Instead of battling for roses, a bachelor and bachelorette will compete for a hundred grand on the popular game show The $100,000 Pyramid. The sixth season of the nighttime version of the long-running game show began airing on Sunday, July 10 on ABC. It will be hosted by former NFL player Michael Strahan.
Who will compete?
The competing Bachelor and Bachelorette are none other than Matt James and Tayshia Adams. In 2019, Adams was a featured contestant on the 23rd season of The Bachelor, starring Colton Underwood. She starred with John Paul Jones in Bachelor in Paradise before appearing as The Bachelorette in 2020. James was The Bachelor in season 25 where he met and fell in love with Rachael Kirkconnell.
Both leads had their share of controversy and mixed reactions from fans. However, her big smile and bubbly personality make her the perfect game show material. Screen Rant Reports that they will not be a team; You will compete against each other.
According to Rotten TomatoesAdams and James will appear in season four, which is scheduled to air on July 31, 2022. The other two celebrities appearing in the hour-long episode are Wendi McLendon-Covey of The Goldbergs and Thomas Lennon of Reno 911! ”
Although the celebs are competing for the big prize, they’re not the ones who actually get the money. The way the show works is that each celebrity works with a non-celebrity contestant and they try to win the money for them.
As parade describes, “Through word associations, the participants have to guess and also provide various clues before the time runs out. Throughout the show, two celebrities and their partners are challenged to race against the clock and make it to the winners’ circle where they will compete for $100,000.”
The game show was originally called The $10,000 Pyramid when it began in 1973 with host Dick Clark. to Mental Floss. The outlet also reports, “The show would win nine Emmy Awards (after Jeopardy!) and endure multiple title changes (due to inflation) and many different hosts (including Donny Osmond).”
The prime time version of the show aired in 2016 and has retained the same grand prize and host throughout. Notes IMDB.
Other Bachelor Nation stars who have been on game shows
Bachelor Nation stars aren’t new to game shows. In fact, ten of them took part in the second season of Celebrity Family Feud hosted by Steve Harvey in 2016. According to Rotten Tomatoes, it was a bachelor vs bachelorette theme. The bachelors who competed were: Shawn Booth, Ben Higgins, Chris Strandburg, Tanner Tolbert and Ben Zorn. The Bachelorettes who appeared on the show were: Kaitlyn Bristowe, Andi Dorfman, Sara Herron, Ashley Iaconetti, Jade Roper Tolbert and Nina Agdal.
Several Bachelors and Bachelorettes also competed against each other in the game show “Wipeout” in 2014. Erica Rose, Tenley Molzahn, Michelle Kujawa, Arie Luyendyk, Graham Bunn, Kasey Stewart and Natalie Getz all took part in the physically challenging game show, facing “obstacles like ‘The Beaver and Beaverettes’, ‘The Big Balls’ and ‘Gym Class’ on their quest for a big cash prize,” reports ABC.
The fourth episode of The $100,000 Pyramid, starring Matt James and Tayshia Adams, will air July 31 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
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