OG Show: Big BrotherWhy: Taylor, the winner of the CBS reality series' 24th season (and recipient of America's Favorite Houseguest vote!), and Joseph enterained the idea of starting a shomance as a strategy during their time in the house, only to end up falling for each other for real. We can't think of a better way to test their love than by embarking on another reality TV competition together, especially given how Big Brother alums have fared on The Challenge in recent seasons.
OG Show: Bachelor in ParadiseWhy: Um, because we live for drama?! The Challenge is always at its best when the interpersonal relationships impact the game and is there a dynamic more complicated than that of this trio? (Quick recap for those not in the know: Johnny and Victoria agreed to forever on BIP's beach only to break up a short time later…just before Victoria decided to try things with pal Greg.) Just imagine Johnny's face whenever he would see his former fiancee and her new boyfriend canoodling in the communal kitchen.
OG Show: FBoy IslandWhy: If f--kboys were created in a lab by bored scientists on their lunch break from doing important work, these bros from the HBO Max series—which was brutally cancelled after just two seasons, RIP!—would be their prototypes. Self-aware, sarcastic and, okay, slightly sinister, these self-defined bad boys were such standouts in season one, which ended with Garrett infamously choosing the money over his relationship with Sarah, that they were brought back for the sophomore outing.
Like Nelson Thomas and Cory Wharton (a.k.a. "the Young Bucks") several years ago, these two could definitely shake things up by entering the Challenge house together with a plan to take out the seasoned vets. And, of course, they'd probably be DTF.
OG Show: FBoy IslandWhy: After Tamaris flipped the script in the season two finale by revealing herself to be the show's first F-girl when she chose the money over both of her suitors, we would love to see the trouble—both in the game and in romantic entanglements—she could stir up on The Challenge.
OG Show: Siesta KeyWhy: Not only is she already MTV talent, the swimsuit designer is also just good TV, thanks to her flare for the dramatic, funny one-liners and quick reflex when it comes to flying off the handle.
OG Show: Love Island UKWhy: Honestly, the OG bombshell is just too damn hot to not be a constant figure on our TV screens. Two seasons in the villa was just not enough time! And, given his athleticism, Adam could pose a real physical threat. Did we mention he's hot?
OG Show: Love Island UKWhy: Watching the highs and lows of Indiyah and Dami's courtship was one of the highlights of the ITV hit's eighth season and we still have chills thinking of their icy exchange during the recoupling. ("May the best heartbreaker win!") So, we would love to see how Indiyah and Dami, who are currently dating, would navigate the politics of a very different house.
OG Show: Survivor Why: The season 43 castaway is, without a doubt, the most physically dominant competitor to ever step foot on Survivor. Come on, he infamously won a challenge for his tribe single-handedly, while the other tribes couldn't even finish the competition as a group! Jonathan would be a great addition to truly test some of The Challenge's top dogs physically, though we're not sure he'd be able to outwit with his political game.
OG Show: Survivor Why: From the moment he appeared onscreen in season 41, viewers knew Ricard was going to be a force to be reckoned with in Fiji. And that he was, proving to be one of the most savage and strategic players in the modern era of the game when he brutally blindsided his number one ally, Shan Smith. Plus, he was also a challenge beast, had some of the season's best one-liners and has really great hair.
OG Show: Vanderpump RulesWhy: Forever a package deal, the Bravo stars and bar owners would bring a sense of whimsy and much-needed witticisms to the table, that is when they aren't drinking their competitors underneath it.
OG Show: Teen MomWhy: After 14 (!) years on MTV, it would be fun to see the fan-favorite, who has been documenting his impressive fitness journey on social media for the last several years, let loose on the network's other hit series. And he would join an elite group of competitors who constantly talk about needing to win to set a good example for his children. (Yes, we are talking about you, Cory Wharton!)
OG Show: Dancing With the StarsWhy: Sure, the reigning Bachelorette and the Jersey Shore star definitely have played up their are-they-or-aren't-they tension on social media during and after their time on the Disney+ competition, but, like a guido when they are around a tanning booth, we are powerless in the face of their palpable heat.
OG Show: Summer House Why: Oh, what we would give to see someone activate Lindsay before an elimination! Plus, the PR maven would be a surprising physical threat, given the iconic reveal that she was part of The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) as a teen.
OG Show: Married At First SightWhy: TBH, this guy should have been cast on The Bachelorette, not the Lifetime marriage experiment. His Instagram bio even leans into his unpopular turn: "Experience as a villain on MAFS S10." Naturally, following his not-at-all shocking divorce from Mindy Shiben, the next step would be for the aspiring health and wellness influencer to head to The Challenge to stir the pot.
OG Show: Harry & MeghanWhy: Hey, an entertainment news team can dream!