Survivors shun Rob and Amber, who are planning wedding, want on Amazing Race.

Survivors shun Rob and Amber, who are planning wedding, want on Amazing Race.
Clearly, the reality TV couple thing has gone to Rob and Amber’s heads. First, placing first and second on Survivor All-Stars “brought out a lot of jealousy and bitterness from people,” Rob tells TV Guide, as no cast member except Colby and Rupert will talk to them. Aw. He also says, possibly in jest, that “We’re going to be talk-show hosts,” subbing for Regis and Kelly. Joking aside, they’re still seriously negotiating with networks about airing their wedding on TV; Amber says, without a hint of self-awareness, that the major goal is to “make us happy, because it is our wedding. For them, it is a TV show, but for us, it is our wedding.” Amber also says they are “looking in Florida” for a place to settle, which maybe explains all these hurricanes. Finally, the couple wants to overexpose themselves even more via another CBS reality TV series. And alas, they don’t want to be on Big Brother, but want to tarnish the reputation of the network’s Emmy-winning series. Rob says, “We watch The Amazing Race religiously. We really want that to be our next undertaking. We think we’d be a great team.” Amber says, “We’d win it, too. If we got on there, we’d win it.” And Rob adds, “We dominated Survivor–there is no way we would not dominate that, too. I can see it already, us making deals with people. That’s the best part, and with the Race, it would be even more fun because I’ve got a lot of tricks up my sleeve.” Oh, shut up.

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