MTV is giving us a whole new twist on The Challenge MTV 2017, as they are putting former champions against professional athletes and testing their strength abilities in a series of challenges on The Challenge 2017, but when does The Challenge Champs vs Pros 2017 start? Find out the premiere details and contestants below in our The Challenge Champs vs Pros 2017 spoilers!
The Challenge: Champs vs Pros will be a six-week event on MTV and will pit 10 of America’s top athletes against familiar faces from the long-running series, all previous champions, of course! Don’t expect to see TJ Lavin this time around, as NFL star Victor Cruz will be serving as the host of this special series.
So, when does it kick off? Well, since we have The Challenge Invasion finale and reunion tonight on MTV, we will get the premiere next week! Yes, The Challenge Champs vs Pros will premiere on Tuesday, May 16 at 9/8c!
Per MTV, the rules for this challenge are as follows: “Each episode will focus on a different strength (agility, ingenuity, brawn, brains, endurance and guts). Every week, the winning team’s captain will choose one member of their team to go into the elimination round, and the rest of the team will vote in their opponent. The losing team’s captain is automatically sent into elimination, and their team will also nominate their opponent. The final male and female competitors of the season will endure the ultimate test, showcasing each strength in one heart-pounding race for the chance to win $50,000 for their favorite charity.”
Sounds fun, right? As far as the contestants go, the pros have been announced and the champs will be announced tonight after the reunion show! Here are the pros:
- Tia Blanco – Professional Surfer
- Louise Hazel – Olympian and Fitness Expert
- Lindsey Jacobellis – Professional Snowboarder
- Lolo Jones – Olympic Hurdler, Bobsledder and World Champion
- Gus Kenworthy – Professional Skier and Olympic Medalist
- Shawne Merriman – Retired NFL Linebacker
- CM Punk – UFC Fighter
- Louie Vito – Professional Snowboarder and Olympian
- Kamerion Wimbley – Retired NFL Star
- Candice Wiggins – Former WNBA Athlete
The Challenge Champs vs Pros 2017 begins next Tuesday at 9/8c on MTV!
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