In a surprising twist, Johnny Bananas and Wes revealed their secret alliance on the April 1 premiere of ‘The Challenge,’ and we received EXCLUSIVE scoop with Johnny about the way it all took place!
In a transfer that nobody noticed coming, Johnny Bananas and Wes Bergmann revealed that they’d lastly determined to place their variations apart and work collectively throughout the premiere of The Challenge: Total Madness. The guys, who’ve been working in opposition to one another on the present for years, are secretly teaming up this season. “People thought it could never be done,” Johnny admitted to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “It’s kind of an unholy alliance.” He additionally defined that the concept took place when each stars attended the MTV Movie & TV Awards in June 2019. At the time, they’d each been newly eradicated from The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2.
“I started thinking about it at as soon as I got eliminated, and then he got eliminated right after me,” Johnny revealed. “I was looking at it like….two of the biggest names in the show, and two of the most dominant, strategic thinkers in the game, just got eliminated within the first four episodes. That’s an embarrassment and slap in the face and wake up call for us to change things up. We both just came to the realization, together, that we had to change our strategy. We were basically paving the way for everyone else [before], by eliminating each other and giving everyone else a piggyback to the final. That was dumb on both of our behalves. So we knew we had to change things up.”
Johnny defined that he and Wes have been capable of preserve the remainder of their castmates “truly in the dark” about their secret alliance, too. “Every season, we joke around about being in an alliance together, so everyone thought it was the same old story,” he stated. “People just did NOT know what to do. When they realized [we might be working together], they started turning on each other because it wasn’t part of anyone’s game plan.”
Plus, having Wes on his aspect gave Johnny some leeway when it got here to different individuals in the home who usually need to play in opposition to him. “People who I get along with hate Wes, and people who Wes gets along with hate me. So we were basically able to, not just protect each other from each other, but protect each other from everyone who we were working with, as well,” he revealed. “It’s a pretty incredible turn of events.”
We’ll must see how this goes for Johnny and Wes because the season performs out, however Johnny did promise one factor: “You cannot predict the outcome of our alliance. You couldn’t script it! It’s pretty amazing.” The Challenge airs Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. on MTV.