Why did Kaycee Clark have to leave The Challenge?

KAYCEE Clark has revealed why she and her brother Kenny were forced to leave The Challenge: Ride or Dies.

The duo were set to compete in the Season 38 of the hit MTV show before making an abrupt exit in the premiere episode.

Kaycee and Kenny Clark were due to appear on The Challenge: Ride or Die


Kaycee and Kenny Clark were due to appear on The Challenge: Ride or DieCredit: Instagram

When was Kaycee Clark on The Challenge?

Season 38 of The Challenge: Ride or Dies premiered on Wednesday, October 13, 2022.

But at the beginning, if the episode, host T.J Lavin announced that Kaycee and Kenny had left the game before it had even begun.

Lavin said: “Well, stating the obvious, we live in crazy times right now, and already Kaycee and Kenny had to leave the game.”

No further explanation was given – leaving fans concerned that an emergency may have occurred.

Nam Vo and Emmy Russ were drafted to replace the Clark siblings, while Horacio Gutierrez and Olivia Kaiser joined as late additions.

Why did Kaycee Clark have to leave The Challenge?

Shortly after the episode aired, Kaycee explained why she and her brother were forced to make a quick exit from the show.

The former Big Brother champion claimed that she and Kenny contracted COVID-19 while traveling to Argentina for filming.

She told Entertainment Weekly: “It was traveling, going to Argentina [to film this season], we ended up getting COVID and getting sick.

“The crazy thing is I didn’t feel any of the symptoms. I mean, I had a light cold, but everyone had a light cold. But my brother and I had COVID, so we had to exit the game.”

It was the second time that she had fallen ill with the virus, having also dropped out of Big Brother: All-Stars in August 2020 for the same reason.

“It was so crazy, and then now for this, it’s weird how that keeps happening,” she said.

In the interview, Clark also described her and Kenny’s exit as “devastating”.

The former Challenge star said she felt bad that her brother, who has not been on the show before, would be missing out.

She said: “I felt more bad for my brother because I’ve done this before. I’ve done these crazy challenges, I got to experience doing it, but my brother has not.

“I was way more sad for him because if it came down to me not going back in the game and it was just me by myself because of COVID, I’d be like, “OK, it is what it is,” but I was more hurt for my brother.”

Who won The Challenge Total Madness season 35?

Jennifer “Jenny” West Johnny and “Bananas” Devenanzio were the champions of The Challenge Total Madness season 35.

They saw off Cory Wharton Kyle Christie, Melissa Reeves. Rogan O’Connor, Jenny West and rookies Bayleigh Dayton, Faysal Shawn “Fessy” Shafaat, and Kaycee Clark in the final – winning a share of $1 million.

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