Home-shopping hosts Brook Roberts, 27, and Claire Champlin, 30, may have missed out on becoming The Amazing Race's first all-female champs — but don't think they're disappointed. "We're proud we helped make history. We're so happy for [Nat and Kat] because from Day One, we talked to them and said, 'We're going to be on that podium, so let's help each other out,'" Claire tells TVGuide.com. "To be standing next to them in second place was a huge accomplishment for us." So how close were they to first? Find out below — and if Claire has eaten watermelon since her face-smashing Roadblock.
As big finishes go, Dexter's was a nail-biter, leaving us pretty breathless — though tripping over at least a few loose ends along the way. The Amazing Race on the other hand coasted to its finish line with minimal suspense — but maximum satisfaction in crowning the first all-female champs, the likable doctor duo of Nat and Kat, who stayed comfortably in first place for the entire last leg. The unflappably perky Home Shopping hosts Brook and Claire landed in second, amusing themselves and the audience all the way to the end. Everyone seemed pleased, and even the ultra-competitive last-guy-standing Thomas (who ran afoul of an L.A. cabbie who'd never heard of the Internet) took his defeat like a pro.
SPOILER ALERT: The following story reveals the winners of The Amazing Race 17.
After logging in more than 30,000 miles over 10 countries, doctors Nat and Kat, home-shopping hosts Brook and Claire, and dating couple Jill and Thomas face off for the $1 million on The Amazing Race 17.
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