CBS announces cast for “The Amazing Race” Season 20

CBS has announced the cast for Season 20 of its Emmy-winning competition-reality series The Amazing Race, which returns Feb. 19 at 8pm ET/PT, with Phil Keoghan again hosting. This season, the series will, for the first time, visit Paraguay, Azerbaijan and other exotic locations, with teams visiting five continents and 22 cities, and covering nearly 40,000 miles.

Challenges included on this year’s course will be skydiving in Argentina, training with Masai warriors in Tanzania, racing through Africa’s “Garden of Eden,” and searching for King Ludwig’s quarters in the German castle that served as the inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty.

Among the racers this season are a pair of border patrol agents, twin brothers, dating divorcees, married clowns (who each list their occupation as “Ambassador of Laughter”), and Rachel Reilly, who won last year’s Big Brother, and her fiance and fellow Big Brother houseguest, Brendon Villegas (both pictured right).


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