'The Challenge' Season 36 Cast: Which All-Star Vets Are Returning?

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Cast
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Two all-star vets, Darrell Taylor and Theresa Gonzalez, are back for the MTV competition The Challenge, which returns to a partner format for Season 36. (Taylor last competed in Season 30 and Gonzalez in Season 26.)

Double Agents, set to premiere on Wednesday, December 9, at 8/7c, was filmed entirely in Iceland, and features 30 reality contestants — 20 veterans (anyone who has done a Challenge before) and 10 rookies (from shows like SurvivorEx on the Beach, and even America's Got Talent) — competing for their share of $1 million.

Two days before the premiere, on December 7 at 8/7c, fans will get an exclusive sneak peek and meet the cast on the MTV special, The Challenge: Double Agents Declassified. Plus, to go along with the new season is MTV's Official Challenge Podcast, hosted by show vets Tori Deal and Aneesa Ferreira, debuting on Thursday, December 10, through the iHeartPodcast Network. They'll recap each episode, share behind-the-scenes scoops, and more.

Scroll down to meet the veterans and rookies competing in Double Agents.

The Challenge: Double Agents, Season 36  Premiere, Wednesday, December 9, 8/7c, MTV

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The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Aneesa Ferreira
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Aneesa Ferreira

Veteran, 14th Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Ashley Mitchell 
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Ashley Mitchell 

Veteran, 8th Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Big T 
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Big T 

Veteran, 3rd Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Cory Wharton 
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Cory Wharton 

Veteran, 8th Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents CT
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CT

Veteran, 18th Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Darrell Taylor
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Darrell Taylor

Veteran, 9th Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Devin Walker
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Devin Walker

Veteran, 5th Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Fessy Shafaat
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Fessy Shafaat

Veteran, 2nd Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Jay Starrett
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Jay Starrett

Veteran, 2nd Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Josh Martinez
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Josh Martinez

Veteran, 4th Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Kam Williams
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Kam Williams

Veteran, 5th Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Kaycee Clark
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Kaycee Clark

Veteran, 2nd Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Kyle Christie
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Kyle Christie

Veteran, 6th Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Leroy Garrett
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Leroy Garrett

Veteran, 12th Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Nany Gonzalez
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Nany Gonzalez

Veteran, 10th Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Nelson Thomas
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Nelson Thomas

Veteran, 7th Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Nicole Zanatta
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Nicole Zanatta

Veteran, 3rd Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Theresa Gonzalez
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Theresa Gonzalez

Veteran, 7th Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Tori Deal
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Tori Deal

Veteran, 5th Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Wes Bergmann
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Wes Bergmann

Veteran, 14th Challenge

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Amber Borzotra
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Amber Borzotra

Rookie, Big Brother

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Amber Martinez
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Amber Martinez

Rookie, Are You The One?

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Gabby Allen
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Gabby Allen

Rookie, Love Island/Celebrity Big Brother UK

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Joseph Allen
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Joseph Allen

Rookie, America’s Got Talent

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Lio Rush
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Lio Rush

Rookie, Former WWE Wrestler

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Lolo Jones
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Lolo Jones

Rookie, U.S. Olympian/ Celebrity Big Brother

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Mechie Harris
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Mechie Harris

Rookie, Musician/ Ex on the Beach

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Nam Vo
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Nam Vo

Rookie, Ultimate Beastmaster

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Natalie Anderson
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Natalie Anderson

Rookie, Survivor/Amazing Race

The Challenge Season 36 Double Agents Olivia “Liv” Jawando
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Olivia “Liv” Jawando

Rookie, Shipwrecked