In the preview (watch above), “Survivor” stars Corinne Kaplan and Eliza Orlins are lamenting in a cab about having fallen behind and blame those “stupid drivers.” Guys, “Race” is part skill, part endurance and part taxi luck. Everyone knows this.
You know who definitely knows? Rachel Reilly, who declares, “I’m not a rookie at this.” After twice racing with her husband and fellow “Big Brother” alum Brendon Villegas, the two-time finalist and “Big Brother” champ is racing with her sister, another “Big Brother” alum Elissa Slater, who announces, “I was made for the ‘Race.'” This is the level of confidence we aspire to have.
Elsewhere in the clip, the “Race” starts on a pier, there are tasks involving riding elephants, singing karaoke and fishing (indoors?), and “Survivor” icon Rupert Boneham cackles like maniac. And don’t be alarmed by that shot of Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl checking in a Pit Stop — not a spoiler, it’s from their first “Race” stint on Season 28.
Season 31, which covers 25,000 miles around the world, pits five “Race” teams against three “Survivor” teams and three “Big Brother” teams for the $1 million prize (see the cast below). The season debuts Wednesday, April 17 at 8/7c after “Survivor” fittingly enough, moving up from its originally announced date of May 22.
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