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[12/04/14 - 08:29 AM]
MTV's "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II" Set to Premiere, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 11:00 PM ET/PT on MTV
The new season takes 26 of the most infamous former flames, recent splits and, for the first time in series history, fresh faces from another MTV reality series, "Are You The One?," to Panama for one of the most unpredictable Challenge formats yet.

[via press release from MTV]

THE CHALLENGES BATTLE OF THE EXES II ANNOUNCEMENT

MTV'S "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II" Set to Premiere, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 11:00 PM ET/PT on MTV.

Veteran Cast Members Are Joined by New Rookies Including Select Cast of "Real World: Ex-Plosion" and MTV's Hit Show "Are You The One?"

New Twist "Battle of the Ex-iled" Gives One Eliminated Couple Redemption and the Opportunity to Re-Enter the Game.

MTV's "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II" is set to premiere on Tuesday, January 6 at 11:00 PM ET/PT following "Real World: Skeletons."

This season of "The Challenge" will be dedicated to "The Challenge" contestants Diem Brown who recently lost her battle with cancer and Ryan Knight who sadly passed away last week.

"The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II" takes 26 of the most infamous former flames, recent splits and, for the first time in series history, fresh faces from another MTV reality series, "Are You The One?," to Panama for one of the most unpredictable Challenge formats yet. Once paired up with their exes, these competitors must overcome their past in order to face the present, if they want a shot at claiming their share of the $350,000 grand prize. Will romances be rekindled or will unresolved issues ruin these pairs? Between the bitter rivalries, jealous lovers, and demanding challenges, it'll take the ultimate couple to withstand the pressures of the game.

A brand new, mid-season twist called "Battle of the Ex-iled" will shock the cast like never before, making the stakes even higher. Exclusively on MTV.com, "Battle of the Ex-iled" gives eliminated teams the chance to re-enter the competition for the first time ever! Each week, the newly eliminated pair will face the Ex-iled winners from the previous week to battle it out for a spot back in the game. Eager for redemption, these players are more determined than ever to knock out this second tier of opponents and shock the existing competitors with their return.

Meet the teams of "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II":

Dustin & Jessica - Twitter: @DustinZito & @MTVJess

Dustin and Jessica met on "Free Agents" where they engaged in flirtatious behavior that led to a brief romance until Dustin was eliminated. Later, Dustin found a new girlfriend who engaged in a Twitter war against Jessica.

Jordan & Sarah - Twitter: @JordanW_usa & @SarahRiceMTV

Jordan and Sarah were involved in a steamy make-out session during "Rivals II." When Sarah was eliminated, Jordan wasted no time moving on to the next girl. Sarah thinks Jordan is egotistical but still the hottest guy in the game.

Johnny "Bananas" & Nany - Twitter: @MTVBananas & @NanyMTV

Nany and Bananas hooked up off-camera before he settled down with this current girlfriend. Bananas has been hesitant to admit it happened.

Ryan "Knight" & Jemmye - Twitter: @JustJem24

Knight and Jemmye met during "Real World: New Orleans" where they fell for each other and moved in together after filming ended. Unfortunately their constant bickering and infidelities rocked the romance and led to their ultimate break up.

Zach & Jonna - Twitter: @ZachMTV & @joannamtv

On "Battle of the Seasons," Jonna broke up with her boyfriend when she started to fall for Zach, and the two became an instant item. They moved to LA together until Zach broke up with Jonna out of the blue. Zach can't stand Jonna, despite her admitting she still has feelings for him.

Leroy & Nia - Twitter: @LeroyMTV & @therealniamoore

On "Free Agents," Nia was immediately drawn to Leroy and began to shadow him wherever he went. They were spotted leaving a bathroom together and claimed that "nothing happened" but no one believes them.

CT & Diem - Twitter: @TheOfficial_CT

"The Most Famous Challenge Couple," CT and Diem first got together on "The Duel" where CT helped Diem gain her confidence back after her struggles with cancer. Shortly after, Diem broke it off to focus on her career. In the first "Battle of the Exes," they seemed to have put their past behind them and almost won the show. After her cancer returned, Diem & CT's turbulent relationship resurfaced. Since then, they had each dated other people but still continued their on-again/off-again romance.

Wes & Theresa - Twitter: @westonbergmann & @TheresaTime20

Arriving at "Fresh Meat 2," Theresa was eager to find love. After she was turned down by Wes's sworn enemy she set her sights on Wes, unbeknownst to him. Their relationship did not last past the game. Wes berated Theresa during "Rivals II" after she hooked up with Leroy.

Johnny & Averey - Twitter: @JohnnyReilly_ & @ave_tress

Johnny and Averey met on their season of "Real World: Portland "and became an official couple while in the house. After filming, they continued their relationship and moved in together. Things went sour when Johnny suspected Averey of cheating on him, leading to a break up right before "Free Agents."

Jay & Jenna - Twitter: @JayGMTV & @JennaCompono

Jay and Jenna had been in a long-term on/off again relationship before reuniting on "Real World: Ex-Plosion." While filming,they attempted to rekindle their relationship but that fell through due to major trust issues on both ends.

Thomas & Hailey - Twitter: @ThomasBuellMTV & @HaileyChivers

Thomas and Hailey were high school sweethearts who came face to face again in "Real World: Ex-Plosion" even though Thomas began dating a fellow roommate. Thomas wanted nothing to do with Hailey, which resulted in her leaving the house.

Adam & Brittany - Twitter: @IamAdamKuhn & @brittany_baldi

Adam and Brittany met during "Are You The One?" where they had the ultimate love/hate relationship. Between the hook-ups and fights, they ended their relationship after Adam became fed up with Brittany's obsessive behavior.

John "JJ" & Simone - Twitter: @MaybachDiamonds & @SimoneKelly

John and Simone hooked up early on "Are You The One?," but John hit the brakes on the relationship due to lack of compatibility. Simone was not happy with this as she continued to pursue the relationship even after finding out they were not a match.

MTV.com is the only destination to watch full episodes, check out cast photos, bios, sneak peeks and more! Check out the show page for "The Challenge: Exes II" here

"The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II" was created for MTV by Bunim/Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Scott Freeman and Justin Booth serve as Executive Producers. Elli Hakami and Dan Caster are the Development Executives for MTV. Catherine Whyte serves as the Production Executive.

Additionally, "We <3 Diem Special" to air on Tuesday, December 9th at 9:00 PM ET/PT

In honor of Diem Brown and her courageous battle with cancer, MTV will air a tribute special "We <3 Diem" on Tuesday, December 9th at 9:00 PM ET/PT. Since debuting on MTV's 'The Challenge' in 2006 and battling cancer three times in the public eye, Diem Brown became a role model for her courage and positivity to thousands of fans. We've followed her through her unwavering attempts to win a Challenge and her infamous on/off relationship with fellow cast mate and longtime love CT, while simultaneously combating her disease off-camera. In "We <3 Diem," we look back at Diem's powerful journey, giving tribute to her perseverance and strength through it all.





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