EXCLUSIVE: Jessika Power ‘pulls out’ of Ten’s gruelling new reality show The Challenge – just days before filming was due to commence
Jessika Power has reportedly pulled out of appearing on Channel 10’s new series The Challenge Australia, just days before filming was due to commence.
A source close to the Married At First Sight bride, 29, told Daily Mail Australia that while Jessika initially agreed to compete on the show, she decided ‘it wasn’t for her’.
‘Jessika would make more money sitting around at home filming content for OnlyFans,’ they said.
Married At First Sight’s Jessika Power has reportedly pulled out of appearing on Channel 10’s gruelling new series, The Challenge Australia, just days before filming was due to commence
Jessika was to be paid a daily fee in excess of $1,000 to appear on the show, the source told Daily Mail Australia.
Jessika was revealed to be among the five reality stars tipped to star on the series earlier this week.
Meanwhile, Cyrell Paule will be appearing on the show to face-off against a bevy of Aussie Survivor and Big Brother stars to win $1,000,000 in prize money.
A source close to the OnlyFans creator, 29, told Daily Mail Australia that while Jessika initially agreed to compete on the show, she decided ‘it wasn’t for her’
The mother-of-one, 33, will join Ciarran Stott (The Bachelorette), Grant Crapp (Love Island Australia), Johnny Eastoe (Survivor Australia) and actress Suzan Mutesi.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! star David Subritzky, Big Brother‘s Tully Smyth, Australian Survivor’s Brooke Jowett and Bachelor babe Jessica Brody are also tipped to appear, according to So Dramatic!
‘Cyrell has been working out multiple times a week and is in the best shape of her life. She is determined to win this show,’ a source revealed.
Joining her was rival bride, Cyrell Paule, (pictured) who face-off against a bevy of Aussie Survivor and Big Brother stars to win $1,000,000 in prize money
The mother-of-one, 33, will join The Bachelorette’s Ciarran Stott (pictured), Love Island Australia’s Grant Crapp and Survivor’s Johnny Eastoe
The series, which has been described as a cross between Survivor and Ninja Warrior, is set to begin filming next month.
The US series have previously featured contestants from Big Brother, The Bachelor and MAFS, among other reality shows, and in February 2022 three international versions were announced: Argentina, United Kingdom and Australia.
Sources tell Daily Mail Australia producers have spent the past six months reaching out to cast members from past seasons of Australian reality shows in the hopes they say ‘yes’.
Sydney-based influencer Suzan Mutesi (pictured) is also tipped to be appearing on the show
‘Every notable personality reality star was approached,’ the insider revealed, before adding that story line producers are hoping Cyrell and Jessika will clash on the show,’ the insider revealed.
‘They were desperate to try and make it work and willing to throw however much they needed to get them both in.’
Only one Australian has ever competed on The Challenge, Dee Nguyen, a former Geordie Shore alum. Dee competed three back-to-back seasons on the show, winning her second time around and claiming $250,000 in prize money.
The winners of the season will advance to The Challenge: Global Championship, where they will compete against the winners of Argentina, USA, and the U.K. to determine the first-ever Challenge world champion.
The Challenge first premiered in the US in 1998 and has since had 37 seasons