The Amazing Race All Stars Kicks Off With A Casualty Before The Starting Line
The Amazing Race All Stars season kicked off in Los Angeles but there was a casualty before the race started. With Boffa from Kentucy having a pancreas attack the day before the race started. He had to medically withdraw and fellow Kentucky racer Mallory was brought in. They will be at a disadvantage due to not knowing each other but still it is better to have a crack at the $1million then not.
The full cast list is here, but some of my favourites are back the Afghanimals, the Sri Lankan twins and Margie who is just amazing.
The teams had to do a puzzle to decide who would get on the first plane. The Afghanimals were as were the Sri Lankan girls and once they landed in Guangzhou, China they decided to work together. But Nadiya and Natalie soon realised the boys were a hotter mess then they were. They had to got bridal market and track down one of three bridal wear shops to receive their next clue. Not sure why it took the girls so long to find it why were they not asking people where it was?
Jet and Cord the silent but deadly cowboys just got on with it and grabbed a clue and set off to the observation ride which was on top of a tower. There were clues in only half of the carriages and once in you had to do the full rotation which was approximately half an hour. It did not take long for some of the teams to work out the clue was in the even numbered carriages.
Then it was time for the roadblock, which was doing five somersaults on a highwire. It looked great but basically the order they hit the roadblock was the order they left. These challenges always annoy me slightly as it does not give the team behind an opportunity to catch up. The cowboys were first to the pitstop and got the two express passes. One for them and one to give to another team.
For Nadiya and Natalie once their day started falling apart they could not make a decision and were hesistant about which carriage to get into. And of course they started fighting with each other. They were last to the pitstop and were eliminated, which was a pity as these two are such big characters and competitive racers.
An elimination interview with the girls can be read here.