Forward of ‘The Problem’ premiere, we caught up with the present’s most infamous participant, Johnny Bananas, about why he was in a position to lay low (for as soon as) this season.

Johnny Bananas is again for his 20th season of The Problem on the present’s upcoming season, Complete Insanity. After being eradicated early on throughout his final two seasons, Johnny is able to get again to that remaining, and he’s coming into this new season with hopes that he can use these eliminations to his benefit. “[Going home early] wasn’t essentially nice for my popularity, however I actually assume it actually helped my sport,” he instructed MeSlop EXCLUSIVELY. “Once I’m there, individuals don’t should activate one another or go towards anybody else, as a result of I’m type of absorbing all of the oxygen within the room. By me going residence early, it virtually pressured different individuals who wouldn’t go towards one another….to should. It’s created new rivalries that didn’t exist earlier than, and I’ve been the beneficiary of that.”

He defined that these new rivalries allowed him to “fly underneath the radar” when he first got here on Complete Insanity. “[Everybody else is considering], like…Bananas hasn’t received shortly, he’s been eradicated twice early. We don’t want to fret about him proper now.” Johnny defined. “So It’s good coming in and understanding that everybody’s not out to get me on day one.” Nevertheless, he did additionally tease that that mentality may not be the case because the season performs on, so, in fact, he got here in with one other technique, as nicely.

“I attempted to return into this season and maintain my head down a bit of bit,” Johnny revealed. “I wasn’t going to try to begin swinging for the fences straight away. What I actually needed to do was get in with this new Large Brother contingency that got here on this seasonSwaggy C, Bayleigh [Dayton], Kaycee [Clark], and Fessy [Shafaat] have been all on Large Brother collectively. And Josh [Martinez], was on Large Brother, as nicely. I simply felt that that was a gaggle that I wanted to get in good with an infiltrate and work with as a result of they have been undoubtedly going to be a harmful group. They got here in in an already-made alliance. In order that was the route I needed to go in.”

We’ll should see the way it all works out for Johnny when The Problem: Complete Insanity premieres on Wed. April 1 at 8:00 p.m. on MTV. “I believe it’s going to be an escape from what individuals are going via and dwelling via proper now,” Johnny admitted. “Hopefully among the insanity that we needed to undergo permits individuals to flee what we’re quickly going via [with the coronavirus outbreak].”