Ryan Gallagher Is Open to Finding Love on ‘The Challenge Australia’

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This year, Network Ten has been serving up all kinds of new and exciting shows. We’ve said “I could do that” while watching Hunted Australia and The Traitors, and set sail with The Real Love Boat, destination: true love. Now, Ten has given us one last reality competition series to close out the year in The Challenge Australia.

Hosted by Brihony Dawson, The Challenge Australia sees sports legends, influencers and reality TV stars go head to head in a series of intense physical challenges, all while living under the same roof of a very glam villa in Buenos Aires, where the show filmed.

Not only are they competing for the grand prize of $200,000, but the winner will also go on to represent Australia in the first ever The Challenge: Global Championship, where they’ll go up against the winners of The Challenge: ArgentinaThe Challenge: USA, and The Challenge: UK.

One of the stars competing for the win is Ryan Gallagher, who you may remember from his 2018 stint on Married at First Sight, or from his time on I’m a Celebrity!… Get Me Out of Here!

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The reality star has also dipped his toe into the waters of stand-up comedy, touring with comedy circuits across Australia. Now, he’s getting ready for a whole new challenge, in The Challenge Australia.

In a press statement, Gallagher said that he joined the competition ready to push himself out of his comfort zone and was looking forward to the feeling of accomplishment he’d get from knowing he was pushing himself to the max.

Of course, The Challenge Australia isn’t just about the challenges, and Gallagher isn’t opposed to making a love connection or two while filming the series.

In fact, he said he was “definitely” open to romance on the show, adding: “I’m hoping there is a lovely lady in there I’ll connect with!”

When it comes to his weaknesses in the competition, though, Gallagher said that he would have trouble being ruthless and “screwing people over to get further in the competition,” explaining: “if I’m friends with someone I’ll always struggle with that”.

Finally, Gallagher said that to bring him comfort while he was in Buenos Aires filming the series, he packed his dog’s name badge in his suitcase.

“That way he’s with me everywhere I go,” Gallagher explained. “I feel safe that he’s with me.”

Will he be able to make it to the end and take home the $200,000? Only time will tell. Until then…

The Challenge Australia airs at 7.30pm on Network Ten on Mondays and Tuesdays. Catch up on 10 Play.

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