‘Amazing Race’ castoff Shelley Porter: Why we screwed over Keith & Whitney (podcast)

Last week “The Amazing Race” castoffs Keith and Whitney told Gold Derby that Shelley and Nici “made no strategic sense” in using the U-Turn against them. When we sat down with Shelley following her “Amazing Race” exit, we asked her about that controversial decision that cost Keith and Whitney their game. (Nici was going to join us, but like a true “Amazing Race” player she got stuck on a plane.)

“Everyone seems to think that the smarter strategic choice would have been to U-Turn the dentists [Misti and Jim]. But from our point of view, there was no point or benefit to U-Turning a team if you’re not sure where they are,” Shelley explained. “You only get one. You need it to count. U-Turning the dentists at that stage was a gamble [Nici] and I couldn’t afford to make.”

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Scroll down to listen to our entire Q&A, where Shelley also comments on how she was portrayed in terms of the show’s editing. Are Shelley and Nice pleased with how they were depicted, or does Shelley believe they were portrayed inaccurately? Among the other topics Shelley discusses with us are her least favorite challenge, the best city she visited, whether being a real-life flight attendant helped her game and which team she hopes will win Season 25.

Did you see the end of the road coming for Shelley and Nici last week? Our users did, giving this battling mother/daughter team the best odds of being bounced. If you thought so too, why are you not taking part in our predictions contest? You could win a chance to chat with the ultimate winners as well as a cash prize and a place on our leaderboards. Get started with your predictions HERE or scroll down and tell us who you think will win the “Race” using our easy drag-and-drop menu.

Among our users already making their predictions, Denton aced all four of our questions, including which team would win this leg — married dentists Misti and Jim — as well as whether they would need the Save (no) and if surfers Adam and Bethany would use the Express Pass (also no). His savvy picks earned him 3,238 points and vaulted him to second place on our overall leaderboard

Check out Denton’s predictions for the upcoming episode here and our collective odds, which come from the combined predictions of users like you, here.

‘Amazing Race’ predictions: Are Shelley and Nici the most irritating players ever?

It’s time for you to take on other fans of this 10-time Emmy champ and show them how it is done by predicting who will win (and lose) each leg, whether Misti and Jim will have to use the Save, if the Express Pass will be used, and which team will be take home the million dollar prize. Get these questions right and you could find yourself on our Season 25 leaderboard next week.

You know that you have what it takes to win the cutthroat reality competition here at Gold Derby. Our grand prize winner will get a chance to chat with the winning team of “The Amazing Race.” And every week, we will be canvassing our top predictors who will share their insights. Do you have what it takes to be the best among the most fervent fans of the “Race”?

To get started, CLICK HERE or scroll down and make your first prediction using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Don’t worry, you can keep changing your predictions right up until show time. But we urge you not to wait till then. 

Why? Because your predictions will factor into our official racetrack odds that are pored over by other “Race” fans and TV execs who want to know which teams you love and hate, who you want to win and who you are desperate to see get a send-off. 

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What do you think will happen next? Can Misti and Jim keep the momentum going? Last week’s odds, which were calculated based on our users’ predictions, underestimated these powerhouse players. Did you? Start making your predictions NOW so that they count in next week’s numbers.

To enter your predictions, make sure you are logged into your Gold Derby account or register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google.

After logging in, click on the “Predictions” button found at the top-right of every page. That will bring you to a list of every event currently being predicted at Gold Derby.

We are forecasting everything from the results on reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race” and “Survivor” to the body count on “The Walking Dead” to the winners of the Oscars, Golden Globes and Grammys. 

Click on any box to bring up that event, then scroll down to start making your predictions.

For each TV show, cast your votes on several different questions relating to the upcoming episode. And remember to place your special 200-point bet wisely. 

Get started with your predictions for “The Amazing Race” by predicting which team will win Season 25 by using our easy drag-and-drop menu below our Q&A podcast with Shelley.

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