Andrew Shayde’s Bare and Afraid: Castaways journey has come to an finish. However his time on actuality TV isn’t over. Andrew, who’s from Kentucky and works within the non-profit sector, can be a contestant on the brand new CBS present Buddy Video games, hosted by Josh Duhamel.
Josh Duhamel hosts ‘Buddy Games’
In Buddy Video games, six groups of 4 mates come collectively for a nostalgic summer season camp journey. These close-knit teams compete towards one another (and relive their glory days) in a sequence of video games that take a look at them each mentally and bodily. When not difficult themselves within the open air, the individuals are bunking collectively in the identical lake home, resulting in rekindled friendships and new rivalries. In the end, the final buddy staff standing takes residence a $200,000 money prize and the coveted Buddy Video games trophy.
Duhamel, who can be an government producer on Buddy Video games, was impressed to convey his and his mates’ personal custom of buddy video games to TV.
“Being able to bring Buddy Games to CBS is truly a dream come true for me,” Duhamel mentioned in a assertion when the present was introduced. “This is something my buddies and I have wanted to share with the world for a long time as we knew there was a relatability to it with other people doing similar things to strengthen their friendships.”
Andrew Shayde is a part of Group Delight on ‘Buddy Games’
The Buddy Groups solid consists of a group of cops from Chicago, a quartet of pageant queens, and the members of a curler derby staff. There’s additionally a group of long-time mates from Oklahoma and one other from Philadelphia.
Andrew is a part of Group Delight, which additionally consists of Bekah Telew from Seattle, Summer season Lynne Seasons from Tigard, Oregon, and Steven Mosier from Portland, Oregon.
“This is summer camp for us, and my God, Josh Duhamel is the camp counselor,” Andrew mentioned within the sequence premiere, which aired Sept. 14.
Andrew’s actuality present expertise would possibly give him an edge in ‘Buddy Games’
“These are my real-life friends who I’ve been friends with for 15 years,” Andrew advised WKYT. In the event that they win, Group Delight plans to take a group trip collectively.
The present itself is “totally bonkers,” Andrew promised. “Balance, obstacle courses, jumping off things, swimming, mud, and there’s even a little electricity involved.”
Individuals should tune in to see how far Andrew and Group Delight make within the Buddy Video games competitors. However his previous expertise with actuality TV might give Andrew an edge over the opposite contestants.
“The other shows that I’ve done, kind of, prepared me for this one,” mentioned Andrew, who additionally appeared on The Superb Race Season 3. “I knew I was going to give it absolutely everything because I don’t want to have any regrets.”
Buddy Video games airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. Episodes additionally stream stay and on-demand on Paramount+.
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