Most Disappointing Amazing Race Knockouts of 2022
Seasons 33 and 34 of The Amazing Race, both set to air in 2022, had a stellar cast and some knockouts hit viewers hard when fan favorites came home.
Two seasons of The Amazing Race aired in 2022, and both seasons had disappointing knockouts. Unfortunately, season 33 started before the pandemic, causing all teams to be sent home after a few races and delayed by more than a year. Not every team made it back when play resumed, but the ones that did did have a great season. Season 34 finds 12 new teams competing around the world with only knockouts, and the competition is fierce.
The Amazing Race seasons 33 and 34 had fan-favorite champions and runners-up, but not every likable team made it to the finals. Both seasons feature impressive casts that deliver moments of drama and sweetness. There are couples like current reality TV execs Caro Viehweg and Ray Gantt, and Kim and Penn Holderness, and family teams like twins Emily Bushnell and Molly Sinert. While many fans took note of the pandemic's impact on the race, as it limited some extreme challenges, the cast made up for it with their likable personalities.
Glenda & Lumumba Roberts
One of the most disappointing, though not surprising, The knockouts from The Need for Speed 34 were underdogs Glenda and Lumumba. The newlyweds struggled in several races but managed to get by and stayed positive throughout. Viewers love watching them because they are always supporting each other and making hilarious comments. Their rocky record ends with them driving their car into a ditch and having it pulled out with a tractor by locals, who are still able to laugh about it.
Lulu & Lala Gonzalez
The Twins have an interesting record on The Drive, as Natalie and Nadiya Anderson appeared in two different seasons but failed to win the title. Fans expected the same explosiveness from Lulu and Lala, but they quickly became fan favorites. They got off to a slow start in the early rounds, but it proved to be a tough match before they were eventually eliminated. Lulu and Lala clearly love the show and make a living talking about it with fellow racers on YouTube.
Abby Garrett & Will Freeman
It's always hard to see a team on The Racer get eliminated, especially because of something out of their control. Abby He and Will are childhood sweethearts and longtime fans of the show. Even though they don't get much screen time, they can barely contain their excitement for taking part in the competition. Fans were devastated when Abby and Will were eliminated due to testing positive for COVID-19, shattering their dreams.
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