10:50 am EST, January 23, 2013

YouTube personality Joey Graceffa to compete in ‘The Amazing Race’

CBS this morning announced the cast of the 22nd season of The Amazing Race, and popular YouTuber Joey Graceffa is one of the contestants!

Graceffa is partnered with Meghan Camarena on the reality competition. The pair are friends and, of course, YouTubers.

Graceffa has over 370,000 subscribers on YouTube and equally impressive numbers on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. He had teased a big announcement last night:


The Amazing Race premieres Sunday, February 17 on CBS and is hosted by Phil Keoghan. This season will introduce a new twist to the game: the first Team to check in at the first pit stop will earn two “Express Passes” – one to keep for themselves and one that must be given to another Team by the end of the fourth leg of the Race.

You can watch the YouTube pair’s first interview below. The competition looks to begin atop Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California.

According to a press release, “Teams will travel more than 30,000 miles, over five continents and through nine countries as they skydive from 10,000 feet in Bora Bora, participate in a Shemozzle race in New Zealand, hunt for scorpions with the Bushmen of Botswana and scale the treacherous north face of the Eiger Mountain in Switzerland.”

We wish Joey and Meghan the best of luck in the competition!

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