Kaycee and Kenny Clark Left the Premiere of “the Challenge: Ride or Dies” for Unknown Reasons.
Kaycee Clark vanished from The Challenge: Ride or Dies almost as fast as she had appeared on the show. So, what exactly occurred with Kaycee? After the premiere of Season 38 of the MTV reality series, fans of the show were keen to learn the answer to this question. The hopes of those who were looking forward to seeing Kaycee come back were shattered when she exited the episode before it even got started properly.
There isn’t a conspiracy going on here, despite the fact that speculations about the reason Kaycee Clark and her brother Kenny Clark were removed from the series started appearing almost immediately. Continue reading to find out why Kaycee quit The Challenge and what her feelings were about having to leave the series after winning The Challenge: Spies, Lies, and Allies from the previous season.
What happened to Kaycee Clark on ‘The Challenge: Ride or Dies’?
As a result of Kaycee’s success in the previous season of The Challenge, she and her brother Kenny were thought to be among the favourites to take home the title this time around. However, it became clear very quickly that she would not be able to duplicate the performance. The presenter, T.J. Lavin, announced on the first episode of Season 38 that “Kaycee and Kenny had to quit the game.” The audience also heard this announcement.
The fact that “we live in wild times right now,” which was the only explanation that Lavin offered, led viewers to speculate that some type of crisis had taken place.
The Challenge then presented not just one but two new teams to take the vacant slot left by the Clark siblings after they were eliminated. Horacio Gutierrez and Olivia Kaiser, along with Nam Vo and Emmy Russ, will compete against one another in an effort to win The Challenge: Ride or Dies. The previous champions were Nam Vo and Emmy Russ.
However, Kaycee’s departure cast a long shadow over the rest of the premiere, and as a result, audience attention was more focused on her departure than on the remaining cast members. Kaycee provided an explanation for her abrupt exit shortly after the show aired.
Why did Kaycee and Kenny leave ‘The Challenge: Ride or Dies’?
Kaycee revealed to Entertainment Weekly the reason why both she and Kenny were removed from The Challenge: they tested positive for COVID-19. This helps to clarify what Lavin meant when he spoke to “wild times,” given that the pandemic has undoubtedly made everyone’s lives more difficult. This also helps to explain why he didn’t say more, since it would have been awkward for him to announce Kaycee and Kenny’s positive COVID tests to an audience watching national television.
The fact that this is the second time that Kaycee has tested positive for the virus, however, is what makes the story even more interesting to listen to. The winner of Big Brother Season 20 informed Entertainment Weekly that the reason she didn’t participate in Big Brother: All-Stars was because she had COVID.
She went on to explain that “during our travels, while we were in Argentina [where The Challenge is filmed], we wound up contracting COVID.”
Fans of The Challenge are upset that Kaycee had to leave the competition so quickly, but Kaycee is more concerned about how Kenny would react. Not only was this season their first chance to participate on a reality show together, but it was also his first chance to be on a Challenge season. Both of these firsts occurred during this season. Kaycee continued, “It’s possible that he’ll be missing out on a really fantastic experience because of it.”
She stated that the two of them were “hoping and praying” to get back into the game, especially considering the fact that Nany Gonzalez, Kaycee’s girlfriend, is also competing in the game.
MTV has not disclosed whether or not Kaycee and Kenny will compete in The Challenge Season 38; but, in the event that they do not, we hope that the network will provide them with an opportunity to compete in a subsequent season so that they can at least participate in the competition together.
On the other hand, it would be a story twist worthy of The Challenge if the couple did return in the middle of the season after catching COVID and still managed to dominate the competition. And if there’s anyone who can make a comeback of that magnitude, it’s Kaycee.
MTV airs episodes of “The Challenge: Ride or Dies” every weeknight at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.