– Twin brothers Pierre and Michel use their Express Pass and win the sixth leg –
– Next week: The Race goes international again as teams cross the Atlantic to Normandy, France and come face-to-face with Canadian history –
– Fans can see exclusive extras including The Extended Mat Chat with Rex and Bob and more at CTV.ca/RaceExtras –
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TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - "The Gateway to the West" would be as far as Rex Harrington and his fiancé Bob Hope would make it in Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, as they struggled in the sixth leg, and eliminated in Winnipeg. At the top of the soon to be opened Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Rex and Bob were shocked to learn that they were at the bottom of the heap.
Rex and Bob were all thumbs at the lengthy pierogi challenge, but then Rex struggled with the rock song at the Roadblock. Unbeknownst to the pair, his numerous performances cost them precious time and put them to the back of the pack. The two were in disbelief when they hit the mat and heard the news from host Jon Montgomery. "We thought we were maybe third," said Bob. The two took it in stride however and exited gracefully. "We got to see Canada and do some amazing stuff," said Rex, "so we're really happy."
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Episode 6 Recap
From the Pit Start in the Yukon, seven teams travelled east to Winnipeg and made their way to the famous Golden Boy statue at the Legislature Building. From there the teams went to the Royal Canadian Mint and matched coins with their corresponding country flags. At the Detour, teams chose from either the hockey challenge at the home of the Winnipeg Jets, the MTS Centre, or making pierogies at a local church. Once complete racers made their way to Whiskey Dix bar to learn and perform a rock and roll song at the Roadblock, then the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and finally, the Pit Stop.
Pierre and Michel won the leg, earning a trip to Los Cabos, Mexico, from Air Canada Vacations, and $3,000 on their Scotiabank Gold American Express card.
Tonight's episode will encore this week on TSN (Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. PT, Thursday, Aug. 14 at 12 a.m. ET, and Friday, Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. ET/ 12 p.m. PT), TSN2 (Thursday, Aug.14 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT), and CTV and CTV GO (Saturday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday, Aug. 17 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. 13 viewers can also catch Rex and Bob 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 Rex and Bob and Natalie and Meaghan on ETALK (Weekdays at 7 p.m. ET). To see more of the race, including the Extended Mat Chat with Rex and Bob, sneak peeks, special moments from The Race and more visit CTV.ca/RaceExtras.
Racers cross the Atlantic to Normandy, France, where the Detour leaves teams horsing around (Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO). A relentless Roadblock dilutes some teams' chances of winning, but when teams come face-to-face with Canadian history, racers pause to remember the fallen.
The six remaining teams competing for the biggest grand prize in Canadian television history are:
- Pierre and Michel – Twin Brothers, Montreal
- Alain and Audrey - Dating, 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.
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