The Challenge is a popular reality TV competition show where contestants battle it out to win a share of the $1 million cash prize.
The show has been filmed in many countries across the world, but where is it being filmed this year for its 37th season in 2021?
Keep reading as we explore the dates, location, and cast of the latest season of The Challenge: Spies, Lies and Allies!
Where and when is The Challenge 2021 being filmed?
Here are the countries in which the show has been filmed previously: United States, Mexico, Czech Republic, Thailand, Canada, Argentina, New Zealand, Panama, Turkey, Germany, South Africa, Namibia, Iceland, United Kingdom, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago, Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Chile, Norway, Colombia, Spain, Gibraltar, Austria and finally for season 37… Croatia!
This year, the show was filmed in Vrsar, a small seaside town in Istria, Croatia.
Croatia is located in Europe, just across the Adriatic Sea from Italy.
Many famous TV shows have been filmed in Croatia, including the one and only, Game Of Thrones (2011-2019). The fairy-tale-like buildings which can be found in Croatia made this the perfect location for GOT filming!
Croatia is known for its natural beauty, stunning coastlines, and waterfalls. This is why it is a very popular holiday destination for many Brits!
Filming for the show began in April 2021, and became the second season of The Challenge to be filmed during the COVID pandemic.
Contestants of The Challenge are told that they’ll be away from home from 6-8 weeks, so the filming finished back in May.
When checking out their Instagram accounts back in April-May, they continued posting their usual content, with no mention of Croatia so the secret location wasn’t slipped!
Who is the cast for The Challenge 2021?
This year’s cast contains 37 people, many of which are from different reality TV shows, including…
Amanda Garcia (Are You The One? season 3)
Aneesa Ferreira (The Real World: Chicago)
Ashley Mitchell (The Real World: Ex-Plosion)
Berna Canbeldek (Survivor: Turkey)
Bettina Buchanan (Paradise Hotel Sweden Season 8)
Tula Fazakerley (Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands)
Corey Lay (12 Dates of Christmas)
Cory Wharton (The Real World: Ex-Plosion)
Chris Tamburello (The Real World: Paris)
Devin Walker (Are You The One? Season 3)
Emmanuel Neagu (Survivor Romania Season 1)
Emy Alupei (Survivor Romania Season 1)
Esther Agunbiade (Big Brother Nigeria Season 4)
Faysal Shafaat (Big Brother Season 20)
Gabor Szabo (Warsaw Shore Season 12)
Hughie Maughan (Big Brother UK Season 17)
Jeremiah White (Love Island US Season 2)
Josh Martinez (Big Brother Season 19)
Kaycee Clark (Big Brother Season 20)
Kelechi Dyke “Kelz” (Too Hot To Handle Season 1)
Kyle Christie (Geordie Shore Season 8)
Lauren Coogan (Love Island US Season 2)
Logan Sampedro (Survivor Spain Season 13)
Michael Bradshaw (Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X)
Michele Fitzgerald (Survivor: Kaoh Rong)
Nam Vo (Ultimate Beastmaster Season 1)
Nany Gonzalez (The Real World: Las Vegas 2011)
Nelson Thomas (Are You The One Season 3)
Priscilla Anyabu (Love Island UK Season 6)
Renan Hellemans (Ex On The Beach: Double Dutch Season 4)
Natacha Akide (Big Brother Nigeria Season 4)
Tommy Sheehan (Survivor: Island of the Idols)
Tori Deal (Are You The One? Season 4)
Tracy Candela (Love Island Germany Season 2)
When and Where can I watch The Challenge?
The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies will premier on the 11th of August 2021 at 8 pm and can be watched every Wednesday on MTV.
Watch the Season 37 Trailer below!