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Professional reality TV contestants Rob & Amber Mariano talk about last night’s dramatic ending to The Amazing Race: All Stars.
We don’t see a recap yet, so we’ll save any EPISODE SPOILERS for… after the jump…Yes, the Romber monster was eliminated in last night’s episode. While their leave-taking will make the competition more interesting–and in Rob’s case, a lot less annoying–it was still a shock to see the reality pros screw up so powerfully in Argentina and Chile after winning three legs in a row. Of course, the downward slide began in earnest when dummy Rob couldn’t spell the word “Philippines” (he added an extra “L” and left out a “P”) even though it was literally spelled out for him.
“He wrote out Philippines but that doesn’t mean it’s his fault,” Amber told Harry Smith on the CBS Early Show. “That challenge was all him. I can’t blame him. He was definitely in charge for that one.”
And since no one watches The Early Show, we’ll share some more of the interview with you.
Said Rob: “I messed up. We had just a bunch of things that snowballed in that leg that led to our downfall. You know, that’s the way the race is. One little thing can set you up.
“We felt good, we really did. I wouldn’t say overconfident. We’ve been doing this a while, we know how to play it up a little bit. So there was a little of that going on, I think.”
Added Amber: “You can’t help to be optimistic. You can’t help to be really excited about every single leg. When you finish first, you’re going to be excited. You’re going to feel very highly of yourself.”
Most ironically, Rob and Amber lost the final spot in a dash against Mirna and her little-person cousin Charla, after stealing their taxicab and giving bum directions to a clue-box.
Amber: “If they don’t know what’s coming, it’s their own fault. There isn’t anywhere in the rules that says you can’t lie. They’re silly to listen to us. Haven’t they watched any show we’ve been on before? You don’t trust Amber and Rob.”
The couple said they’re living in Florida and that that “a family is in the near future.” We suppose we’ll all get to watch the birth on TV, too.
See video of the Romber interview here.