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CBS's The Amazing Race will feature gay team known as TV's Beekman Boys

Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcel among teams competing for $1 million

CBS has just announced the line-up for the upcoming season of The Amazing Race and among the teams are Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcel who are better known as TV’s The Fabulous Beekman Boys.

Kilmer-Purcel is a best-selling author and advertising executive and Ridge is a physician and former vice president at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

Their reality show, which aired on Planet Green for two seasons and will return for a third on the Cooking Channel, follows the couple after leaving Manhattan behind for the country life at the Beekman 1802 farm in upstate New York.

The Amazing Race, beginning its 21st season, teams of two people, who have some form of a preexisting personal relationship, racing around the world in competition with other teams. Teams are progressively eliminated until three are left. At that point, the team that arrives first in the final leg is awarded the grand prize of $1 million.

Ridge and Kilmer-Purcell will not be the only gay contestants on the show this season. Also competing will be gay Chippendales dancer Jaymes Vaughan who is teamed with fellow dancer James Davis. They both perform in the Chippendales review in Las Vegas.

The new season of The Amazing Race begins airing on Sunday nights on September 30.

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