New Kids on the Block’s Jonathan Knight, Boyfriend Join ‘Amazing Race’ Cast

Harley Rodriguez and Jonathan Knight on The Amazing Race. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBSHarley Rodriguez and Jonathan Knight on The Amazing Race. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS

New Kids on the Block’s Jonathan Knight and his boyfriend Harley Rodriguez will be joining the cast of CBS’ The Amazing Race in February.

“So happy to finally be able to officially say Harley and I will be on the season 26 of the amazing race!” Knight .

The two met through a mutual friend in 2008.

“This is probably going to be the most time that we’ve been together continually,” Knight , adding that he travels a lot. “I don’t know if I am looking forward to that much time together with him. It’s going to be interesting.”

Knight thinks Rodriguez’s calm energy will help them in the competition.

“It certainly helps to have a calm one. I’m always, like, ‘We gotta go! We gotta go!’ but he’s always calm and has the patience to make sure we’re not just running down the street and find out two miles down the road that we are going the wrong way.”

The two have been prepping by doing miniature races at home in New York like running opposite ways to see who can get a taxi first.

“We have a good understanding of each other,” Rodriguez said. “We try to avoid conflict. If there is a situation, we’re not going to yell at each other. We’re going to help each other through it.”

The 26th season of The Amazing Race starts February 25.

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