They’re the first couple announced to appear on the upcoming season of The Amazing Race. Season 30 begins the race with a kick-off event in New York City on October 1 at 11:30 a.m.
This casting news isn’t completely shocking. Graf and Nickson were huge fan favorites from BB Season 19 with Cody winning $25,000 as a result of being selected “America’s Favorite Houseguest” by viewers. What’s surprising is that they were picked by TAR casting while Cody was still in the jury sequester house and before winning “America’s Favorite Houseguest.” Jessica explains to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I got a phone call on my drive home from casting asking if I wanted to do AR with Cody and I said absolutely. He responded with, “Great! I’ll have someone at your house in an hour to pick up your passport. You leave in 14 days.” I was floored. I figured it wouldn’t be for at least a couple of months. It all just happened so fast that I had to force myself to stop and take a second to process the information! Cody was still in jury sequester and we didn’t even get anytime to really talk about it. We’re just diving right into another project and it’s extremely exciting!”
Personally, I love this. There’s probably a few who aren’t though. Most notably, Jody’s haters inside and outside the Big Brother house. Poor Paul Abrahamian. Jody’s nemesis lost the past two seasons of Big Brother by only one vote and wasn’t asked on TAR. For more about Jody’s casting, head over to The Hollywood Reporter.