Jeff and Jordan on 'The Amazing Race': 'It's a totally different game'

Apparently, it took CBS all of three days after the Big Brother 11 finale last September to approach Jordan Lloyd and Jeff Schroeder about competing in the 16th edition of The Amazing Race, which premieres Feb. 14. Despite attempts by fans to blow the lid off their latest endeavor, Lloyd and Schroeder couldn’t talk about their participation until now — and they’re not ashamed to admit they’ve watched about as much AR as they have BB. Which is to say, they almost never tuned in before agreeing to hit the race course. “We thought we were going to coast through it like BB, you know, like ‘oh we never saw this before’ and Jordan is like, ‘I never watched BB so I can do this, too,'” Schroeder tells EW. “But it’s a totally different game.”

Ya think? The couple can’t give discuss specifics, though Lloyd recalls having some concerns about the show’s physical demands. “I don’t like to work out. Everybody knows that. If I work out one day, I want to see results and so yeah I was worried,” she says. “Though I was more so worried about having to eat a bug or something. I would rather Jeff eat a bug than me.” When asked if the two ever got hurt, Schroeder would only say, “We are in perfect health right now.”

And apparently, so is their relationship. Though the couple definitely had their share of spats on the course, Schroeder insists their bond remains strong. “To throw a couple into a stressful situation like this, you are going to see different sides to both people,” says Schroeder. “We definitely didn’t stray from who we are. We got along, we got through it and we’re still together. It made us stronger, I think.” And now their goal is to eventually end up in the same state. Lloyd has since moved back to North Carolina, where she resumed her job as a receptionist at a hair salon, while Schroeder is back in Chicago, Ill. where he returned to his sales gig in advertising (the couple made a brief appearance on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful in October). “This is the longest we’ve gone without being together,” says Schroeder. “One of us has to move … I’m not saying anyone’s getting engaged though, anything like that.”

For more on Lloyd and Schroeder’s participation in Amazing Race, pick up the next issue of Entertainment Weekly – on stands Friday.

Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS

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  • cyrene

    I am looking forward to Jordan wowing us with her knowledge of geography and other cultures. Gonna be good stuff!

    • Andre

      We’re in South America, so they must be American here! :) It’s going to be a riot to watch these two on the road together.

      • catloversmatch

        They are so cute

      • Ken

        what is really funny, is Ms. Teen Soth Carolina of “U.S. Americans and the Iraq” fame is also a contestant. I am sure it was like a modern day version of the Algonquin round table when those two got together!

  • Ghost of JD Salizar

    My hour is almost come…

  • Jen

    what a sweet couple

  • Zach

    they’re so cute! you know you’ll watch =)

  • Sandy

    They are the most adorable couple ever…good luck to them! They will make TAR that much more enjoyable to watch.

  • Heather

    Love these two! Can’t wait to see them an TAR. I will definitely watch since Jeff and Jordan are on it.

  • casey

    I love these two together. They are the newest version of Burns and Allen to me. Although a different reality show, it will be the same Jeff & Jordan and I cannot wait. Regardless, of how they do, I will remain a fan. I wish them nothing but the best and hope that they do eventually move to be closer together. I certainly will be watching.

  • jennifer

    I love, love these two!!! They are a perfectly matched pair and I can’t wait to watch them on TAR

  • scrabblequeenbee

    I don’t know who else is in the race, but I hope they win. I loved them on BB. If they have both gone back to work, they must have not won. That is, unless they are just trying to throw us off, with the we went back to work ploy.

    • April C

      Good point….but if they DID win, I doubt they would get paid immediately, anyway!

      • CrawfordSF

        I read somewhere winners in these reality shows don’t get their money until after the final show has been broadcast.

  • Anna

    Love these two!!!

  • Sam

    Love Love Love them!! Can’t wait to see them on the amazing race. Hope they stay together and make the move to be living in the same place.

  • .,..

    Stunt casting. I miss the days when TAR was all unknowns.

    • Moi

      Me, too!

  • Sara

    They’re soooo funny, they’ll be the best to watch! They’re a hot pair too glad they’re still together.

  • Mary Walker

    Jeff and Jordan!!!! You can not get ANY better than these two! They are genuine people who adore each other and have each others back 100%! I have always enjoyed The Amazing Race but this will be the BEST season now that Jeff and Jordan are on! I can not wait until they prove all the naysayers wrong and do an awesome job! Regardless of where they place in the race, they will always be winners in my eyes!!! GO JefJ & Jordan!

  • JoAnne

    Jeff and Jordan are my favorite duo, can’t wait until Feb 14th.

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