For every Cinderella Challenge For the story to take shape, a force of nature must fall. And in the most recent episode of All stars Season 2, the contenders to win the whole bone, were ousted at the last minute after an Arena game that would have made everyone sweat.
Brad and Jodi, aka “Brodi”, who spent most of the game in first place, proved they weren’t completely untouchable after “Make the Connection”, which challenged partnerships to jump from moving truck to moving truck to collect keys, open boxes and secure a designated idol.
Brad made the mistake of tearing the tops of boxes instead of untying ropes that kept them sealed, and as a result, he and Jodi were sentenced to The Arena against allies Darrell and Janelle, who were voted on by the winners of the day , Nehemiah and Melinda .
“Oh, how the mighty have fallen,” Jodi said to “Smash House.” Unfortunately, she and Brad had to fall even further.
The last All stars elimination round challenged partnerships to demolish rooms filled with cinder blocks, furniture and tchotchkes and slide discarded pieces through a series of small holes. Whichever team collected the most weight in 10 minutes would win, and after an evaluation that had players biting their nails, Darrell and Janelle were declared the winners, knocking out the game’s most powerful duo by just two pounds.
“To come all the way here and fight so hard and not make it to the final – it was just all for nothing,” Jodi cried.
But Brad and Jodi certainly weren’t the first frontrunners to just miss out on the championship Challenge cash.
Perhaps the most memorable elimination of a final favorite was Landon’s by Brad on Duel II. Landon, who racked up the game’s most wins, infamously walked out of the room at the final Duel voting ceremony, after which the game’s other men secretly voted him “Back Off.” Johnny Bananas, one of the few players with more wins than Landon, was shockingly knocked out at the last second on Battle of the Sexes II due to Sarah and Jordan’s emergency power game. And Darrell, another stacked titan, notoriously missed the finale of Invasion of the Champions as did the strongest woman of the match, Laurel, who suffered her first-ever elimination loss just before the end of the match.
Derrick, a distinguished champion in his own right, was a favorite on Glove II, collecting win after win as a team captain only to be ousted at the last minute by Timmy in “Reverse Tug-of-War.” The trend would sadly continue for Derrick alongside Diem on Fresh meat, and, later, as the last man expelled from Killer.
But when it comes to multiple heartthrobs, no one knows the routine better than CT. The Spies, lies and allies champion was the last man eliminated on the duel, rivals and Free agents, three seasons that he most likely could have won had he survived to the end of the games.
Jenna on Dirty Thirty, Johnny and Tony on Final statement, Paula on Killer: Missing the final as a favorite is as much a part of the game as scorecards or prize money. But which unlikely elimination shocked you the most? Share your opinion and see who wins The challenge: all stars on Thursdays only on Paramount +!