Amazing Race’s Phil and Trading Spaces’ Alex will co-host new show.

Amazing Race’s Phil and Trading Spaces’ Alex will co-host new show.
Former Trading Spaces host Alex McLeod, who partially blamed the “grueling travel schedule” of the show for her departure, will co-host a new travel-themed reality TV show with The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan. The Best of Both Worlds will air on A&E, and will follow the two on trips to Hawaii and Hong Kong. “[O]ne will go first class, while the other travels coach, to give different perspectives on the trip,” The New York Daily News reports (last item).

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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