An 'Amazing Race' for host Phil Keoghan
"The Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan is about to embark on a cross-country bicycle trip to raise funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis. Keoghan will set off from Los Angeles on March 28, average 100 miles a day, and arrive in New York on May 9 — the day before "The Amazing Race" finale airs on CBS. The 14th edition of the show started two weeks ago and even managed to hold its own in the ratings last Sunday opposite the Oscars.
"The Amazing Race" has won all six Emmy Awards handed out for best reality competition series. Surprisingly, Keoghan was not nominated last year for the inaugural category as reality show host -- "Survivor" wrangler Jeff Probst won that Emmy Award. The only upside to that snub was that it meant Keoghan avoided the embarrassment that befell the nominees, who flopped miserably as hosts of the Emmy Awards.