“The Amazing Race” is back! This Wednesday, January 3 on CBS, the 10-time Emmy winner for Best Reality-Competition Program returns for its landmark 30th season. “Big Brother” lovebirds Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf are front and center in the preview trailer (watch above), which comes as no surprise considering they’re the most recognizable figures this season. The preview trailer also singles out Indy car drivers Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly, Instagram models Dessie Mitcheson and Kayla Fitzgerald, and yoga instructors Sarah Williams and April Gould. Click through our photo gallery below for a closer look at the 11 new “The Amazing Race” teams.
The Season 30 premiere, titled “You’re a Champion, Prove It,” begins with the teams kicking off their journey from Washington Square Park in New York City. They immediately travel to Reykjavík, Iceland where, according to exclusive Gold Derby predictions, no one will be eliminated. Our odds-makers give the “no one” option leading 21/20 odds to occur in the one-hour debut. If a team does get sent packing, Sarah and April are in second place with 11/2 odds.
As for who might win, our early predictions favor lifeguards Lucas Bocanegra and Brittany Austin. They top our winner’s chart at 12/5 odds, just ahead of Cody and Jessica with odds of 13/5. After a dramatic summer in the “Big Brother” house in which they were eliminated in 12th and 11th place, Cody and Jessica are hoping that their second reality TV show will bring them the victory. Cody did win money on “Big Brother,” though, as America named him their favorite houseguest which came with a $25,000 price tag.
Be sure to make your predictions so that the contestants can see how they’re faring in our racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next episode airs every Wednesday on CBS. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and eternal bragging rights. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.