” And we thought, “Hey, 26 seasons, let”s try this.
Let”s see what happens.” And I can assure you some interesting things happen.
I love travel, I love people, I love new experiences, like taking a five-star chef to the top of an erupting volcano and doing something different.
Or I putted a golf ball across Scotland once just because I thought it would be an interesting way to meet people and I knew that people would react to me doing something different like [he goes into a Scottish accent], “What are you doing?
I think we”ve always had transformations with relationships on “Amazing Race.” If you look at a couple from the beginning to the end there is some transformation. And at the end of it there”s an existing relationship.
You know what”s the definition of existing relationship? Certainly at the starting line it”s not an existing relationship but I can assure you that at the end of it there”s definitely some relationship going on between these two people. I got one team that I picked to go through to the end of the Race, so I had one pick. I had picked The Dentist to go through to the Final Three.
” And I'm like, “I”m putting a golf ball across Scotland! This is what happens when you take people who don”t know each other and you get them to meet at the starting line of this well-established race around the world and you set it up so there”s potential love and you beg the question: Is it possible to fall in love on a 35,000 mile race around the world? And theoretically this is — and correct me if you think there”s a more extreme blind date — but this is theoretically the most extreme blind date ever.
” I love putting myself in a really interesting situation. It”s probably the most talked about thing that we all talk about — our relationships, dates, who”s with who, you know, “My ex-girlfriend…” this, “My…” that.He discusses whether this season's challenges were tailored to the relationship twist and whether he went along on the newly added Date Night Rewards.Click through for the full Q&A with Phil Keoghan to see if you get a tingly feeling about the new season.It's way too early to know if that'll be good or bad for the season, but it's different.In our latest conversation — I like to note that Phil disagrees amiably with almost everything I ever suggest — the veteran host talks about that difference and why the show is still the same.It probably occupies more time in conversation than anything on the planet — relationships, love, sex, your ex this and your whatever, that hot girl, that hot guy, “Did you see that football player?