‘Big Brother’ couple Cody Nickson, Jessica Graf join ‘Amazing Race’

Sept. 28 (UPI) — Big Brother fan favorites Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf have joined The Amazing Race.

The reality star couple will compete in Season 30 of the CBS reality competition, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Nickson and Graf will begin the race Oct. 1 in New York. The couple said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that their involvement with the show has been a whirlwind experience.

“I got a phone call on my drive home from casting asking if I wanted to do AR with Cody and I said absolutely,” Jessica recalled. “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.”

“This is something Cody is going to shine in. So this time around, he’s the boss,” she added, referencing their many disagreements on Big Brother. “But he shouldn’t get used to it.”

Nickson and Graf met and fell in love on Big Brother 19, which came to a close on CBS last week. Graf confirmed news of their new venture in an Instagram post Wednesday, saying she’s “beyond grateful” for the opportunity.

“I get to race around the world with my best friend and love of my life!” she wrote. “Can’t wait to bring home the win and celebrate with all of you! Send us some luck & love and we can’t wait to tell you all about it once we’re home!”

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