Big Brother 19’s Jessica & Cody Join ‘The Amazing Race’

Jessica and Cody on Big Brother 19

CBS has confirmed the news that Big Brother 19 Houseguests Jessica Graf and Cody Nickson will be setting out across the world in the upcoming season of “The Amazing Race” and they better pack fast because the new game starts next week.

Announced through THR, and confirming the same news already shared by them last week, Jessica and Cody will be taking off on their Race starting this Sunday, October 1st. That’s just one day before Jessica’s appearance airs on The Bold & The Beautiful.

If you’re in the NYC area on Sunday then stop by to see them off at Washington Square Park at 11:30 AM ET. It’s open to the public so you can go by and see the launch of the next Amazing Race.

The showmance couple turned real world couple will be the third pairing of former Big Brother Houseguests to participate in CBS’s Amazing Race, following in the footsteps of Jeff & Jordan and Rachel & Brendon. So while it’s happened before, it’s not a common crossover between the two series. It’s also an entirely different beast of a competition so maybe they’ll perform a little better this time around.

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It's official! Jess & Cody are off on a new adventure! #TheAmazingRace

— Jessica Graf (@thejessicagraf) September 28, 2017

Jessica told THR, “In Big Brother, we weren’t ever given a fighting chance after Cody’s HOH. I can’t imagine this cast being equally a pack of scared little girls. I’m hoping we’re competing against people who appreciate good competitors.” Cody likewise wasn’t too impressed with his fellow BB19 HGs, noting how a player with a broken foot managed to win a foot race. It’ll be interesting to see how they manage against players who are actually players.

You can read much more from Jessica & Cody’s interview with THR.

The new season of TAR will start filming on Sunday, but it’ll be awhile before we see their episodes air on CBS. Do you plan on tuning in to watch how they handle their showmance on another competition or was Big Brother enough airtime of them for your tastes? And if you can’t wait any longer for more reality TV on CBS then don’t miss tonight’s Survivor 2017 premiere as we’ll be covering the new season at our fan site,!



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  1. Will definitely watch and root for them on The Amazing Race. I think they’ll do a great job. Good luck to them.

  2. Well this will be interesting, lets see how long they will actually last. I can already picture the arguments. Especially with Mr. Personality!!!

    • I think they will do great competition wise, and this will be the true test for their relationship. Not only will they have to be together again 24/7, but they have to work together in order to make it far. I do see how they will hate on everyone in the show and not make alliances.

  3. Have never watched the Amazing Race, always too busy but will watch this season and root for “Jody.” The season should start in the new year, sometime around Feb or March. Start times, apparently varies from year to year.

  4. It is not a popularity contest on the Amazing Race. It is endurance so let’s see if fake Jessica can handle it! Hope her eyelashes don’t fall off

    • dam and the hair extentions??? She gonna have to make some changes in her appearance/manner of dress…I don’t like the duo per say but I love TAR…there should be another “known” couple or 2 also racing…Looking forward to the new season..

  5. Interesting how so many others, including Paul have wanted to be on Amazing race and Jody got on it so quickly.

      • That would be classic. I think Josh would actually be a good competitor if he didn’t cry so much.

      • Too big. They may not be able to climb or do many of the competitions. Mark is all muscle and Josh all fat. They barely had energy during the comps on BB.

      • I don’t think so . Brenden and Rachel were never favorites !!! They were awful, just like jess and robot . Paul has already done a lot of other crap, he’s always doing shows and don’t think he really cares anymore.

      • Ok no. Brenden and Rachel were iconic. You may not like them but I think generally the were favs. Rachel was a beast and she is good tv.

        FLOATERS BETTER GRAB A LIFE VEST will be forever iconic.

    • I’ve never heard him say that , and it’s a couple thing so wondering why he would. Jeff and Jordan were a LOT diff then these 2 idiots, I can’t imagine them making it further then the first 5 steps.

      • I wonder why SO MANY people here (including the author) forget that Alison Irwin from S4/7 was on one season (5) with her (non-BB) boyfriend Donny. He was infamously too nice at times, letting other teams go ahead of them, costing them the race. They won the first leg, then came in last in the second.

  6. Big headed cody will think he’s the best and Jessica will fight with every lady there. Really? They couldn’t find anyone better? I love this show but I might not after this show. Why ruin a good show, besides, they only need a bed like on big brother.

  7. I knew it! I believe they are the 4th BB couple to join. Rachel & Brendan, Jeff & Jordan, Jackie & Jeff and now Jess and Cody.
    I am so glad, but did wish it was him and not her.

  8. As a TAR watcher since the beginning.. . . . I think they will be interesting to watch for a couple of reasons. Will their relationship get stronger or blow-up ? How well will they compete ? How familiar are they with TAR ? To be fair. . . they weren’t on the BB season long enough to really get a good gauge on their longevity. From what little we saw. . . both are athletic and competitive. TAR can take it’s toll on your patience with tasks and roadblocks, tho. Hey, they could be out at the first elimination if they get stuck/frustrated on a task. Will they play well with others ?

    On BB . . . .hate/anger from Paul and his minions went bad so quickly for them… . I’m not sure if we really ever got to see what Jody’s game would have evolved to. Maybe Cody really is just an angry ahat that can’t get along with anybody. Maybe Jessica really is an entitled bitch.

    Maybe given a fair shot. . . .they’ll be competitive and social with the other racers. Who knows. . . . but I think it’s unfair to paint them with such a broad brush given the circumstances and short time they were in the BB House.

    I hope they stay in the Race for awhile. . . . so maybe we’ll all get a better looksie & understanding of who they really are. TAR can bring out the best and the worst of you. I’m looking forward to watching.

    • Jess and Cody need to get along with some of the others to get far or when the time comes we will see their picture on the board to do both tasks. Matt would you consider writing updates on The Amazing Race at least for this season since Cody and Jess are participating?

    • I agree with you. I’m looking forward to watching them. I really think we’ll see a whole new side to them. I’m giving them a chance. May even end up rooting for them.

    • Yeah wasn’t much to see from them but grossness and well I don’t remember them, hoping they will be forgotten soon as well .

    • Well said. I wasn’t a Jody fan in the house… I just didn’t really like the way they acted, although I appreciated the fact that they actually wanted to compete and try to win. I do look forward to seeing them on TAR and see how things play out. It could go really well, or it could be a trainwreck. Time will tell.

      • Nice to see a respectful, insightful comment from somebody who wasn’t a fan of these two. Unlike Brooklyn’s comment below. Good to see she’s still got the blinders on

  9. Crap, TAR is my favorite show and I have no desire to see these two competing. I can only hope they lose early. Can’t believe Jessica is saying they weren’t given a fighting chance in BB She won the Halting Hex and Cody won the Battle Back yet they’re still playing the victim role. They were given plenty of chances to get back in the game but they played poorly. I hope their fellow competitors are cut throat players who show them no mercy.

    • They were targets every week and were going to stay that way as long as they were in the house. So it’s fair to suggest no fighting chance. How many times has a player or two had to win every safety competition in the house to save their game, starting from before jury?

      • Never said they weren’t targets. But they were given opportunities to get back in the game with the Battle Back and Halting Hex and instead of coming up with a new strategy they retired to their bed and refused to interact with anyone. They can blame the house all they want but they contribute to their own demise.

    • EXACTLY. They had a pile of chances, each, and they squandered each and every one of them. And they think that everyone else are the bad players! While that may be true it still doesn’t explain why they were so terrible.

      • Yes, and all those bad players outlasted them so who actually played the game better? At one point Jessica had the Halting Hex, was HOH and won the Power of Veto and instead of nominating 2 of Paul’s minions or breaking up a couple she puts up Ramses. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

  10. WOO HOO! Jess is the brains & Cody is the brawn… they’ll do fantastic! Can’t wait! This is a good fit for their skill sets… she can schmooze the locals to get help & he can carry her literally, when she gets tired. Cool!

    • I guess you closed your eyes when Cody won almost every competition he competed in, or at the very least, over half. Not to mention crushed others a couple timed.

  11. For all the Jody haters who think they are worthless competitors because all they do is lay in bed . . . they should be eliminated quickly.

    I just don’t think we really know enough about their gameplay yet to make that assumption. In their limited time in the BB House. . I do know they showed they were athletic and competitive. For those that don’t ever want to see Jody again. Geesh.. . . .don’t watch. If you like trainwrecks and think that’s what will happen with Jody. . . . you may like to watch the implosion.

    But. . . . they also may disappoint the Jody haters and do really well. I have no idea how they’ll do.. . . but I love TAR and will be curious to see how they do.

    • I, for one, will be watching. TAR will either make or break their showmance as TAR tests any relationship. Also, I am hoping Cody learned his lesson and will listen to Jessica more. And I hope that Jessica will start trusting her instincts more and not rely on Cody’s misguided judgement all the time. She could have done well on BB if she weren’t tied to Cody, but TAR is something different altogether. They both are athletic and though TAR does have a small social aspect, it’s possible to win without getting along with anyone else. It may just make for better TV if they didn’t. They just have to be able to work together more than anything.

      They have the possibility to go far and I am interested to see how far they can get.

  12. I watch TAR, but I can’t stand Jody. Fingers crossed that they’ll be eliminated quickly! I’d much rather see a pair like Josh and Mark on the TAR (which I think Julie even mentioned at one point?). They’d be more entertaining to watch!

  13. Well, as they are following Jeff/Jordan and Rachel/Brendon,
    First they had Big Brother. Then they had TAR. Guess next will be wedding and baby.
    Wait for it, right here.
    Just had a thot: if Jessica able to go on race, would/could she still be pregnant and compete?

  14. I think it will be interesting to see how they interact when the going gets rough. Hope they can keep calm and be kind to each other. I don’t usually watch Amazing Race but I’ll watch this season!

  15. I have to say that since TAR is MUCH less about social game and more about physical/mental competition, I think they could do well. Since there is *some* social aspect to the game, though, it will definitely be interesting to see if Jess can help Cody be more diplomatic in his limited social interactions with other contestants. Regardless of how far into the game they make it, though, their relationship will absolutely be tested. As others have said, TAR is difficult for ALL relationships and these two haven’t really faced much true adversity yet. This could be the make or break for Jess & Cody (yes, I’m still avoiding the use of “Jody” because I didn’t like it in BB and I still don’t like it! Haha).

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