Meredith: Amazing Race “wasn’t a totally level playing field” because of Rob, Amber.

Meredith: Amazing Race “wasn’t a totally level playing field” because of Rob, Amber.
In their post-elimination interview with TV Guide, Meredith and Gretchen confirm what Romber haters have thought all along about their effect on the race: “it wasn’t a totally level playing field.” Meredith says, “People recognized him and Amber throughout the race and were falling over themselves to offer them a hand. You saw his character on Survivor and he was no different in this game.” She says that, specifically, Rob is “a very manipulative guy and it came out on the race. I think viewers will make their own judgment as to how he played the game.”

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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