[SPOILER ALERT: The following story reveals the winners of The Amazing Race 23. Read at your own risk.]
After clocking in more than 35,000 miles in nine countries, ER doctors Travis and Nicole, exes Tim and Marie, dating couple Jason and Amy, and cousins/Afghanimals Leo and Jamal face off in the final two legs for the $1 million on The Amazing Race 23.
Phil Keoghan promised "off-the-hook competitiveness" this season on The Amazing Race, and the finale will deliver even more so. "I do think we have four very strong and determined teams left," he tells TVGuide.com. "This will be a very exciting final leg!" On Sunday's two-hour finale (8/7c, CBS), the final four teams — ER doctors Travis and Nicole, exes Tim and Marie, dating couple Jason and Amy, and cousins/Afghanimals Leo and Jamal — race through ...
There's no crying in baseball — or on The Amazing Race mat. Baseball wives Nicky and Kim kept their tears in check after their elimination on Sunday's episode because "we knew it was coming." "Phil [Keoghan] was like, 'Why aren't you crying?' And we were like, 'Well, we've had some time to digest that we're out!" Kim tells TVGuide.com. "We had a Speed Bump and got U-Turned. Once we got U-Turned, we knew it was over." But are they upset that Tim and Marie U-Turned them? Find out below.
Chester and Ephraim went from first place to a more dubious Amazing Race first on Sunday's episode: After a booking mistake by a ticket agent and a string of flight delays set them back nearly 24 hours, the former Houston Texans teammates became the first team to get eliminated in an airport before even having a chance to do the tasks. "It's not the thing we want to be first in!" Chester tells TVGuide.com. "We weren't looking for that trademark. It's never over 'til it's over, but we knew we were in a hole." Find out why the two, who can currently be seen on Texans Insider and Fox Sports Live, respectively, decided to roll the dice with a double connection and why they could've arrived even later in Portugal.
Phil Keoghan promises that he isn't overselling when he describes Season 23 of The Amazing Race as the most competitive yet. "I know people probably think I say this every season, but it's true," he tells TVGuide.com. "This group is just out-of-their-minds competitive. They might be hard to top. It's so much fun, especially when we get back and we know we have good material in the can."
Meet the cast! See photos of Amazing Race's new teams
The new season (premiering Sunday at 8/7c on CBS) includes former Houston Texans players Chester Pitts II and Ephraim Salaam, married ER doctors, baseball wives, Queens of Bingo theater performers and members of the L.A. Kings Ice Crew. Their first stop: Iquique, Chile, where the Double Express Pass is once again up for grabs for the first-place team. The second Express Pass must be given to another team by the end of the fifth leg.
Get the scoop from Keoghan on what else you can expect this season.