It goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: 2020 has been rough. That’s likely why the producers behind MTV’s The Challenge decided, “Hey! Let’s not put our contestants entirely through the wringer.” In an exclusive sneak peek at season 36 (!), The Challenge: Double Agents, all 30 rookie and veteran contestants appear legitimately surprised to learn that unlike last season, they don’t have to stay in a terrifying nuclear bomb shelter that still haunts us (and probably them).
“The buildup in anticipation of this game is more so than anything I’ve ever seen in all of my history,” says Wes Bergmann, who’s returning for his 14th competition. Within seconds, as someone yells, “Pease no bunker! Please no bunker!,” they roll up to a fort-like location that proves to be their new, pretty luxurious digs. Rookie and Shipwrecked alum Olivia “Liv” Jawando says, “That is not bunkering, that is bougie AF!”