Lance Armstrong is seen taking on Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams Guobadia during a heated debate on Monday’s episode of Stars On Mars.
The 51-year-old former professional road racing cyclist caused a storm after declaring he was leaving the show because he didn’t want to live ‘another day’ with other contestants.
In an exclusive clip from the upcoming episode, the drug cheat began to discuss his case, saying, ‘Let me make this really simple. I don’t need the drama, I busted my butt for nine days and I’m going to bust my butt on the 10th, and I’m going to automatically select myself to leave. We have four great new people…’
Porsha, 42, immediately began to question what Lance was trying to say, confirming: “Leave Mars, yes.”
Get me out of here: Lance Armstrong clashes with other contestants over his desire to leave the show on Monday’s episode of Stars On Mars
The Bravo reality star then replied, “No, I don’t like that. What are you talking about? It’s not even fair to the team for you to say, “Oh, I’m going to opt out.”
As Lance tried to claim that the remaining contestants would be “fine” due to the new additions to the team, the RHOA star continued to respond.
‘No one gives up. I’m tired of people giving up because it really makes the experience not fun,” Porsha insisted. “I thought we were having fun because I thought everyone who was here now actually wanted to be here.”
When Lance tried to explain that he was still giving his fellow contestants “choices,” the Real Housewives star replied: “We don’t want your options. We’re going to finish today and deal with tomorrow when tomorrow comes.’
Lance refused to give up, saying, “Well guess what, I’m not going to live in this facility another day with certain people.”
The clip ends with chef Cat Cora sharing her disbelief at the confrontation as she said, ‘What have I gotten myself into here? This is crazy.’
The reality series was filmed in South Australia and saw famous “astronauts” living together in a habitat located in the Coober Pedy desert in the Australian outback.
In the latest episode, Lance set off a firestorm when he shared his belief that transgender athletes should compete in their own category.
Not to have it: The drug cheater will be seen taking on Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams Guobadia during a heated debate.
Fed up: Lance refused to give up as the RHOA star continued to respond to his comments
Not cool: Porsha was less than impressed when Lance tried to explain that he was still giving his fellow contestants ‘choices’
The conversation around the topic of transgender athletes occurred when the drug cheat began telling UFC fighter Ronda Rousey, 36, that he did a podcast last month and that the podcaster wanted to ask her about transgender athletes in the sports.
“I told him, ‘Listen, one of my most key employees, they’re transitioning,'” Lance said. ‘I do not have any problem with that. I love it. Come on.’
‘I told the guy on the podcast this is really simple, do you want to transition? Let’s do it,’ Lance said. You have your own category. We are going to have a whole new division. We will celebrate you as we celebrate everyone else. Come on. What’s unfair about that?
“For me, I think we just have to worry if it sets people apart, it’s not good for their mental health,” singer Tinashe chimed in.
‘Do it?’ Lance asked.
‘Like, other people,’ Tinashe said.
Disgraced: Lance was stripped of his cycling titles in 2013 after admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs during his career.
Bravolebrity: Porsha Williams starred in RHOA from 2012 to 2021
Transgender sports: Lance previously sparked a firestorm when he said he thought transgender athletes should compete in their own category last week.
Lance asked what that meant.
“Kind of like excluding them from the same spaces and places as everyone else,” Tinashe said.
“We’re not excluding anybody,” Lance said. ‘By the way, I sound like a right-wing lunatic. I am not. I am the most liberal person. But from a sporting perspective. ..’
In a confessional, Tinashe said she didn’t think Lance should be a spokesperson on the issue.
“You’re ostracizing people who don’t fit the categories,” said actress Ariel Winter, 25.
‘You may not agree with me and I may not agree with you, but it’s okay, right?’ Lance said in a confessional.
Tune In: New Episode ‘Leaks in the Hab’ of Stars on Mars Airs Monday, July 17 on FOX
He continued: ‘And there are a lot of sensitive topics and it’s not just about trans and trans issues in sports. It could be abortion, it could be war, it could be gun violence, it could be politics, anything, global warming. But if you can’t feel safe to participate in the conversation, then we’re all lost.
“That’s not the conversation you should be having here,” Porsha told Lance. You are not at your kitchen table.
“My point of view is my point of view until proven otherwise,” Lance added in a confessional. “If this discussion gets to a place where a room of the brightest scientists and medical experts and everything else can say 100 percent without a doubt that it’s a level playing field for this issue, then we’ll be good.”
Stars On Mars will return next Monday on Fox.