Season 33 of the truth competitors show, “The Amazing Race,” premieres on January 5, 2022.
Season 32 concluded on December 16, 2020, so it has been over a yr for the reason that show has aired on CBS. Production for season 33 started in 2020 however was halted resulting from COVID-19. Filming ultimately resumed in 2021. “The Amazing Race” government producer Elise Doganeri advised Variety that they needed to assume exterior the field to renew manufacturing of such a world show safely throughout an ongoing pandemic. They launched a 757 jet to convey contestants from one location to the following in order that they did not must navigate crowded airports.
“It really opened up a complete new world for us of how to do that in a really completely different manner, however nonetheless have the identical really feel and power,” Doganieri advised the outlet. “It created an in depth race each single time that aircraft landed within the subsequent metropolis…I feel you are going actually like the best way the show performs out with this aircraft.”
Let’s meet “The Amazing Race” season 33 groups.
‘The Amazing Race’ Season 33 Cast
From Martinsville, New Jersey, married couple Akbar Cook Sr. (45) and Sheridan Cook (44) are each educators. They have been married for 17 years.
In a promotional video, Sheridan (Sheri) says that she and Akbar met once they had been each division one basketball gamers in school. They have three kids collectively. As the principal of Newark West Side High School, Akbar began the “Lights On Program,” preserving the college open from 6 pm to 11 pm to lower crime in the neighborhood. “Since we did that, we have not misplaced any extra youngsters to gun violence,” Akbar mentioned.
Anthony Sadler (29) and Spencer Stone (29) from Sacramento, California have been buddies since childhood. They are each public audio system. In a promotional video for the show, Anthony and Spencer recounted the time they helped cease a terrorist assault whereas on a visit collectively.
In 2015, the buddies had been on a practice touring from Amsterdam to Paris when a terrorist with ties to ISIS got here onboard. According to the BBC, the terrorist tried to open fireplace on the practice with a Kalashnikov rifle. Spencer ran on the gunman and managed to restrain him with the help of two different passengers.
Father-daughter duo Arun Kumar (56) and Natalia Kumar (28) have been watching “The Amazing Race” for twenty years and are self-proclaimed superfans. In a promo video, Natalia revealed that she was getting married in June. The video was filmed in 2020, so Natalia has since gotten married. She postponed the marriage to May 2021, most probably resulting from COVID-19.
“Sorry to my fiance, gotta go journey the world with my dad,” Natalia jokes within the promo video.
Ray Gantt (25) and Caro Viehweg (23) are a pair, however they did not meet at a bar or on a relationship app. They discovered one another once they had been each contestants on one other CBS actuality show — “Love Island.”
Competing on the show supplied a superb alternative to be collectively for Los Angeles-based Caro and New Jersey-based Ray. In a promotional video, Caro revealed that Ray promised he would transfer to L.A. in the event that they win “The Amazing Race.”
Sam (39) and Connie Greiner (37) are a married couple from Charlotte, North Carolina. The Greiners have three organic kids and one other that got here into their lives unexpectedly.
Sam is a instructor and a highschool soccer coach. “One of his youngsters, he is like, ‘I’m gonna convey him dwelling for dinner one night time’ and he is by no means left ever since,'” Connie defined in a promotional video.
Penn Holderness (47) and Kim Holderness (45) are web personalities from Raleigh, North Carolina. The married couple was once information anchors however grew bored with the exhausting schedule and determined to grow to be video creators full-time. Their household YouTube channel has 699,000 subscribers. They even have a household podcast.
In a promo video, Kim revealed that it was their daughter, Lola, who actually satisfied them to go on “The Amazing Race.”
37-year-old twins Marissa (Lala) and Marianela (Lulu) Gonzalez are each radio personalities for iHeart Radio.
In a promotional video, they described themselves as “very aggressive” and said that their skill to talk Spanish might give them a bonus within the competitors.
Armonde “Moe” Badger (42) and Michael Norwood (36) are singing cops from Buffalo, New York. Yes, you learn that proper. The buddies went viral when movies of them singing in uniform gained consideration. Moe and Michael even appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
In a promo video, Armonde revealed that he misplaced 50 kilos in preparation for the show.
Raquel Moore (31) of Chicago and Cayla Platt (30) of Gulf Breeze, Florida met throughout flight attendant coaching.
In a promo video, Raquel and Cayla mentioned they plan to make use of the truth that different contestants would possibly underestimate them to their benefit.
Dusty Harris (38) and Ryan Ferguson (37) are greatest buddies from Columbia, Missouri. Dusty is a gross sales supervisor and Ryan is a pilot coach. When Ryan was 19-years-old, he was wrongfully convicted for the homicide of newspaper sports activities editor Kent Heitholt and spent ten years in jail.
In 2017, Ryan was awarded $10 million in psychological damages for the ten years he spent behind bars for against the law he didn’t commit.
Married couple Taylor Green-Jones (38) and Isaiah Green-Jones (31) met on Facebook in 2012. Taylor is an information analyst and Isaiah is a therapist. When they bought married in 2019, their choreographed marriage ceremony dance went viral.
“The Amazing Race” premieres Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 8 p.m. Eastern time on CBS.