'The Challenge' final: Pregnant Melissa and injured Bayleigh quit last minute, fans call them 'badass'

Bayleigh Dayton also opted for a last-minute voluntary exit owing to a knee injury that had been gnawing at her ever since she started to compete to reach the first checkpoint


                            'The Challenge' final: Pregnant Melissa and injured Bayleigh quit last minute, fans call them 'badass'
Melissa Reeves, Bayleigh Dayton (MTV)
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Melissa Reeves quit 'The Challenge: Total Madness' last minute. She sent herself home after voting herself for the elimination round. Getting to the first checkpoint was tough for her. One could see that carrying the logs all the way up to the mountains was getting difficult for her by the minute.

Melissa fell several times and was visibly frustrated that everyone had overtaken her but she didn't give up. She climbed the heights and was ready to take on Kaycee Clark in the last elimination round until she realized how athletic and fit everyone around her was and that she didn't stand a chance against them.

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But it was not just her who quit. Bayleigh Dayton opted out as well. It was another last-minute voluntary exit owing to a knee injury that had been gnawing at her ever since she started to compete to reach the first checkpoint. She was in a lot of pain but didn't give up until asked to stay outside in the cold as part of the final challenge. Meanwhile, fans cannot stop talking about how brave Bayleigh and Melissa are for making it this far in the competition.

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"Congrats to these two badass women @BayleighDaily and @DJMelReeves for making it this far no matter what they had to go through to get there #thechallenge35," a fan commented. While another shared: "I know we hate quitters but can we give melissa a break she was literally pregnant doing all of this lol #TheChallenge #TheChallenge35."

"Bayleigh is quitting for a legit reason not bc she thought the final would b too hard like melissa  #TheChallenge35," a viewer shared. "Oh wow Melissa, well you did all of this not knowing you were pregnant and you did phenomenal up until now. Can't believe you did it all #TheChallenge #TheChallenge35 #TotalMadness," another tweeted. "So proud of you @BayleighDaily!! Knee injuries can be so serious. Your health is more important," another pointed out. 

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But, like in most cases, there will always be detractors. A section of the viewers were of the opinion that these are quitters and should not have been a part of 'The Challenge: Total Madness' at all.