Brihony Dawson has been selected as the host of the Australian iteration of “The Challenge”.
Dawson’s varied career includes sports commentating, songwriting and entertaining, with appearances at NYC Prude, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, AFLW Grand Final, W Awards and Women’s Footy Show.
“The Challenge Australia” will be filmed in and around Buenos Aires in Argentina.
The format pits Australia’s “most-talked-about” reality stars against each other in extreme challenges.
Broadcaster Network 10 said “players will be in a constant state of paranoia, unable to trust anyone but themselves”.
“With old rivalries, new alliances, messy exes and fractured friendships to navigate, who has what it takes to go down in reality television history as Australia’s first Challenge Champion?” publicity for the show said.
The winner will receive $200,000 in prize money and a place in the first ever “The Challenge: Global Championship”, where they will represent Australia.
New host Dawson said “The Challenge” will be unlike anything people have seen on Australian TV.
“It’s high impact, high intensity and will push the contestants to their absolute best,” Dawson said.
“Mental toughness is going to be the main attribute to get contestants through this game. There is a lot of physicality needed, but it’s the mentally strong who will ultimately be successful. All this while living in an uber luxe villa together in Argentina.”