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4 Things: Amazing Race’s Phil Keoghan

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As the host of a reality show that has contestants travel the world, you’d think life on the road would be glamorous. Well … we’re told, it’s not.

At least that’s what the host of “The Amazing Race,” Phil Keoghan, says.

He shares that secret and a few others in Monday morning’s “Four Things:”

1. A lot of people think I’m just hanging out at a hotel between pit stops when I’m on “The Amazing Race.” The reality is, I lose 10-12 pounds every single time, sleep on average three-four hours every night — sometimes I go days without getting to a hotel. So I literally have to wash my hair on the side of the side of the road.

2. If I had to pick a place to go back again and again and again, I would probably choose Italy. Why? I love their culture, I love the food, I love the architecture, I love the olives, I love the olive oil, I love the wine. What’s not to like? It’s Italy. Seriously. I could go back there again and again and never get bored.

3. Um, hidden talents? Yes, I can raise my eyebrow (raises eyebrow). Everytime I do that (raises eyebrow) CBS pays me a bonus. (raises eyebrow) That’s $300 right there. But it’s very, very hard to do and requires a lot of training.

4. I have absolutely no desire to be a competitor for any type of reality show on television. Forget about it, I’m happy to watch, I’m happy to run things and I’m happy to tell people what to do. I’m not going on a competition reality show. Ain’t happenin’!

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