– Meaghan and Natalie sweep the second leg in France bringing their overall total to six first place finishes –
– Next week: The Racers repatriate as they fly to Montreal where they put the pedal to the metal –
– Fans can see exclusive extras including The Extended Mat Chat with Pierre and Michel and more at CTV.ca/RaceExtras –
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TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Pierre and Michel's Race was extinguished in The City of Light, as the twins found themselves eliminated in Paris at the end of the eighth leg of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. Starting the leg in second place, the twins made a tenuous pact at the Bayeux Train Station with Alain and Audrey as fellow Quebecers to not U-Turn each other. That treaty was derailed when the twins reached the Double U-Turn board and did not hesitate to U-Turn the couple.
The twins were the second team to arrive at the Roadblock, where teams had to recreate a work by local artist Bastek using only Mentos candies. In what would become one of the most epic Roadblocks yet in Season 2, Michel was helpless as teams arrived, finished the task, and departed – including Alain and Audrey whom they had U-turned. After almost eight gruelling hours Michel was the last Racer standing when he finally completed the Roadblock.
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Complete Episode 8 Recap
From the Pit Start in the medieval town of Bayeux in Normandy, teams made their way by train to Paris. Once there they found their first clue at the iconic monument Arc de Triomphe, which sent them to the little-known Place du Canada, where they chose one of the two Detours, either dressmaking or finding and serving three dishes for patrons waiting in a café in the Marais District. Teams then went to Centre Pompidou and found the Double U-Turn board, where the twins sent Audrey and Alain back to complete the café challenge, and Sukhi and Jinder U-Turned Ryan and Rob, who also had to complete a Speed Bump after last week's non-elimination leg ending at Juno Beach. It was at the Roadblock where the playing field levelled, however, as each team struggled recreating artist Bastek's creation using Mentos candies. In the end it was Pierre and Michel who would arrive last at the Pit Stop, located on the bank of the Seine, near the breath-taking Notre Dame Cathedral.
With their sixth overall first-place win, Meaghan and Natalie earned a trip on Air Canada's new Premium rouge service to any of their European destinations, and $3,000 on their Scotiabank Gold American Express card.
Also in tonight's action-packed episode, and a first for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, dating couple Audrey and Alain were engaged on the Pit Stop mat, when Alain dropped to a knee and proposed.
Tonight's episode will encore this week on TSN2 (Thursday, Aug. 28 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, and Friday, Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT), TSN4 (Thursday, Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. PT, Friday, Aug. 29 at 12 a.m. ET), and CTV and CTV GO (Saturday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday, Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. ET/PT – and is also now available on demand at CTV GO. All-new episodes of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO.
On Wednesday, Aug. 27 viewers can also catch Pierre and Michel as they discuss their elimination from THE AMAZING RACE CANADA live on CANADA AM (Weekdays at 6 a.m. ET), 104.5 CHUM FM (Weekdays at 5:30 a.m. ET), CP24 BREAKFAST (Weekdays 5:30 a.m. ET, and Saturday and Sunday at 7 a.m. ET), THE SOCIAL (Weekdays at 1 p.m. ET) plus exclusive interviews from the Pit Stop with Pierre and Michel and Audrey and Alain talk about their amazing engagement on ETALK (Weekdays at 7 p.m. ET). To see more of the race, including the Extended Mat Chat with Pierre and Michel, sneak peeks, special moments from The Race, and more, visit CTV.ca/RaceExtras.
The Race comes home to Canada as teams fly to Montreal (Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO) where the competition kicks into high gear. A cheesy Detour causes confusion and queasiness, and teams are challenged to bare it all.
The five remaining teams competing for the biggest grand prize in Canadian television history are:
- Alain and Audrey - Engaged, Montreal
- Mickey and Pete – Best Friends, Muskoka, Ont.
- Sukhi and Jinder – Siblings, Terrace, B.C.
- Natalie and Meaghan – Teammates, Scarborough, Ont. and Calgary
- Ryan and Rob – Co-Workers, Vancouver
The four premier sponsors for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are Air Canada, Chevrolet Canada, DQ Canada, and Scotiabank.
Commissioned by CTV, Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and with the support of Profiles Television Productions.
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 13 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.
For further information: Cary Mignault, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, 416.435.9295 or [email protected]; Monique Bevan, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, 416.384.2055 or [email protected]; Jim Quan, CTV Networks, 416.384.5311 or [email protected]