Aneesa Ferreira, Cory Wharton and, of course, Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio will be back when the MTV reality competition premieres on April 1

By Dana Rose Falcone
March 04, 2020 12:30 PM
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War of the Worlds 2 may have ended, but Total Madness is about to begin. And, apparently, “it looks like a literal war zone.”

When MTV’s The Challenge returns on April 1 for its 35th season, 28 contestants will compete for the chance to win $1 million. The Challenge: Total Madness will revert to a solo game format and feature 90-minute episodes.

In the teaser released earlier, MTV promised “the most dangerous challenge ever” and host TJ Lavin referred to “the biggest twist we have ever had on The Challenge.” In the newer trailer, it’s revealed: “This season, you’re here to prove that you’re the best,” Lavin says. “I’m done with people skating by. The only way to make it into a final is to win an elimination.”

“The game has changed,” says Tori Deal. “This is the kind of twist that is felt through the entire house.”

MTV is bringing back vets like Wes Bergmann, Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio (who says in the trailer he’s “out for revenge”) and Aneesa Ferreira, as well as Brits who have joined the franchise like Kyle Christie, Big T, Melissa Reeves and Jennifer West. Also moving into “a bunker with no windows and no doors” are War of the Worlds 2 winners Dee Nguyen, Rogan O’Connor, CT Tamburello and Jordan Wiseley.

And what’s a season of The Challenge without some rookies? The upcoming turn will feature seven newcomers from reality shows like American Ninja Warrior, Big Brother, Survivor and The Amazing Race.

“This place can turn you mad if you let it,” teases Stephen Bear.

The Challenge: Total Madness cast.
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Scroll down for the full list of who will be facing off on The Challenge: Total Madness.

Veterans

Stephen Bear

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Wes Bergmann

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Mattie Breaux

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Kailah Casillas

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Kyle Christie

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Jenna Compono

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Tori Deal

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Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio

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Tula “Big T” Fazakerley

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Aneesa Ferreira

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Nany Gonzalez

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Josh Martinez

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Ashley Mitchell

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Dee Nguyen

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Rogan O’Connor

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Melissa Reeves

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CT Tamburello

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Nelson Thomas

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Jennifer West

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Cory Wharton

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Jordan Wiseley

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Rookies

Asaf Goren

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Previous shows: Big Brother Israel, So You Think You Can Dance, Are You the One?

Bayleigh Dayton

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Previous show: Big Brother

Christopher Jordan “Swaggy C” Williams

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Previous show: Big Brother

Kaycee Clark

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Previous show: Big Brother

Faysal Shawn “Fessy” Shafaat

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Previous shows: American Ninja Warrior, Big Brother

Jay Starrett

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Previous show: Survivor

Jennifer Lee

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Previous show: Amazing Race

The Challenge: Total Madness premieres April 1 at 8 p.m ET on MTV.