Kaycee Clark on The Challenge
Kaycee Clark on The Challenge: According to Kaycee’s interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kenny and she were both eliminated from The Challenge after testing positive for COVID-19.
That better contextualizes Lavin’s remark about these being “crazy times,” as the pandemic has undoubtedly made everyone’s lives more challenging! It also explains why he stopped short of saying more because it would have been awkward to reveal Kaycee and Kenny’s positive COVID tests to a mass television audience.
However, what makes the tale even more intriguing is the fact that Kaycee has tested positive for the virus twice. The Big Brother Season 20 winner admitted to EW, “I didn’t go on Big Brother: All-Stars because I had COVID.”
She explained that “traveling, going to Argentina [where The Challenge is filmed], we ended up getting COVID.”
What happened to Kaycee Clark on ‘The Challenge: Ride or Dies’?
Due to Kaycee’s triumph in the previous season, she and her brother Kenny were picked as the favorites to win this season of The Challenge. Her hopes of a repeat, though, were eliminated very quickly. Kaycee and Kenny had to quit the game, host T.J. Lavin said in the Season 38 opener to the remaining teams and the audience.
Lavin’s sole answer, “we live in strange times right now,” had viewers wondering if some sort of emergency had occurred.
The Challenge then introduced not one but two new teams to fill the spot left behind by the Clark siblings. The new pair of Horacio Gutierrez and Olivia Kaiser will battle it out alongside Nam Vo and Emmy Russ to try and become The Challenge: Ride or Dies champions.
However, Kaycee’s exit cast a long shadow over the rest of the premiere, with the audience focused more on her leaving than who stayed. Shortly after the episode aired, Kaycee explained her quick exit.