Jodi Weatherton made her return to our screens for the primary time since her win on “The Challenge: The Duel” when she joined the cast of “All Stars” season two, which is now three episodes into the season on Paramount+. After the third episode, she appeared on “MTV’s Official Challenge Podcast,” the place she revealed why she wasn’t in a position to compete on the primary season of the spinoff show.
Jodi instructed Tori Deal and Aneesa Ferreira that she was taken with showing on “All Stars” from the second Mark Long known as her again in the summertime of 2020 to pitch the OGs undertaking and mentioned she agreed to affix the primary season when she was formally known as by the casting crew. “I crammed out the background verify info, the deep sheet — the entire thing,” she instructed the co-hosts.
However, she mentioned she acquired one other name from the producers, who instructed her that the background verify firm knowledgeable them her background verify would take 23 to 30 days as a result of she lived in Germany. She mentioned she was instructed that would not be sufficient time to course of her and get her on the show.
Jodi defined that she was actually unhappy when she discovered she could not go. “We had been deep within the pandemic over right here, tremendous locked down, no shops had been open,” she mentioned, including that they’d a curfew and will solely have one member of the family over. “It was actually miserable over right here so it was one thing to stay up for… I keep in mind being tremendous unhappy that I wasn’t gonna go.”
Jodi Revealed That She Was Called for Season 2 on Her Birthday & Was Very Excited to Return
Despite the primary season of “All Stars” not understanding for the two-time champ, Jodi mentioned she obtained the decision for the second season on her fortieth birthday and it was a very nice current. She mentioned:
I used to be excited, however then I additionally had this sense behind my head like, ‘OK, I received the final one I did. I really feel stress to love return and carry out.’ You know that uncertainty of ‘Do I wanna return into it or simply form of like depart it the place it is at?’
Jodi instructed Tori and Aneesa she solely knew that Kendal Sheppard and Derrick Kosinski could be on the season however was in any other case unaware of who could be there. The first individual she noticed when she acquired on the bus was Tina Barta, she mentioned, and he or she form of froze and acquired nervous, however then noticed lots of acquainted faces like Brad Fiorenza, Nehemiah Clark and M.J. Garrett and was excited to see them after so lengthy.
Steve Meinke and Ayanna Mackins had been the one two cast members that she’d by no means seen or met earlier than, Jodi defined. She mentioned regardless of having not seen Derrick in individual for a few years, she was actually glad that her “Road Rules” co-star selected her to companion with for the primary problem.
Jodi Was the first Solo Female Winner, on ‘The Duel’ in 2006, But Recently Said She Was Never Called Back After That
Jodi made her debut on “Road Rules: X-Treme” and competed on three challenges again within the day, “The Inferno II,” “The Gauntlet 2” and “The Duel,” and he or she received the final two back-to-back, racking up a powerful 19 problem wins within the course of.
After her spectacular win on “The Duel,” Jodi by no means returned to the franchise and as a substitute acquired married, had youngsters and pursued a profession. Now 40, Jodi just lately revealed that it wasn’t her alternative to not return and he or she truly wasn’t known as again after her second win.
“It truthfully ended up being an excellent factor for me as a result of I really feel like it could have been engaging to return, however I used to be prepared to start out a household, I acquired married,” she instructed Entertainment Weekly.
New episodes of “The Challenge: All Stars” season two drop on Paramount+ each Thursday.