Pulse TV Flashback 12/26/2004: ‘Amazing Race’ Secrets Revealed, Murtz Jaffer Talks To Canadian Idol Runner-Up Theresa Sokyrka

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‘Amazing Race’ Secrets Revealed, New Fox Show Draws Protest, ‘Ray’ Co-Star Joins CBS

A new article features information from ‘Amazing Race’ Producer Bertram van Munster and how each season of the show is planned.

When contestants on CBS’ Emmy-winning reality competition series “The Amazing Race” sally forth on their globetrotting adventures, they retrace the steps of series co-creators Bertram van Munster and his wife and business partner, Elise Doganieri.

On Tuesday, Dec. 28, the show features expanded scenes and unaired footage from the first six episodes of the show’s current incarnation, “The Amazing Race 6.”

The show, hosted by Phil Keoghan, sends two-person teams who have some prior relationship, whether romantic, familial or friendly, on a round-the-world race. They negotiate trains, planes and automobiles — along with buses, bicycles and horse-drawn carts — as they rush to dodge elimination by not being the last team to arrive at designated “pit stops.”

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Murtzcellanious: Murtz Jaffer Talks To Canadian Idol Runner-Up Theresa Sokyrka

I think that my Canadian Idol allegiance was made pretty clear early into the last season of the show. I made no bones about the fact that I was pulling for Theresa Sokyrka and while I often wavered between her and Jacob Hoggard, it was clear that I was certainly in their camp.

When Inside Pulse was given the opportunity to interview the Saskatchewan starlet, I jumped at the chance. As you will soon find out, she is just as sweet as she was on TV and I have no doubt that is why she was so successful.

Murtz Jaffer: What time is it over there (Saskatchewan)?

Theresa Sokyrka: 3?

MJ: Yeah, you guys are always like an hour behind us (in Toronto).

TS: (*Laughs*)

MJ: Can you tell me about the post Canadian Idol lifestyle and how things have been for you since the show ended?

TS: It’s been pretty hectic. Lots of phone calls and appearances. Things like that. Lots of fun.

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