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The 'Challenge' Is Back With New 'Exes,' Big Money And An Online-Redemption Competition

The honeymoon's over Tuesday, January 6 at 11/10c.

In 2012, after swimming through frigid waters, scaling one of Iceland's most monstrous mountains and battling through mutual scorn and resentment, former flings Johnny Devenanzio and Camila Nakagawa were deemed "Challenge" champions and proved it is possible to work alongside an ex. So will a pair of equally explosive previous partners be able to follow in their footsteps?

In January, MTV will corral 13 of its most infamous past couples in beautiful Panama to compete for a $350,000 grand prize in "Battle of the Exes II." But, as is the case with any relationship, the game will come with a few curve balls. For the first time ever, MTV has tapped talent outside of "Real World," "Road Rules" and "Fresh Meat," as four former "Are You the One?" contestants will strap on their Under Armour shoes and go for the big cash. And that's not all...

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This season, losing a Dome game will not mean an immediate plane ride home, as each match's losers will have a shot at rejoining the competition as part of a last-chance online-redemption competition. Each week, "Battle of the Ex-iled" will pit the newly eliminated couple against the previous week's "Ex-iled" winner. Winning teams will advance in the tournament and permanently knock out their opponents, and the last couple standing will return to "BOTE" to compete for the big money.

What do you think of the game's new rules? Sound off, check out the full cast below and tune in to the premiere of "Battle of the Exes II" on Tuesday, January 6 at 11/10c!


Dustin and Jessica

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Jordan and Sarah

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Knight and Jemmye

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Johnny Bananas and Nany

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CT and Diem

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Zach and Jonna

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Leroy and Nia

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Wes and Theresa

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Johnny and Averey

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Jay and Jenna

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Thomas and Hailey

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Adam and Brittany

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JJ and Simone

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"BOTS II" will be dedicated to Diem Brown and Ryan Knight, who both tragically passed away in November, and who will both appear as contestants. MTV will honor Brown in the upcoming "We <3 Diem" special that will air on Tuesday, December 9 at 9/8c. In the meantime, those who need help dealing with a loss should visit Half of Us.