‘The Amazing Race’ fans defend Jessica Graf & Cody Nickson: ‘Playing dirty is part of the game!’ [POLL RESULTS]

At the midway point of “The Amazing Race” Season 30, a pair of villains have emerged that are dividing viewers: Jessica Graf & Cody Nickson. Are these cutthroat racers, who met on “Big Brother” and soon became lovers, playing the game too dirty? Or, as host Phil Keoghan said in last week’s episode, “You know when the stakes are high, you gotta do what you gotta do”?

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Based on the results of our recent poll, the majority of “Amazing Race” fans are on the side of Jessica and Cody, with 64% voting that “Playing dirty is part of the game!” Comparatively, only 36% of poll respondents said “They disgust me and I hope they’re eliminated!” Which side of the debate do YOU agree with? Defend your voice down in the comments section.

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Jessica and Cody raised eyebrows during last week’s two-hour episode when they U-turned classical musicians Trevor Wadleigh & Chris Marchant, resulting in their elimination from the game. Moments later, Jessica lied to Indy car drivers Alexander Rossi & Conor Daly and newly engaged lifeguards Lucas Bocanegra & Brittany Austin at the telephone Roadblock challenge so that she could finish ahead of them.

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Critics will argue that there’s nothing in the “Amazing Race” rule book against lying or playing dirty. In fact, producers probably love moments like this because it creates juicy reality TV drama. But every time Team Big Brother tells another lie, they create another enemy. If Jessica and Cody keep it up, the remaining teams may start gunning against them, making it difficult for them to win the $1 million prize.

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