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The Challenge week two recap: The good, the bad and the ugly

😃 The Good: Romance blossoms

😔 The Bad: Shock betrayal

😡 The Ugly: Unseen feud revealed

The Challenge Australia is well underway with week two showcasing a number of surprising romances and rivalries amongst the cast.

The challenges got harder, the pressure got heavier and the hot tub definitely got hotter.

Romance blossoms between two couples

Viewers were promised a steamy hot tub hookup in early trailers for the reality show, and Tuesday night’s episode finally delivered.

Bachelor stars Megan Marx and Konrad Bien-Stephen were shown hooking up in the jacuzzi while their competitors Marley Biyendolo, Kiki Morris, Troy Cullen and Brooke Blurton - aka Konrad’s ex - watched on.

“I made a pact with myself that I would not hook up, but it’s nice to have a distraction,” Megan said in her piece-to-camera interview.

“There’s a mutual understanding of where we are both emotionally, so it’s a friendship and it’s got some benefits,” Konrad added.

Meanwhile, sparks also seemed to fly between Olympian Emily Seebohm and MAFS’ Ryan Gallagher, who were paired together in the very first challenge.

“What you see is what you get with Em, and I definitely trust her 150 per cent in this game,” he said.

“I feel like I’m in a really good relationship with Ryan, Grant [Crapp] and Johnny [Eastoe],” Emily added. “They are people that I know won’t turn their back on me.”

The Challenge's Megan Marx and Konrad Bien-Stephen / Emily Seebohm and Ryan Gallagher.
Megan Marx and Konrad Bien-Stephen hooked up in the hot tub on Tuesday night, and sparks are flying between Emily Seebohm and Ryan Gallagher. Photos: Channel Ten

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Surprising betrayal between friends

Monday night’s episode saw I’m A Celebrity star David Subritzky throw former Bachelorette Brooke Blurton under the bus in an attempt to save himself in the elimination challenge.

David argued to challenge winners Conor Curran and Cyrell Paule that Brooke should be next to leave the competition because she had opened up to him about struggling with the social aspect of the game.

He later confronted Brooke and told her that he thought she deserved to go next because she’s “the only person that’s cried in this situation”, leading to a fiery confrontation between the pair.

“For you to bring that up is actually really, really hurtful because I said that in confidence to you and to Emily,” she said, adding that it was a “s**tty feeling” having her vulnerabilities used against her.

“If I’m not the biggest and the loudest and I’m the most introverted, that’s my f**king game plan… I know where I stand with you now.”

Speaking with Yahoo Lifestyle about the incident, David said that he and Brooke are still friends but doubled down on his opinion of her time in the house.

“She was the only person in the house that had been crying every day,” he said. “No one wants to see you cry and be boring, so if you’re being boring, pack your bags!”

The Challenge's Brooke Blurton and David Subritzky.
Brooke Blurton fired off at David Subritzky after he threw her under the bus. Photos: Channel Ten

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Explosive unseen feud revealed

Although she was eliminated in episode four, Cyrell definitely made her mark on the competition and proved why she’s nicknamed ‘Cyclone Cyrell’ after arguing with both Love Island stars Audrey Kanongara and Grant Crapp.

However, there was one clash included in the show’s first trailer that was cut from the final edit and viewers had no idea about the context - until now.

Cyrell revealed exclusively to Yahoo Lifestyle that although the teaser made it seem like she was yelling at Grant, she was actually going off at MasterChef’s Conor Curran.

“They didn’t show it, but Conor dogged me hard,” she shared. “He tried to pin everything on me with putting Grant and Kiki up for nomination [the previous night] when I had actually said, ‘If you can’t decide, flip a coin’.

“So that's who I was telling off. I was saying, 'You’re the biggest cow, dog, cat, bulls**t artist', everything. I don't know why they didn't air it, but I guess I’d already argued with that many people that [the producers] just wanted me to go in peace.

“He got under a lot of skin and from what I can say, he pisses a lot of people off so he's one to look out for,” she continued. “But I think he enjoyed it. I think he didn't want to be remembered for making scrambled eggs anymore, and he just wanted to be now known as ‘Connor the villain’.”

The Challenge's Cyrell Paule yelling.
Cyrell Paule has revealed the truth about her unaired feud with Conor Curran. Photos: Channel Ten

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