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No Clowning Around For Amazing Geo-Racers

They might be a pair of clowns but two American geocachers are hoping to win US$1 million in the latest season of The Amazing Race.

Husband and wife Dave and Cherie Gregg have taken a leave of absence from their jobs at Ringling Brothers circus to compete in new episodes of the hit reality TV show.

As one of 11 teams entered, they will travel to Africa, South America and Europe in their bid to claim the NZ$1.2 million prize money.

According to the Florida couple’s biography, the 44-year-olds both work as ‘Ambassadors of Laughter’ – aka professional clowns – for Ringling Bros.

“My husband and I get to bring free programmes to schools, libraries, hospitals etc. We bring a little circus to kids who might not be able to attend the big show while getting the word out on TV, radio and newspapers that Ringling Bros is coming to town,” Cherie says.

The pair from New Port Richey – believed to be the first geocachers to ever appear on The Amazing Race – also list sightseeing and playing games as their hobbies; skills that could prove handy as they endure what CBS is calling “one of the most competitive courses ever”.

“This season’s racers will … find themselves skydiving in Argentina, training with the Masai warriors in Tanzania, racing through Africa’s ‘Garden of Eden,’ putting their taste buds to the test with one of Italy’s most popular cuisines and searching for King Ludwig’s quarters in the German castle that served as the inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty.”

Also in the cast is Rachel Reilly, who won the American version of Big Brother last season, and her fiancé Brendon Villega.

However, what It’s Not About The Numbers wants to know is whether the Greggs will have time to log any geocaching finds as they race around the world.

Season 20 will premiere in the United States on February 19th.

*How many episodes of The Amazing Race do you think Dave and Cherie Gregg will last before they hear host Phil Keoghan’s standard elimination speech? Place your bets below …

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1 comment

  1. Chris

    I don’t think they’re allowed to take a GPS with them…. sucks!

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