FOX’s all-new jungle reality competition series Kicking & Screaming has arrived — and here are the cast members taking part.
The show sees 10 hardcore survival experts paired up with 10 high-maintenance partners — all outdoors novices — as they compete in a string of challenges to try and win the $500,000 prize.
The series is hosted by former model and New Girl star Hannah Simone, and executive produced by Matt Kunitz — known as the “king of reality TV” and behind shows like Wipeout and Fear Factor — and Anthony Dominici, who helped create shows like Real World, The Amazing Race and early seasons of America’s Next Top Model.
Let’s meet the contestants…
The Kicking & Screaming survivalists
Caleb is a private security expert, so is an expert at protecting others. But will he be able to keep his screamer novice partner Sam, a pro chess player, in the game?
Jessie is a wilderness therapy field guide. But will she and her delivery driver novice Michael need therapy themselves after their time in the jungle?
John is a former U.S. Army sergeant major who, er, helped capture Saddam Hussein. His novice is professional cheerleader Nakeisha.
Jason is a former Recon Marine, and had experience as a combat diver. But will he sink or swim with his novice partner, etiquette coach Elaine.
Ras is an off-the-grid survivalist and experienced ultra-runner and long-distance walker. But has he got the legs to look after his team-mate, housewife Kristen, in the jungle?
Brady is a former US-Marine scout sniper. But will he be able to protect novice Claire, a fashion blogger, during their time in the jungle?
Hakim is a martial arts instructor who describes himself as a “ninja”. He is a fourth-degree black belt in American ninjutsu. Just the kind of person to look after a real-life Baywatch Babe, aka his novice partner in the jungle Angelica.
Tamra has worked as both a primitive living wilderness instructor and a back-country guide. She’s going to have to pull out all her expertise to get fashion student Maxwell through the series in one piece.
Ben is a former Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (S.E.R.E.) specialist. But will he be able to keep model Juliana, his partner in the jungle, out of harm’s way?
Terry is a life-long boy scout, and is a now a scout-master, but also works as an author, speaker and spends time helping others. He’s been teamed up with YouTuber and online personality Natalie.
The Kicking & Screaming novices
Juliana is a full-time model, but looks don’t get you anywhere in the jungle! The expert survivalist she’s been teamed up with is Ben.
Angelica is a former Baywatch babe who’s now a Beverly Hills mom. She was in the series from 1997-1998 as Taylor Walsh. Her main goal is just to get through it alive! She’s been teamed up with Hakim.
Maxwell describes himself as “an amateur fashion student and a professional club-goer”, who isn’t shy about living it up on his mom’s credit card. His partner in the jungle is Tamra.
Claire is a stay-at-home wife, former beauty pageant winner and fashion blogger who lives in Hollywood, California. She has Brady as her expert guide in the jungle.
Samuel is a professional chess player, a grandmaster who plays in the United States team. But will he be able to out-move the other players on Kicking & Screaming? His expert survivalist on the show, Caleb, should be able to help.
Natalie is a professional gamer, YouTuber, livestreamer, host, voice actor…you name it. She uses the name The Zombi Unicorn online, and has more than 225,000 followers on YouTube and another 120,000 on Instagram. But while there might not be any unicorns in the jungle, there are lots of other beasts. Scout master Terry, her expert survivalist partner on the series, should help her keep her out of harm’s way.
Elaine is an etiquette coach, who helps people learn how to hone their manners. She’s been teamed up with former Recon Marine Jason.
Michael is a former football player who now works as a delivery driver in Atlanta. But will he be able to deliver the goods for his expert partner Jessie?
Nakeisha is a professional NBA cheerleader. She can only hope that her survivalist John, a former U.S. Army sergeant major, can help her win big on the show.
Kristen is a housewife. But her off-the-grid survivalist Ras should be able to show her a thing or two about how to live without the luxuries of a modern-day home.
Kicking & Screaming airs Thursdays at 9/8c on FOX.
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