The Challenge has had many robust rivals come and go all through the years, with some not returning as a result of they’ve moved on with their careers and others not getting cast for numerous causes. One Challenge winner from the show’s earlier seasons just lately spoke out about why they give up the long-running MTV show and stated they had been “livid” with MTV’s manufacturing crew.
Tyler Duckworth, a two-time Challenge winner, just lately appeared on the Challenge Mania podcast and shared his experiences with MTV manufacturing and his resolution to give up the show. He stated the problems started across the show’s season, Free Agents, which filmed in 2014.
In addition, Duckworth stated he hasn’t watched any of the seasons since his resolution to give up, including that he will get “jealous” watching right this moment’s rivals.
Duckworth Said He Became ‘So Pissed’ About MTV Production’s Handling of the ‘Free Agents’ Casting
In his look on Challenge Mania, Duckworth stated his points with MTV manufacturing had been centered on the Free Agents casting: “I did not essentially retire alone accord. I used to be supposed to go on Free Agents, and I used to be type of struggling as a result of I used to be nearly to begin this new company gig and it was going to be lots of worldwide journey. But I type of had that another in me.”
He stated that Scott Freeman, the vice chairman of Bunim/Murray Productions, referred to as him proper earlier than the Free Agents filming began. “He gave me a name … and I simply acquired a sinking feeling in my abdomen, like this is not good. And he is like, simply due to a bizarre casting change, sadly, we’re not gonna want you. And I used to be so pissed.” He stated he instructed Freeman, “hear, I gotta dwell my life. If you guys are gonna be that fickle, I can not try this. … After that, I type of shut the door on it. I truly by no means watched that season as a result of I used to be so livid.”
In truth, Duckworth instructed Challenge Mania that he hasn’t even watched the later seasons of the show since he feels jealous at not competing:
Truthfully, it will get me so labored up as a result of I nonetheless really feel like I may take care of it, and I get so jealous. I get so jealous as a result of it is like, I wanna try this. And I can nonetheless try this. … And I see a few of these youngsters and I’m like, you do not even know what I did to get on the show. … You guys did not earn that spot. We earned it. So I get jealous.
Duckworth Appeared on 4 Seasons & Won the Show on His Last 2 Appearances
Duckworth was a cast member on The Real World: Key West, which filmed in 2005 and featured notable Challenger Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio. The 39-year-old then appeared on The Duel, the place he eradicated Bananas on the primary episode however was despatched dwelling on the following male elimination day after dropping to Derrick Kosinski. He then returned for The Gauntlet III, the place he was once more eradicated early.
Duckworth returned to the show for Cutthroat, the place he dominated the season together with his crew and gained the ultimate problem. After that, Duckworth returned for Rivals, the place he was partnered with Bananas and the 2 made it to the tip, ending the season in first place.