Jack Vidgen makes shocking confession about budget for new Channel Ten reality series The Challenge
Jack Vidgen has revealed that he was flown economy class to Argentina to star in the new Ten series, The Challenge.
Jack made the startling confession on his podcast Hey Doll! Thursday during a chat with co-host, Tom Whitaker.
“Did you fly to Argentina first class or business class?” asked Tom enthusiastically.
Singer Jack Vidgen (pictured) has made a shocking confession about the budget for Channel Ten’s new reality series The Challenge on his Hey Doll! podcast
‘I was in coaching [economy]replied Jack.
A surprised Tom then asked if the celebrity cast were all economy class and not first class.
“I swear on my life we flew over in economy class,” Jack said.
Tom asked in disbelief if the actors were all coached and not first class. “I swear on my life we flew over in economy class,” Jack said
Earlier this month, Ten announced the full roster of reality TV stars who will compete alongside the athletes on The Challenge.
Konrad Bień-Stephen and Megan Marx have both been confirmed for the series after their torrid affair following his secret breakup with Abbie Chatfield.
The Bachelorette’s Brooke Blurton has also signed on, as has MAFS bride Cyrell Paule, David Subritzky of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and Olympic swimmer Emily Seebohm.
Konrad Bień-Stephen, Megan Marx, Brooke Blurton, David Subritzky and Brittany Hockley have all signed on to do the show. Pictured: Jack Vidgen
They will join Bachelor franchise alumni Ciarran Stott, Brittany Hockley, Jessica Brody and Kiki Morris as they compete for the $100,000 cash prize.
Johnny Eastoe and Brooke Jowett represent Survivor, while Conor Curran represents MasterChef Australia.
Sydney actress Suzan Mutesi was also cast, although she has no connection to reality TV.
Viewers were quick to criticize the announcement on social media.
‘The most talked about Australian stars? Who are 95% of these people,’ one tweeted.
Channel 10 mocked the network’s casting selection for its upcoming season of new game show The Challenge
“Some of these ‘celebs’ have fewer followers than my old account,” another added, before later tweeting, “Reported to ACCC for false advertising.”
One joked “Incredibly proud to say I can’t name a single person there.”
Contestants will compete “in a game of secrets, spies and lies” away from friends and family during the series filmed in Buenos Aires.
In addition to the $100,000 prize, the two winners will represent Australia internationally on The Challenge: Global Championship.
In addition to the $100,000 prize, the two winners will represent Australia internationally on The Challenge: Global Championship