To say CT is a fan favorite may be an understatement. The name CT has basically become synonymous with The Challenge, and when a new season comes out most many people will ask “is CT on it?” before they even know the format. With all of this said, CT went through some tough times and his hiatus from The Challenge is certainly understandable. While we haven’t seen him formally cast on the past two seasons, he seems to be dipping his toe back into the Challenge waters. He appeared on a Rivals 3 Aftershow, he’s been doing interviews, and he participate on MTV’s Mountain Dew promotional challenge alongside three of the biggest stars from Rivals 3:
If CT does return for the next season, we will likely see a different version of him. He has been keeping low, and has been very mellow since Battle of the Exes 2. It seems being on MTV and The Challenge is not his priority in life. Even if he isn’t the same hot-head we know, he’ll still be a strong competitor on the show. However, he may not be putting the same amount of effort into training because the show isn’t his priority in life. I’m not say he won’t be a threat- of course he will. However, I don’t think he’ll hit the field with the same intensity we’re used to.
Regardless of his changes in life, CT needs to come back to the show! Even he admits he is missing it. He likes the competition and it has been a part of his life for almost 15 years now!
There is one exception: if the next season ends up being Battle of the Exes 3, I don’t think he should be cast. Sure, production could fudge a relationship with someone like Mandi, Anastasia, even Laurel (which would nearly guarantee him the win). However, Exes was the show where he reconnected with Diem, and everyone was rooting for them. Putting him on that season may be a painful reminder to him and the fans as to why he is on hiatus.
Otherwise, bring him back!