MTV has set a premiere date for the 26th season of ‘The Challenge,’ and revealed that ‘Battle of the Exes 2’ will be dedicated to both Diem and Knight, both who passed away last month.
So sad. Ryan Knight and Diem Brown both competed on the most recent season of MTV’s The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II, before they were taken too soon. The season will air on MTV on January 6 and the full cast has just been announced.
Ryan Knight & Diem Brown On MTV’s ‘The Challenge’
November was a sad month for MTV.
Diem Brown died after a long battle with cancer on Nov. 14 at the young age of just 34. Ryan Knight passed away just 13 days later on Nov. 27, at the young age of 28. Since both participated in MTV’s latest Challenge, the network will dedicate to both young stars.
However, both had such happy souls and we feel lucky we get to see them one more time on TV.
Here’s the rest of the cast for the new season.
‘Battle of the Exes II’ Cast
CT & Diem dated on and off ever since The Duel in 2007.
Ryan & Jemmye dated briefly after meeting on The Real World: New Orleans in 2010.
Johnny ‘Bananas’ & Nany had an off-screen hookup during one of the past Challenges.
Zach & Jonna began dating on Battle of the Season and lived together briefly after (and then he broke it off).
Leroy & Nia deny they ever hooked up on Free Agents, but it was pretty obvious.
Wes & Theresa had a quick hookup during Fresh Meat 2.
Jordan & Sarah had what seemed to be a cute romance on Rivals II.
Johnny & Averey dated all through Real World: Portland, but split once the cameras stopped rolling
Thomas & Hailey dated before Real World: Ex-Plosion and then when she came to visit, he was so mean she left.
Dustin & Jessica had a quick fling during Free Agents.
Jay & Jenna were on-again off-again during Real World: Ex-Plosion but he couldn’t really keep his eyes off of other girls.
Adam & Brittany hooked up during Are You the One!
John ‘JJ’ & Simone wanted desperately to be a match on Are You The One.
Watch the season premiere on MTV at 11PM on Jan. 6. You can also watch We <3 Diem on MTV on Dec. 9 at 9pm.
— Emily Longeretta