With 'The Amazing Race' Season 31 around the corner, teams reveal how well they know their competitors
With just hours left for the 31st season premiere of 'The Amazing Race', we have more than just host Phil Keoghan's teasing alliteration "Fast, furious and feisty" to go by. The CBS-produced show, all set to air April 17, has dropped two quirky videos, in which teams from 'Survivor' and 'Big Brother' were made to answer fun questions which revealed who knew their teammates the best. Contestants are all prepared to take home the $ 1 million grand prize, in the first-ever reality TV showdown between 11 teams of previous Racers, Houseguests and Castaways.
This is a reality showdown you definitely won't want to miss. Who do you think has the edge? #AmazingRace pic.twitter.com/SkaHGFzeNc— The Amazing Race (@AmazingRaceCBS) April 15, 2019
In an exclusive interview, TAR host Phil Keoghan said that the reality mashup is something the fanbase has been demanding for a long time now. He also said that considering the unpredictability of the Race, neither past Racers nor contestants from the other two shows would have a leg up this season.
In videos posted on social media, which came up to around 1 minute and 30 seconds each, the teams-of-two can be seen candidly answering three questions in a "test" to check how well they know one another. The 'Survivor' teams were asked "who is most likely to panic?", "who is better with directions?", and "who is your biggest competitor?". The three teams — Corinne Kaplan and Eliza Orlins, Chris Hammons and Bret Labelle, and Rupert and Laura Boneham — seemed to be quite in sync with their answers, set apart a few disagreements, especially on who is most likely to panic.
Different game, different rules. See how well these @survivorcbs teammates know each other before competing for $1 million on The #AmazingRace! pic.twitter.com/MyqeDodlm1— The Amazing Race (@AmazingRaceCBS) April 16, 2019
All three teams were confident about their team spirit when it came to the third question of who their biggest competitor is. Chris and Bret said Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhn were their biggest competitors, while Corinne and Eliza said: "Afghanimals" (Leo Temory and Jamal Zadran) at the same time. Rupert and Laura showed a blank slate to this question and declared that "there is no competition out there" for them, and that they are gonna win!
In the video featuring the Houseguests — Nicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo, Rachel Reilly and Elissa Slater, and Janelle Pierzina and Britney Haynes — questions went from "who is most likely to panic?" to "who is better with directions?" to "who will be most worried about their appearance?". The teams did okayish on the first two questions before it went to complete bickering on the third. Looks like hair is a much greater concern for the 'Big Brother' contestants than directions or panic attacks.
You ready for a reality showdown?!— The Amazing Race (@AmazingRaceCBS) April 5, 2019
All your favorites from The #AmazingRace, #Survivor, and #BigBrother will be crossing paths when they compete on The Amazing Race Season 31 on April 17: https://t.co/1GlLl8ESk0 pic.twitter.com/QuqxtDRHaU
Nicole and Victor named each other on the third question, with Nicole explaining that Victor's "hair is longer than mine", to which Victor replied, "But I don't worry about my hair!". Janelle and Britney named each other too, to which Janelle replied that Britney was as "high-maintenance" as her. Elissa and Rachel had a full-fledged argument about who cared about appearance more, with Elissa saying that she "wears yoga pants and no makeup literally every day," and Rachel immediately mouthing "LIES!".