‘The Challenge’ Season 38 Cast: Big T Fazakerley Says She’s Not Returning

Article Highlights:

  • Big T Fazakerley lost the elimination to Amanda Garcia in MTV’s The Challenge Season 37 Episode 14, but she didn’t go home because of Ashley Mitchell’s disqualification.
  • Big T Fazakerley told fans on Instagram she’s not competing in The Challenge Season 38.
  • The Challenge Season 38 allegedly begins filming in January 2022.

[Spoiler alert: MTV’s The Challenge Season 37 elimination spoilers ahead for episode 14.]

MTV's 'The Challenge' cast sitting at a reunion party. Many of the players are competing in 'The Challenge' Season 37 and possibly will join 'The Challenge' Season 38 cast
MTV’s ‘The Challenge: Rivals II’ final episode and reunion party | Mike Coppola/Getty Images

MTV’s The Challenge Season 37 is getting intense as the veteran players are turning on each other left and right. In The Challenge Season 37 Episode 14, Big T Fazakerley got a lucky break after losing against Amanda Garcia in The Lair. But she recently told her Instagram followers she doesn’t plan on returning in The Challenge Season 38 cast.

MTV’s ‘The Challenge’ Season 37 gave Big T Fazakerley a second chance after Ashley Mitchell’s disqualification

Host T.J. Lavin announced Ashley Mitchell’s disqualification in The Challenge Season 37 Episode 14. While the show didn’t explain what occurred, T.J. noted Ashley failed to follow the rules, thus resulting in production sending her home. According to spoilers, she engaged in a verbal altercation with Josh Martinez that turned ugly.

As for the elimination, Amanda was voted into The Lair by the house. She chose to compete against Big T, a fellow member of the Ruby Cell. Prior to the elimination, Amanda told the Emerald Cell she planned on infiltrating and taking Tori Deal’s spot if she won. She ended up winning the elimination challenge and putting herself on the Emerald Cell, kicking Tori to the Ruby Cell.

As for Big T, this would normally mean she gets sent home. But because of Ashley’s disqualification, production allowed her to stay. She remained on the Ruby Cell.

Big T Fazakerley said she’s not returning to be part of ‘The Challenge’ Season 38 cast

While Big T got a second chance after losing an elimination in The Challenge Season 37, she knows the other competitors view her as one of the weakest players in the game. Prior to the elimination, Logan Sampedro and CT Tamburello told the cameras they didn’t want to work with Big T moving forward.

“If Big T comes to Sapphire, I’m going to change to Ruby again,” Logan said. “Big T, as a competitor, is bad.”

It seems Big T’s weaknesses on the show impacted her decision as to whether she wanted to come back and join The Challenge Season 38 cast. A fan asked her via Instagram if she planned on returning to the show for the next season.

“As it stands for the time being, no,” she told the fan regarding returning for season 38, a Reddit screenshot reveals. “If I ever get the opportunity to go back on The Challenge. I would like to return at my optimum fitness level and feel extremely confident as a physical competitor. There are areas I need to improve on and it takes time to train properly.”

Additionally, Big T revealed she applied to culinary school and is currently waiting to hear back. “As you guys know, cooking is a huge passion of mine, and the course starts in January,” she added.

When is ‘The Challenge’ Season 38 premiere date?


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While we don’t yet have much intel on The Challenge Season 38 cast, the season will allegedly begin filming in January 2022. This also makes sense as to why Big T may not join the cast if she goes to culinary school.

So, when is The Challenge Season 38 premiere date? MTV hasn’t made any official announcements yet, but spoiler accounts believe the season will start a month or two after filming begins. This likely means we’ll see a premiere around late February or March 2022.

For now, The Challenge Season 37 airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on MTV, and The Challenge: All Stars Season 2 airs on Paramount+.

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