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Amazing Race's Phil Keoghan on Premiere's Crazy Finish: It Was the Most Bizarre Pit Stop Ever

[SPOILER ALERT: The following story contains the results of The Amazing Race 20 season premiere. Read at your own risk.]

There was no missing passport drama on the Season 20 premiere of The Amazing Race, but the final minutes served up what Phil Keoghan calls the "most bizarre Pit Stop we've ever had."
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Race Winner's Secret Showbiz Past Revealed!


Just minutes before the country watched Uchenna and Joyce Agu dash toward the winner's mat on The Amazing Race 7, Joyce told TV Guide that her doctor had kindly offered to do a free round of in-vitro fertilization for one last try at having a baby.

"I was in tears when I heard," says the 44-year-old, who joined the show with her husband in hopes of winning enough money for the procedure. But if the IVF fails, the couple says they'll adopt, perhaps from the Soweto orphanage they visited during the race. "Those children were so lovely," she says.

The Houston sales manager also revealed that she was once an actress (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Silk Stalkings). So who did she play on TNG, which most of us agree was the best Trek series since the original?

Ensign Gates. Just like in the picture above, she spent several episodes silently seated at the Enterprise's controls, taking orders from Captain Picard read more

Amazing Race Champs Beg to Differ

That screaming you heard on Tuesday night at about 10:45 was 16 million CBS viewers wondering why Amazing Racers Uchenna Agu and Joyce Robinson Agu were begging for cash on Ft. Lauderdale's streets instead of sprinting for the finish line. The married couple had fought their way back from third place and were literally steps away from becoming the seventh team to win The Amazing Race. But before they could claim their $1 million prize, Uchenna and Joyce had to raise the money to pay off their cab fare. Fortunately, their faith in the kindness of strangers paid off and the two landed on the mat in first place to the wild cheers of their fellow racers... and the largest at-home viewing audience ever. Here, they talk about their adventures — the begging! The hair! Da plane, da plane! — and how the race ultimately renewed their relationship. TVGuide.com: What the heck were you tread more

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Year Title Description
2007 The Amazing Race TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member
2006 How Do I Look?: Joyce Robinson Agu Episode, Guest
2005 The Amazing Race 7 TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member

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