The world is ready for you, so says longtime Wonderful Race host Phil Keoghan, who’s as soon as once more gearing up for an additional season of the Emmy-winning CBS collection.
The present returns for its thirty fourth installment with a complete new crop of groups – which embody former NFL coach Rex Ryan and Large Brother 23’s Derek Xiao and Claire Rehfuss – able to race to international locations like Jordan, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Iceland and extra.
“The world is opening up lots,” Phil solely tells Us Weekly about filming the most recent season. “I feel that’s a part of the problem is that each nation you go to, all of them have completely different COVID protocols. And so some are very restrictive and others are actually lenient. And so we’re having to type of abide by guidelines which have been mandated right here in the USA, it doesn’t matter what, and that does make it difficult as a result of we’re a world present and so it’s a must to alter and pivot lots.”
A method they’re shaking issues up this season is by having no non-elimination legs or U-turns. “It’s simply actually to combine issues up and to maintain issues thrilling, ?” the New Zealand native says. “You at all times wanna do one thing a bit completely different and that’s undoubtedly a kind of issues. And with a present that’s been on so long as we’ve got you, you don’t need to deviate an excessive amount of away from what works.”
He goes on to elucidate, “If you happen to take a look at profitable exhibits which have been on for many years, I feel the explanation that they’ve labored again and again – whether or not it’s a sport present or whether or not it’s 60 Minutes – is as a result of issues haven’t modified and folks know what they’re getting and the format works. And I feel that’s true of Wonderful Race. You don’t wanna reinvent one thing that works. So whereas we’ve made little adjustments like that, I feel on the finish of the day, the explanation Wonderful Race works is as a result of the unique format is admittedly good.”
As for the way the present’s modified over its 21-year run, Phil tells Us, “It was far more tough to speak and far more tough with the expertise that was accessible. Now we embrace the truth that folks acknowledge us all over the world as a result of once we are operating via an airport, someone pulls out their telephone and goes stay on Instagram and all of a sudden they’re broadcasting what we’re doing to the world on Instagram. And it’s a must to embrace that since you you may’t cover it.”
He provides, “I feel our followers on the whole, you’re at all times gonna get individuals who love being spoilers, they love being those that give away data. … However I’d say about our followers, they’re very respectful of different followers and so they don’t do this. True Wonderful Race followers don’t throw out spoilers and break it for everyone else.”
The Wonderful Race premieres on CBS Wednesday, September 21, at 10 p.m. ET.