Phil Keoghan says the assumption that I go shopping and sightseeing while everyones racing couldnt be further from the truth and admits hes conducting his own race with the production crew while the contestants are competing.
Says Keoghan: Were covering 50,000 miles in 28 days so there isnt much time to sit around a hotel room.
In fact, Keoghan admits hes lucky if he has any down time at all between setting up film shots, staying ahead of the racers or getting through customs.
As he puts it, We sometimes land after the racers so theres a huge domino effect if something goes wrong. Once in the Ukraine, I was held up in immigration because Im the only one with a New Zealand passport and I had to literally run to the pit stop.
Hes also lost his luggage six times in 11 seasons making it a challenge to get ready for the camera.
He explains: I tell my wardrobe person in L.A. if it doesnt fit in my bag then it doesnt go Im roughing it almost as much as the racers.
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