WATCH Magazine: October 2022: 60 Minutes

READY, SET, RACE! Meet the dynamic duos vying for the million-dollar prize. One advantage these teams seemed to have picked up during quarantine’s TikTok craze: “There are a lot of people who really know how to dance this season!” Keoghan says. “It’s just interesting that so many of our Amazing Race duos have got amazing skills— they’re ready for any dance challenge that we have, and we do have them!” Keoghan promises a “really dynamic, diverse group that come with their own set of stories and a lot of energy—and a lot of love!”

marvels. “I think the pandemic made people more excited about travel because we’ve all felt trapped and restricted, and there’s been a pining to get out into the world once again. We had to wait until it was safe, but we’re so excited to be back and celebrate this milestone.” Last season looked a lot differ- ent from seasons past due to the pandemic. What can you tell us about TAR34 ? Will chartered planes and self-driving be mak- ing a comeback? Yes, we’re still dealing with COVID-19

THE AMAZING RACE Season 34 premieres Sept. 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and streams on Paramount+

backdrops for so many movies over the years. It was definitely a highlight of the trip.

As a seasoned host of both The Amazing Race and Tough as Nails , any advice for the new co-hosts of The Real Love Boat , Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell? Well, first of all, I’m a HUGE Jerry fan. I was lucky enough to take The Talk cast out camping, and Jerry and I got on extremely well. He’s just really fun and silly. I have not met Rebecca. I know of her, but I imagine she’s got to be a fun person to be married to Jerry, and I’m sure they share a lot of laughs, so they’ll be bringing that into it. I don’t think they need any advice from me. I think they’ve got this, and I was excited to hear they were taking the helm of this show. And I can already hear the theme song! I’m excited to see what they do. What travel essentials should you bring with you to every Race? Well, first and foremost, a passport is No. 1. That’s your ticket to the party. Apart from the clothes on your back, a passport is essential. After that, some key things I would recommend: Always have a book with you because you never know when you’ll have to wait around. I love having a camera because it’s always great to capture things. I love having a Moleskine or some sort of diary to keep notes and jot memories along the way. Did I say sunscreen? And then make sure you bring your sense of humor. Go out into the world with an open mind and be respectful to those people you meet in faraway places—and have fun! It’s not excess luggage to bring your sense of humor. It doesn’t cost you a cent.

Glenda and Patrice Lumumba Roberts Newlyweds

Aubrey Ares / David Hernandez Dating Ballroom Dancers

internationally, much as we were at the end of Season 33. We’ll still have a charter and adhere to COVID protocols and face the same challenges of keeping everyone safe in Season 34 the way we did in Season 33. After 34 seasons, it’s more a question of where hasn’t Phil Keoghan been? Any pit- stop “firsts” this season? As much as the Race has traveled, we still have a lot of places we want to get to, and this season we did get some “firsts.” I think the country I was most excited about— one that I haven’t been to in more than 20 years—was Jordan. We got to go to an incredible ancient city known as Petra … just a mind-blowing place. Ironically, as remote as Jordan is,

Abby Garrett / Will Freeman Childhood Sweethearts

Aastha Lal / Nina Duong Engaged

Rex Ryan / Tim Mann Golf Buddies

Luis Colon / Michelle Burgos Married

the landscapes are so recognizable because they’ve been the

Marcus and Michael Craig Military Brothers

Rich Kuo / Dom Jones Dating

Linton and Sharik Atkinson Father and Daughter

Emily Bushnell / Molly Sinert Long-Lost Twins

Derek Xiao / Claire Rehfuss Former Big Brother Houseguests, Dating

Quinton Peron / Mattie Lynch Former Rams Cheerleaders

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