It takes place in the Dominican Republic and Iceland, with former cast members from MTV's The Real World, Road Rules, Fresh Meat, Fresh Meat II and the Spring Break Challenge competing.
The team who wins the elimination round returns to the game and has a shot at a $300,000 prize, while the losing team is eliminated from the game.
The season concluded with the reunion special on April 4, 2012, which was hosted by Mike "The Miz" Mizanin.
The cast members who attended the reunion were Ty, Emily, Johnny, Camila, Dunbar, Paula, CT, Diem, Rachel, Aneesa, Robin, and Mark.
During this season of The Challenge, former Real World D. cast mates Emily Schromm and Ty Ruff were partnered together.
During the 7th episode, which aired on March 7, 2012, Schromm appeared in blackface before the entire house of cast mates by smearing her face in Nutella, mocking Ruff, who is African American, directly in front of him.
Camila Nakagawa, originally from Spring Break Challenge, was involved in the incident as well mocking Paula Meronek, Ruff's flirtatious partner on the show.After the show's cast mates were all seen disturbed by Schromm's actions, Schromm would later defend herself by claiming unawareness to blackface as a result of a sheltered childhood; this claim is questionable, however, considering Schromm brought up racism before presenting herself to the rest of the cast mates in blackface, at which point Nagakawa assured her that such actions would not be racist.Being friends with the opposite sex isn’t impossible.But, just because of pure human nature, there are ingrained systems, thoughts, and impulses within that can make male-female friendships often confusing.So, here are a few guidelines to help you navigate these muddy waters.The Challenge: Battle of the Exes is the 22nd season of the MTV reality game show, The Challenge.