The first trailer for MTV’s ‘Battle of the Exes II’ is here and while we can’t wait to see the hookups, heartbreak and terrifying challenges, we can’t help but point out this is the last we’ll see of both Diem and Knight, who passed away after the season wrapped.
It’s a bittersweet day in Challenge world. MTV’s Battle of the Exes II will air on on January 6, and in the brand new trailer, we see a glimpse into Diem Brown and Ryan Knight‘s final challenges with their partners on the show, Chris ‘CT’ Tamburello and Jemmye Carroll. Watch the first look here.
‘Battle of the Exes II’ Trailer
The trailer, which exclusively aired on Buzzfeed, begins with CT picking up Diem off the couch and carrying her — which of course, pulls right at our heartstrings. Diem passed away after a long battle with cancer at the young age of 32, on Nov. 14. Just a week later, Knight passed away at 28. As we previously told you, the season will be dedicated to them both.
While it’s tough to watch, we have to point out that Diem definitely didn’t give up — at one point we see her tightrope walking really high up in the air and it’s no secret that she was terrified of heights. Of course, we know that fear wasn’t really a feeling Diem showed.
Diem first shared her battle with cancer when she debuted on Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat in 2006. Sadly, this one was her last. In August 2014, she collapsed on set and was flown to NY. She was diagnosed with colon cancer. Months later, she learned it spread from her stomach and colon to her lymph nodes and liver.
While we are mourning the loss of such a strong member of the MTV family, we love to see how brave she was on her last challenge — on the show and in life.
— Emily Longeretta