is expecting
a dub,

and I gotta bring
that shit home.

So let's do it.

♪ ♪

Yes, I have swum
for Australia many times,

but Australia doesn't win
the gold medal.

It's the individual that wins
the gold medal.

So in this game,
it's the same thing.

Just because I'm
representing Australia

doesn't mean that I can't beat
the other Aussies.

You got it.

♪ ♪

There you go.
- There it is.

It's okay.

Try--keep trying.

There it is.

Yeah. There you are.

Yeah, yeah.

Hold it.
- There it is.

You got it.

- Is that it?
- You got it.

[cheers and applause]

Not only winning
the qualifier,

but I also beat all the MVPs.

If that's not setting a great
tone, I don't know what is.

- Correct.
- Correct?

- Everything you got.
- Yeah!

One more.

Bear hug, bear hug.

Come on. Go, go, go!

Push, everything you got!

[cheers and applause]

I'm rocking first place.

I don't really know
where anyone else is at.

I just know it's Emily and I,

and I feel like
we've got quite the lead.

We're at least
far enough ahead

that nobody else
is gonna overtake us.

That's it, Nathan.


Yes, Nathan!

Easy! Easy!

There you go.

Who's the first girl
that's gonna make it in there?

Launch it.
Now, suck it back in.

Good job, Danny.

- Good job, Danny.
- There you go, Justine!

Zara, line it up!

Oh, she's gonna get it.

There we go!

Go on!


[cheers and applause]

♪ ♪

Everybody looks
strong as fuck,

but size doesn't matter
in this game.

It's mind over matter.

Turns out, I'm stronger
than half the guys in here.

Come on!


Come on!


Forward, forward!

Hug it, then push it forward.


There you go.

Tristan was one of the
people I was looking at like,

oh, he looks like
he'd be really good,

but he's been stuck
at this puzzle

that everyone else solved
really quickly for a while.

So that's very concerning
to me.

Tristan, you got 15 minutes,
all right?

Get it done.

You've got 15 minutes.

Let's go! Up, up, up!

Good job, Justine.

There we go!

Good job, Kiki.

Ooh, that's heavy.

Fucking heavy!

Good job.

Fuck yes!

Once again,
I kicked Emily's ass.

I'm in fourth place,
which is kind of

where I wanted to be,
because I don't want

to put a target on my back
just yet.

I am so confident
at this station,

and then to see Kiki do it
so quickly,

this really sucks.

[air horn blares]

All right, time is up.

Good job, ladies.

Good job, Sarah.

Good job.

Good job, Tristan.

I'm embarrassed,
I've let down the UK,

and I feel ashamed
sitting here right now.

I really am.

I don't know what to say.

Great first challenge.

I really loved
what I saw today.


No one gave up.
Everyone kept fighting.

That was incredible.

I think the MVPs will get
to choose their partners

in the order they finish.

I came in sixth place,
and that's not a place

I wanted to be
at the start of this game.

I'm just so relieved
that I'm not in last place.

The two winners
for today's challenge

absolutely killed it.

Zara, wow.

Zara repping the UK!

Let's go!

Grant, wow.

- Whoo!
- Yeah, Grant!

My boy!

You two are not only safe
from elimination,

but you also made
a very solid example

of what it takes
to be a challenger.

Great job.

Now, Tristan and Claudia, unfortunately,

you two couldn't get it done,

so I'll be seeing you two
in the arena

for possible elimination.

For the rest
of the Global MVPs,

you're all at risk
for going into elimination.

All right?

These Legends here,

they're not just here
to watch you.

They are here to compete
with you in pairs.

Yeah, let's fucking
do this shit.

I literally
anticipated this,

and I'm gonna have to bring it.

So I think it's time for you
to go back to the house

and get to know each other
because some very

important decisions
are gonna be made very soon.

Get out of here.

Let's go!

UK, stay strong.

Tristan, you got this.

Looking around right now
at this roster,

this is gonna be
one hell of a season.

I am stacked up with people
that won four times,

seven times.

This is
the World Championship.

I can't wait to see this, baby.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

[cheers and applause]

Everybody, everybody,
listen up!

It's time for me
to give a toast.

Gather around.

If you got a drink,
put in the air.

Firstly, wait,
wait, wait, wait.

If anyone's popping champagne,
make sure you do it upwards.

Otherwise, I'm suing you
for millions.

My history goes back
a few years.

I got hit
with a very bad injury

back in the end of 2018.

I'm now partially blind,
but believe me,

one eye is still better
than most people here.

I've been wanting to return
to "The Challenge"

for so long.

Now I've got
a beautiful baby boy,

who is absolutely adorable,

so I'm not just here
for me right now.

I'm here for him as well.

All right, one time for your
mind, two times for your soul.


[cheers and applause]

Three for the blood
and the tears.

World champs,
we're fucking ready to roll!

[cheers and applause]

Bananas is like
the head honcho

because he's won
the most championships here.

Picking Bananas,
it would be a huge target.

But in this kind of setting,
there are such

big personalities,
I need somebody

who's gonna, like, balance me

not being the most
social person.

Let the games begin!

♪ ♪

So now we cannot eat
that food?

- No.
- Why not?

- No.
- Por qué no?

- I don't know. [laughs]
- Por qué no?

- Yeah, we have to eat it.
- Por qué no?

[speaking Spanish]

- Ah, Spanish!
- Ah, Español, yeah.

[speaking Spanish]

I'm known as the guy
with the most endurance,

the guy with the biggest brain,

the guy with
the most political prowess,

the guy with
the most social prowess,

the guy with
the most connections.

fast-forwarded speech]

I am considered to be
the biggest threat.

fast-forwarded speech]

Every single Legend here
has great stats,

but what sets me apart

is I have the ability
to work the relationships,

to work the game.

I am the best person
to play with.

- Muy bien.
- Gracias.

Why do you know? Like--

[speaking Spanish]

- Ah!

Like, I'm a fan
of "The Challenge."

Like, I love all you guys,
and like,

I've wanted to be
a part of this for ages.


And then coming here
and then not finishing,

I just felt like shit.


Like, I want it to be like,
oh, shit, like, I want her.

Like, she's good.

But it just didn't work
in my favor today, though.

Who knows who we're
gonna be partnered with?

I need to know
their background.

I need to know
what they're good at,

what they're not good at.

I might even have to know

their Social Security number.

I have a job, and the job
is to win "The Challenge,"

win this money,

and get my mom
financial freedom.

What we saw out there,
yeah, you didn't win,

but you didn't quit.
- Yeah.

That's what I loved the most
about it.

Now I'm just interested
to see how it's all

gonna work out, if youse
are gonna be picking us

or we're picking you,
you know, I don't know.

I'm interested, too, to see.

Who are you looking for
in a partner?

I am looking for someone who
wants to win the whole thing.

We have to choose partners.

I need someone who's smart.

I need someone who can
think outside the box

and who is also calm.

So you know,
Jonna is presenting

a few of these things,
and I'm liking her.

You're from...

- "Challenge" Australia.
- Australia.

Did you win or--
- Yeah, I did.

Oh, you won Australia? Okay.

The other woman that won,
she won?

Okay, so you and Kiki won.
That's sick.

Okay, that's what's up.


I've been on four Challenges.

I am a Challenge champion.

My greatest strengths?

Well, my--my social game,

and I am very versatile

which goes a long, long way
in this game.

And I'm ready to get
that second W.

So I'm in this taking notes
like I'm scouting these kids.

For this game, the adrenaline
that you get from it

is like no other.
- Yeah, dude.

We're doing off-the-wall shit.


Like, I wanted to be
a stunt man, right?

Yeah. Okay.
This is your shit, then.

This is right up my alley, yeah.

- Heck yeah.
- You feel me?

Well, you killed it today,
so welcome, man.

Let's go! Come on, now.
- I didn't win. I didn't win.

What kind of partner
are you looking for?

I have a lot
of really big strengths,

but I'm very indecisive.

So I need someone
that's more of a leader

that's gonna be like,
"Okay, Keeks, you've got this.

I've got that, and let's go."
- Let's go.

I love working with people.

I love that this
is about partners.

I am so excited to work
with any of these women

from the Global MVPs
and get it done.

We've got the best of the best,
and I'm here to play.

♪ ♪

Good news for you guys
is that,

like, every single guy here...

Jordan, Jordan.

- Fucking Legend, so...
- Yeah.

Darrell's won, like, the most.

- Jordan, yes.

- Darrell was my first partner.
- Really?

He taught me, like,
how to play the game, yeah.

- Nelson's fun.
- Oh, in the one that you won?

- Mm-hmm.
- Yes.

What you know about
more than anything

is who is a good partner
who's not gonna be mean to you

and judge you and be like,

"Hey, you should've
done better."

[indistinct chatter]
- Right, right.

I'm so proud
of my girl Zara.

She got the win.

I came in a close second.

So the UK girls are up.

Obviously, these people
are competition,

but I'd be stupid not to think

I need to learn
from these guys.

Like, I need to become
their friend,

and I need to soak in
all their knowledge

of all these many seasons
that they have done.

Out of--Okay, who are
you--from your country--

- Nathan's good at puzzles.
- Okay.

- And memory and stuff, yeah.
- And memory.

Very good at memory.

Tristan was like
a dark horse.

But Tristan is like--

He didn't shine until
the final when he won it.

He's a all-rounder.


You want to think about
who people aren't gonna hate

and want to get rid of.
- Yeah.

Like, if you have
a partner who's good

but everyone
fucking hates them...

Very true.

[tense music]

These Legends have built
this relationship between us.

We have a history
of many years.

I will keep my eyes open
for the people who have

screwed me over in the past.

And if they do me dirty again,

they will have it served
very cold.

Is it hot or cold?

Revenge is best served--

can you Google it?
- On a platter of...

I think cold because
no one wants a cold meal.

Hopefully, we can
look out for each other.


Like, maybe allies.

♪ ♪

I personally think that
we should create an alliance,

the Australians and the UK.

I think we should keep it
a strong alliance,

and then obviously--
and then we're in a room

with--we're in a room with Ben.

So obviously, that's--
he's gonna naturally

follow with--with us.

Danny as well,
I wouldn't go against him.

Whatever we choose
in this thingy...


Is gonna set the precedent
for the rest

of the way moving forward.

We're not gonna do--

the UK is not gonna go in,

and Australia's
not gonna go in.

- No.
- So?

I'll say, well, personally,
I think the person the same

build is you is Rodri.

Yeah, it's a--
it's a--it's a play.

So Rodri is in.

What's the girl called?


I mean, if we put all of them
in, it means that if you win,

half their team has
gone home right away.

Listen, put it this way, right?

We're the fucking
World Champions now.

If we need to play
the fucking game,

we'll play the fucking game.

I don't care anymore.

I need to work out which
Legends I can work well with,

but I do feel really bad
for Tristan

because he wanted to come
into this and just showcase

how strong he was.

And to fall
at the first hurdle--

so right now, it's about doing

whatever it takes
to stay in this game.

♪ ♪

Well, welcome, you guys.

Thank you.


So I'm stuck with Theo.

- Are you?
- Yeah.

Oh, that's all right.

How are you guys gonna be?

I don't know.

He's very unpredictable.

What happened?
Why did you guys...

- Break up?
- Split up?

- Oh, it was just hard.

Like, he's a very hard person
to be with.


Theo is such a great dude.

He's such an amazing person.

And as much
as the Challenge house

has a way of creating division
and creating drama,

I'm hoping it has the exact
opposite effect on these two,

and it brings Mom and Dad
back together,

'cause I'll be right there
pulling for them.

So what, are you guys
gonna, like,

see where the wind blows you?

♪ ♪

Everybody is so also,
like, just a fan of how you

celebrate your wife and, like,
y'all's relationship,

especially just for us.

Like, you know,
I think that's so beautiful.

Love that.
- She's amazing.

- Mm-hmm.
- If it's not for--

if it's not for her,
then I am not me.

My wife is absolutely amazing.

Yeah, we know.

And we've been together
for 12 years.

The most difficult part
about being here

is leaving my beautiful
daughter, Zoe,

and my beautiful wife, Kiki.

My wife is the ultimate
Challenge fan.

So anytime
"The Challenge" calls,

she's like, you gotta go.

It'll all be worth it
if I come home with the win.

So I had to.
- Yeah.

- It's my responsibility.
- I love that. I love that.

It's my responsibility.

I know that Justine,
Sarah, Danny, and Ben

are heavy hitters, and I'm
excited to get to know them.

And I think that Danny and I
would do well together.


♪ ♪

I wonder how elims will work.

Do you reckon--
- I don't know.

They'll go in as, like,
girl versus girl,

guy versus guy
and whoever stays?

No, team.
I think it will be a team.

A team?
Like we did in our season?

- I think so.
- Yeah.

Emily, out of all the MVPs,
she's my biggest competition.

Even though we were basically
last place,

when we should have been one
and two, that was probably

the best thing that could
have happened because

I felt like that bonded us.

And if we can bring USA
and Australia together,

this would be the best
route for us MVPs.

I will do whatever needs
to be done

and whatever's gonna get us
the furthest in the game.

So I guess we'll just see
what happens tomorrow.

♪ ♪

[upbeat rock music]


♪ ♪

Every single one of these
girls is--is a beast.

So right now, I'm putting on,
you know, my best face.

First impressions
are a big deal.

If it is
a partner-picking situation,

just from an ego standpoint,

you want to be
the first one picked.

[cheers and applause]

♪ ♪


Jay is a good dancer.

Merengue is two times.

Can I see them both?


Un, dos, tres.
Un, dos, tres.

1, 2, 3.

Wow, I've never seen it done
like this before.

Merengue--merengue, 1 2.

1, 2. 1, 2.

That seems harder for me.

Yeah, it's harder.
It's harder.

That's harder.

It's more easy.

I like the other one.

Let's do the other one.

Can you hit us with a song?

Yeah, of course.



Look at him.

Oh, yeah.


I love these people.

I love to know--
to get to know them,

you know, to see how they
life are and everything.

We are getting more friends.

I think that's one
of my best skills.

I have to do everything
to win this game, okay?


[speaking Spanish]

Oh, yeah.


they're probably the one team

that I love the most.

But I worry that I don't
know if they know

what they were getting
themselves into.

I don't know if they can play,
like, a ruthless game.


Thank you.

Oh, my God,
you are really comfortable.

[soft music]

♪ ♪

I really like Sarah.

I think we--she's, like,
a good person in here.

Like, I can--I feel like
I can really trust her.

Keep in close
for the time being, yeah.

Got to remember, Emily,
she's a "Survivor" girl.


They're fucking
manipulating as fuck.

I know, but I--

I know she is.

But I don't think
they're actually doing that.

Not now, no.

- No.
- Not now.

I think everyone's trying
to suss out

who wants to work with who,
what each and everyone's

strengths and weaknesses are.

It's only very early
into this game,

and I don't think
we can trust everyone here.

But I think we can find
people that we

can work really well with.

It might change
when we get closer.

But I don't--I think they
would take us to the final.

Yeah, yeah, of course.

♪ ♪

So what were you thinking?

Just like what you said, like,

Nathan spoke to you guys.
- Yeah.

And he said that you
was thinking of Argentina.

- Yeah.
- He just said that.

That's what I'd heard, yeah.

So it's like...

Also Sarah as well
because she didn't do

that well in the qualifiers,
you know?


I know it's tactical,
but it's still like, there's

reasons you can give that--
- Sure.

It just makes sense,
attack a country at a time.

Claudia is already
in the bottom.

So we're gonna put Jujuy in,

and then instead of attacking
another team,

it's easier to just
put Rodri in.

Tristan won for the UK before,

and there's no reason why
he's not gonna do it again.

The UK, we're staying strong.

It's just the way
it's gonna go.

One day, it's gonna be you.

One day, it's gonna be me.
Like, I don't know.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, exactly.

You just have to do
what's best for yourself.

♪ ♪

I'm like a blessing
and a curse.


All the other vet girls
have been saying, like,

I'd be a good team with you.
- Oh, yeah?

So I'm like is this--
am I being stitched up here?

I mean--

Do you guys use the term
"stitch-up" in America?

Like this is a stitch-up?

Like someone's trying
to set you up?


'Cause I feel like
I'm getting stitched up.

Like, I don't know
what to expect with all this.

So what do you reckon
is gonna happen with you guys?

You see how I'm always--

I'm already picking up
on your guys's lingo?


One of the Argentinians

most likely will be going home.
- Yep.

Or two of the Argentinians
will be going home.

- Mm-hmm. Okay.
- That's what they told me.

That's what they want to do.

You better keep this
to yourself.

- Yes.
- Yeah.

Whatever you tell me,
I will only tell

everyone on my floor,
and that's it.

- For fuck's sake, mate.
- I'm just kidding.

- Come on.
- I'm joking.

Yeah, yeah,
so that's--that's basically

the inside scoop.

I think for girls,
I feel like Kiki and Kaz,

I'm not--
I mean, I won't, like--

Who's number one,

just in case
there's only one person?

- Kaz.
- Okay.

She's talked zero game to me.

Zara has talked zero game.

So that means
they are not our numbers,

whereas Jujuy is our number.

She will ride with us,
for sure.

UK is a strong team,

and we need to knock them out.

I would like to stay
USA strong,

and we want to build
our numbers.

The Argentinians are looking
for a home.

So how do we navigate this
with still saving

our numbers
with the Argentinians

and not burning that bridge?


She has to go.

She's gotta go.

[tense music]

♪ ♪

All right, everybody.

Welcome to the first
nominations for this season

of "The Challenge,"
World Championship.

As Global MVPs,
you have to battle

this first elimination
on your own.

Now, as you know,
Grant and Zara

absolutely killed it
at the first challenge.


You two are safe
from elimination.

Go ahead and step out and head
up to the Hall of Fame Room.


I feel sick. [laughs]

Fucking hate to go.

Tristan, Claudia,
by losing the last challenge,

that meant you are going
straight into

the elimination round
in the arena.

♪ ♪

However, as you can see,
we are missing a player.

Nathan has been medically
separated from this game.

♪ ♪

So, Tristan, you are
the luckiest person I know.


There will be no elimination
for you.

I have obviously dodged
a bullet,

but I feel like
it's at a massive cost

because I would trade
a hundred times over

me going to that elimination

to have Nathan
in that room with me.

I'm gutted.


♪ ♪

Claudia, you're still in it.

So go ahead, step out,

and go
to the Hall of Fame Room.

See ya. See ya.

Vamos. Whoo!

[speaking Spanish]

♪ ♪

Hi, guys.

I'm here with you
without a man.

- Thank you.

As for the rest of you,
it is now time

for you to nominate
two players...

♪ ♪

For possible elimination.

One of those players
will ultimately

be selected by our winners

to go against Claudia
in the arena.

Got it?
- Got it.

All right,
good luck, everyone.

Take care.
- Thank you.

♪ ♪

Claudia said who
she would want to go against.

Does anybody--

Yeah, with Kaz.

Claudia is the loser,
and the only thing

that she was asking for,
it was, like,

don't go in with me to
the arena to the elimination.

I prefer go with USA
and Australia.

So the decision is,
it's gonna be Kaz.


Claudia and Kaz,
they are pretty similar,

you know, with the bodies.

So I think it's just
gonna be better with Kaz.

I can already tell you
the fact that Zara's won,

she's not--
she's never gonna choose me

to go into elimination.

Argentina is already
in the bottom.

If you put Argentina against
each other, then one of them

is gonna come out, and the team

is gonna go smaller
because you would have,

like, another person down.

Does that make sense?

and that's not fair to me.

It's obviously
not fair to you,

but it's gonna happen
to someone else

in the next one, like...
- What?

It would be better to, like,
cut Argentina out of it?

[tense music]

♪ ♪

We all agreed to be in a game

that's gonna be not fair.
- Mm-hmm.

But my only concern right now
is, like,

my two girls don't go in
against each other.

The way we Argentinians are,
you know,

they know that we can be
really open hearted,

as we always are.

But you're giving things
for settle

that they're not settled.

So Jujuy is not gonna go
to elimination.

So I just don't get it.

Like, why wouldn't, like,
Kiki be on the board?

♪ ♪

And we have
the American girls too.

Like, another option, you know?

♪ ♪

I think
we have to consider this.

From watching previous seasons
and the history of it,

Grant and Zara would have to
unanimously make a decision.

If they don't
unanimously agree,

Zara will then have to go in

for whoever else was nominated,
and then, like,

the other two would be safe.

Or Claudia will get
that opportunity

to pick who she wants
to go against.

Or Claudia gets to pick
who she wants to go against.

Do we know that
that's how it's gonna work?

We don't.

No, we don't know.

Nothing is 100%.

There's an argument
for every single scenario.

I think
we start spitting names

and raising hands, honestly.

Yeah, otherwise
we're gonna be here all night.

My first vote is for Kaz.

My second vote is for Kiki.

My vote is for Kaz,
and my second vote is for Kiki.

My vote is for Kaz,
and unfortunately,

same thing for you.

It's actually really
surprising to me

that people want to play like
this so early on in the game.

I won the UK "Challenge,"
but I might possibly be

the first person to leave
the world championship

of "The Challenge."

That is so embarrassing.

Ah, this is just a mess.

My first vote is for Kaz,
but it's nothing personal.

And, um, I gotta follow suit.

- That's okay.
- I apologize.

My other vote is for Kiki.

That's okay.

I'm under the impression we're
gonna be nominating Jujuy,

and then, all of a sudden,

there's this new strategy
that's come to light.

And that's to put me
into this nomination.

Why was no one else's
name mentioned?

Why the hell was it me?

Although I'm really, really
nice, when I do show my teeth,

you're gonna know about it.

We're looking to reveal
how a stalemate would end up

for future game purposes.

And in order to do that,
we need to put in an Aussie,

and we need to put in
a member of the UK team

because Grant's from Australia,
Zara's from UK.

So what we're hoping is then
either Zara has to go in,

or Claudia will get to choose
who she wants to go against

and would choose Kaz.

♪ ♪

- Kaz, sorry.
- It's okay.

It's okay. It's all right.

My first vote is for you.

I'm really sorry.

And my second vote,
to keep the country united.

Of course.

- I'm sorry.
- Of course.

My vote is for Kaz,
and the second one for Kiki.

In order
just to keep it spicy, guys,

first vote is gonna be
for Jujuy,

and then my second vote, Justine.

My vote--I'm sorry--Kaz.

Obviously, I'm not gonna go
Kiki, so I'm sorry.

I'm voting for you.
- It's okay. It's okay.

If we lose Kiki,
then we're down a player,

and we don't want
to be down a player.

At some point, I--

it'll come down to voting
in Aussies over myself.

But obviously, I don't want
Kiki to go right away.

- Sorry, Kaz.
- It's all right.

- Yeah.
- I don't want to vote

for any of you,
but Jujuy and Justine.

It's spicy, yeah.

This is a really shitty way

to start "The Challenge"
for team UK.

Nathan is gone.

Kaz is up for nomination.

I feel like the UK
has been blindsided.

I'm gonna vote
for Justine and Sarah.

♪ ♪


Kaz, Kiki.

Jesus Christ.

my vote would be Kiki.

Well, obviously,
mine's not Kiki.

I'm not gonna give in.

Grant, you can try
as hard as you want.

But Kaz is my girl,

and I'm gonna ride and die
for her.

I knew it. I absolutely--
- Yeah, you just called that.

I called it. I was, like,

looking at every person
on the board.

I was like,
whatever happens, like,

every man for themselves.

Shit's gonna hit the fan, so...

♪ ♪

[tense music]

♪ ♪

I was shocked because I had
no idea what was going on.


Oh, yeah. You said that.

- Yeah.
- Who knew?


But that's, like,
smart, quick thinking.

Yeah, she saw the opportunity
and, like, seized it,

had the balls to run with it. Yeah.


With some of the MVPs,
I can definitely tell

that it's
a little bit more tense.

What's funny
is the MVPs think

that this nomination
is stressful.

Oh, just wait.

You have no idea
who you're playing with.

It's just crazy.

It's crazy, like, 'cause, like,
now the game has started.


So now that that happened,
even though

that, like, the Legends have
nothing to do with it,

I just see, like,
all these pockets...

- Yep.
- Of convos.

And I'm just like--

And the Legends
are literally, like,

in their ears.

Like, I mean, you see the boys.

Like, they're in their ears, like,

already orchestrating, like--


Yeah, yeah.

When I saw
Kiki's name come up

and then Kaz was, it was like--
- I'm so confused.

Me and Zaza were looking
at each other going,

Fuck me, you know?

We were all sitting
out there like, fuck,

and then all this
just imploded.

If I was U.S. right now,

I mean,
if I was sitting over there,

I'd be fucking loving life
because I'd be like,

look at this, Australia and UK
just shit on.

I'm fucking pissed.

Something's going on there, man.

It's pretty clear to see
that this had been preplanned.

Something else is
definitely afoot,

and everyone is
out for themselves.

It's gonna take a lot
to convince me, man.

I'm not gonna turn over
on Kiki.

How is the decision
gonna be made?

That's the thing.

I don't understand,
'cause if you're

not gonna budge on me--
- Yeah.

Who orchestrated that?

The plan was always
using Kiki as a pawn.

My only thought with that

is Kaz and Kiki
are not our numbers.

So my thought was
we could swing the Argentinians

to vote in Kiki with us

to where you guys don't
have to say her name.

- Yeah.
- And y'all can say

someone else's name, and then

we'll do damage control
after that.

Sarah is definitely
someone that I can trust.

We all think
that Kiki's gonna be

completely fine and safe,
but obviously, Kiki is worried.

No one wants to put her in,

but we're trying to make
a move in this game.

And hopefully, it pays off.

Fuck me.

Just really fucking disappointed.

I'm really pissed off.

But at the same time, I'll
just make a mental note of it

for later on down the track,
'cause I'm not going home.

♪ I'm only happy
when it rains ♪

♪ I'm only happy
when it's complicated ♪

♪ And though I know
you can't appreciate it ♪

♪ I'm only happy
when it rains ♪

♪ You know I love it
when the news is bad ♪

This is the beginning
of the game,

and things are going
to start to happen.

When I win in my elimination,

I have a couple of candidates.

Every Legend man looks
so strong.

Any of them is gonna be great
with me.

I want to do my country
proud, do myself proud,

but I've never even been
in an elimination before.

I feel sick to my stomach,

and I don't even know
what's about to happen.

♪ I only smile
in the dark ♪

♪ My only comfort is
the night gone black ♪

♪ I didn't accidentally
tell you that ♪

♪ I'm only happy
when it rains ♪

♪ You'll get the message
by the time I'm through ♪

♪ When I complain
about me and you ♪


This is awesome.

♪ Pour some misery
down on me ♪

♪ I'm only happy when
it rains ♪

♪ I'm only happy
when it rains ♪

Welcome to the first ever elimination

here in the arena
in this season

of "The Challenge"
World Championships.

[cheers and applause]


All of the Global MVPs
had to battle it out

in the first challenge.

And on top were Zara and Grant.

You showed up on game day,
and you made it happen.

Now, on the other end
of the spectrum,

we have Tristan and Claudia.

Tristan is taking it easy,

while Claudia has to compete tonight.

So, Claudia, come on out.

[cheers and applause]

♪ ♪

Come on, Claudia.



Hi, TJ.
- Hello.

- How are you?
- Good.

- Whoo, guys!
- Feeling good?

Yes, I'm ready.

I'm ready for my country.

I'm ready for my kids.

And I'm ready to start.
- Okay.

- Yeah.
- I love it.

Well, the Global MVPs had
to nominate

two players
to go against Claudia.

They nominated Kiki
from the Australians.

[cheers and applause]

Come on out.

And from the UK, Kaz.

Let's go, Kaz!

Come on out.

Go, Kaz!

Both champions
of their seasons.

One of these players
is gonna have to go

against Claudia tonight.

And the choice is in
the hands of Zara and Grant.

[tense music]

So, Zara,
which one of these players

do you want to send in?

♪ ♪

I want to send in Kiki.

♪ ♪


I'm sorry, Kaz,
but my vote's going to you.

It's all tied up, 1 to 1.

Are you sure you don't want
to change your votes,

either one of you?

What's going on in my head
is I'm going in.

Just prepare yourself.

But there's no way
I'm letting you go in, Kaz.

You're my ride or die,
and loyalty is everything.

[dramatic music]


Legends know
that you don't really want

to leave it up to TJ
to make the decision for you.

♪ ♪

Zara and Grant,
it's all tied up.

Are you sure you don't want
to change your votes?

Yeah, I'm sure.

We're watching
Zara basically go to bat

for her fellow countrymen
and probably go in.

And she's not shaking.

That is a challenger.

♪ ♪

Zara, since this is
a female elimination,

your vote is the tiebreaker.

[cheers and applause]

That means Kiki is going in.

Kaz, you need to go ahead
and rejoin the group.

Kiki, you're down here tonight.

Oh, my God!

Ah! Yes!

I am completely shocked
right now.

This is not what I thought
was gonna happen.

The plan was always
Kiki's name just as a pawn

and that she would be safe
from the elimination, for sure.

I knew Zara
would have my back.

I've been given a lifeline.

There are three
UK team members,

and the game is on now.

Things need to switch up.

That starts today.

All right, ladies,
tonight, you are playing

a Challenge favorite.

This is Pole Wrestle.

[cheers and applause]

Pole Wrestle, okay.

To begin,
you and your opponent

are gonna start
on either side of that pole.

When I say go,
you're gonna push, pull,

or prod it
out of your opponent's hand

by any means necessary.

♪ ♪


First one to three wins
tonight's elimination round,

stays in the game.

This could potentially mean

a $500,000 game
of Pole Wrestle.

Make it count, all right?

- Mm-hmm.
- Good luck.

[overlapping cheers]

Yes, Claudia! Yes, Kiki!

I am really not an
aggressive person,

so I'm really gonna struggle.

I'm really hoping
that I can push past

the anxiety
that I'm currently feeling

because I obviously
don't want to go.

And I don't want to let my
team down or my country down.

[dramatic music]

I'm gonna try to give
the best of me in this arena

because it's the first arena.

I want to go back to the house

to represent Argentina
and be all together again.

[speaking Spanish]


♪ ♪

You got this, Kiki!


Come on, ladies.

Vamos, vamos, Claud.

Let's go, girls!

[air horn blares]

Let's go, Claudia.

Let's go, Kiki.

Come on, Kiki.

[cheers and applause]

Fight, ladies, fight!

Go, Kiki!

Twist it over her head, Keeks.

You got this!

Out now!

I had three eliminations
in Argentina,

and I won all three.

Let's do this. Let's do this.

I am gonna give everything.

- Pull it through, Keeks.
- Stay focused, Kiki.

It's the first elimination.
Let's go!

Push it over, Keeks.

Go, Kiki.
- Come on, Kiki! Go!

Get on top!
- Oh, she's...

Use your legs!

Use those legs!

Come on, Keek.

Come on, Keeks.

That's it, Keeks!

Oh, she's elbowing her
in her face.

She's elbowing her in the face.

Kiki has a little
nasty side to her.

She's playing a little dirty,

but that's what you have to do

if you want to be
the Challenge World Champion.

There you go.

Stand up.

You got it, Keeks! Yes!

[air horn blares]

[cheers and applause]

You guys are doing great.
Let's go.

Kiki came here to play,

and everybody's like,
"I'll work with Kiki."

Hell yeah. I think I will too.

Shit, we all will.

When you show
that much fight in you,

yeah, we love that shit.

[speaking Spanish]

Yeah! Let's go!

Round two! Let's get it!

[air horn blares]

[cheers and applause]

Go, Keeks!

You got this, Kiki.

♪ ♪

Claudia, she's a lioness.

She's a mother, you know?

And so I believe
she can do great against Kiki.

Of course, I want my girl to go
over there and do her best.

[cheers and applause]

Go with it, Keeks.
Go with it.

- That's it, Keeks.
- Oh, wow.

What a strategy. Wow.

[air horn blares]
- Let's go!

Come on, let's go.
This is it.

- Wow.
- That was a good move.

Never seen that one before.

She used her foot and turned it
into, like, a leg exercise.

I'm the one who made
Pole Wrestle famous,

and I'm even seeing moves
that I have never seen before.

Who does the splits in
the middle of a Pole Wrestle?

That would be Kiki,
my new fan favorite.

I don't know what to say.

The score is 2 to nothing, Kiki.

First one to three wins
tonight's elimination round.

Claudia, you gotta win this
one to stay in the game.

[air horn blares]

[all shouting indistinctly]

I grew up
with an older brother

that loved WWE wrestling,

so I'm gonna try
and dig back into that

and take Claudia out.

♪ ♪

Pull it out, Keeks!

[air horn blares]

[cheers and applause]

Yes, Keeks.

Kiki, you thought all these
people underestimated you.

I guarantee they're looking
at you different now.

You are a [indistinct] beast,

If I gotta be partnered
with anybody, I want her.


- Good job, ladies.
- Good job.

Great battle, great battle.

That was entirely
an out-of-body experience.

I don't even feel like that
was me in the arena just now.

First elimination win
on my own.

Team Australia, I hope that
proves to the other countries,

don't come for us again
because it might be you next.

Great battle. Wow.


Bravo, Kiki. Bravo.

[cheers and applause]

Both of you did
your countries proud.

Yeah, that was tough. Yeah.

Unfortunately, there's gotta
be a loser in this situation.

- Yeah.
- And--

And this is me. [laughs]


I know.

Argentina still loves you.

Yeah, I know.

We love you, Claudia.

Here are my Argentines
to represent us.

They are the beasts.

I were the lion in Argentina,
but she's the lion

in the World Championship.


Good luck for everybody.


Good luck, guys.

I feel very proud of me
to be here

in the World Championship.

My family and my kids
is gonna be very proud of me.

Rodri, Benda, and Jujuy...



It's really hard to see
an Argentinian go home.

It kind of, like, weakens
a little bit Argentina's team.

So we're gonna have to struggle
and fight for that.

- Kiki?
- Yes?

Absolute savage.

Go ahead and rejoin the group.

You're still in the game.
- Thank you.

[cheers and applause]

The thing
that I learnt tonight

was that we have no idea
what to expect in this game.

And I feel like that
was a stupid, silly mistake.

I want us Aussies
to stick together.

I want us four to be
really strong in this game.

All right, now
it's gonna get interesting.

On this side of the stage, we
have the Legends of the game.

I think it's time
we get them involved.

The first-ever
Challenge World Championship

is going to be played in pairs.

And we're picking them tonight.


[all exclaiming]

The feeling of being a fan
and playing with them

is just a real weird one
at the moment

'cause it's like,
you're a bit starstruck.

This is gonna be a tough one.

Global MVPs, I told you all
how you do in the qualifier

would have a significant impact
on your game, and I meant it.

You are going to pick
these teams

in the order in which
you finished that qualifier.

So it can make or break
your entire $500,000 season

right here.

I'm very fortunate
that I get to pick

whoever out of the female
Legends that I want.

But I'm sort of stressing and
sweating bullets at the minute

because it's so important
to pick the right person.

♪ ♪

I know that Kaz and Zara
finished ahead of me,

but I'm just like,
please don't be

Wes and Jordan, please,
because those are literally

my first two options.

You ready to get
this party started?

- Let's do it.
- Yeah!

[cheers and applause]

We all know why we're here.

We're all here
to rip one bag of money

out of each other's hands
by any means necessary.

We're about to start
playing this game,

and it's gonna get real,
real fast.

♪ ♪

[tense music]

Y'all are used to running
the game,

but there's some new kids
in town.

Yeah, the game's changing.


I'm terrified
of all of them.

♪ Imagine a world ♪

You're going for your share
of a half a million dollars...

♪ Where anything goes ♪

And that title
of Challenge World Champion.


- Can smell it.
- I smell money.

Let's get
this party started!

This Challenge, it's a war.

You never know who's
stirring the pot in this place.

Tori is always gonna pick Jordan,

so I need to take away
her number one

so I can be number one.

You literally hate me.

Like, I wish you never
picked me as a partner.

You could have had a way
easier game if you didn't.

We're letting certain people
run the house,

so I hope you start
playing smarter.

I'm just worried
about KellyAnne

lighting a match and then
blowing this whole house up.



♪ It begins now ♪

♪ ♪


If someone throws
a name out

of somebody in my alliance,

they need to go.

♪ It begins now ♪

It's called the United
Kingdom for a reason.

We stand united.

It doesn't matter
how big you are.

I will still fuck you up.
- Keep going.

Everybody wanted to be
on "The Challenge."

Now you're on
"The fucking Challenge."

Let's go!

♪ It begins now ♪

I'm here for money, for sure,
but I'm also here for legacy.

We have to take a shot.

Don't let him bully you
into that.

♪ It begins now ♪

I'm fucking done with her.

I'm a grown-ass man.
Don't tell me what to do.

It's a fucking game,
you guys.

Go, go, go!

Are you being serious
right now?

♪ ♪

♪ It begins now ♪

If you want to be a Legend,

you gotta do legendary shit.

[upbeat music]

♪ ♪