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Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin are a team of Home Shopping Hosts on The Amazing Race 17.

Brook & Claire immediately proved their tenacity when they forged on with the race despite Claire infamously being hit in the face with a watermelon during the Roadblock in the first leg. Their flirtatious and effervescent personalities would be one of their greatest assets, charming both locals and their competitors alike into helping them at several points. Despite the occasional tiff whenever Claire could not keep up with the much more hyper, energetic Brook, their strong sense of teamwork made them one of the biggest threats in the race, eventually making it to the final three. In the final leg, however, they fell behind early on and had to play catch-up, eventually finishing behind Nat & Kat in 2nd place.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[1]

Brook

Age: 27
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Connection to your Teammate: Best Friend/Co-host
Current occupation: Home Shopping Television Host
Favorite hobbies: Snow skiing, spending time with my family, scrapbooking and traveling
Achievements: I'm proud that I'm a self-sufficient woman. I make a six figure salary in my twenties and I don't need to be supported by anyone financially.
Lifelong to do list: Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and take over for Kelly Ripa when she's ready to retire
What scares you most about traveling? Disease! I'm so scared of getting an incurable disease.
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new cultures and meeting people that live a life unlike mine
If I could switch places with someone: Kelly Ripa or Giuliana Rancic from E! News
Role model/hero: My entire family - from my grandparents to my six siblings - they all inspire me to be a better person. They keep me grounded and they're a team of role models who live humble, respectful and fulfilling lives.
What are you passionate about? I'm passionate about anything that involves traveling, gemstones and family. I've been to mines all over the world and I know the chemical makeup of just about every gemstone on the planet! I'm certified from both the Gemological Institute of America and The Diamond Council of America.
What would you do if you won the million dollars? If we win the million dollars I would send my little sister to college and buy a house in Malibu.
People would be surprised to learn: Most people find my job intriguing. I'm a jewelry home shopping host.
Favorite place you have ever visited: My favorite place in the world is Bali, Indonesia. The island is crammed with history, art, spirituality and enchanting people.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: It will be a challenge not to laugh our way out of any obstacle. Claire and I both have a wicked sense of humor and every time we face adversity we break out in fits of laughter and jokes. We are here to win and want to have a good time doing it.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other then winning one million bucks)? It would be an experience that would bond us together for life. I think everyone out there wants to develop stronger and deeper bonds with their best friend.
Pet peeve about your teammate: My pet peeve about Claire is that she is really bossy and gets easily offended when I don't listen to her advice.

Claire

Age: 30
Hometown: Reno, Nev.
Connection to your Teammate: Best Friend/Co-host
Current occupation: Home Shopping Television Host
Favorite hobbies: Snowboarding, horseback riding and traveling
Achievements: My career is my biggest achievement
Lifelong to do list: Travel, meet new people, have new experiences and continue to grow as a person—everything that the Race has to offer. Guess I can check that one off my bucket list.
What scares you most about traveling? The food is probably the scariest part of traveling.
What excites you most about traveling? All the adventures and the people you meet
If I could switch places with someone: No one. I love and cherish my life. I am truly blessed and never take that for granted.
Role model/hero: My dad is my hero - he always strives to go above and beyond what he thinks he is capable of.
What are you passionate about? Family
What would you do if you won the million dollars? If I were to win the million dollars I would invest it wisely and make another million.
People would be surprised to learn: That's a hard one. I'm pretty much an open book.
Favorite place you have ever visited: Favorite place on the planet is Costa Rica, hands down. The scenery is gorgeous and the people are so genuine and kind.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Ha! Please. Brook and I can take on anything - as long as it doesn't require a lot of running.
What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race (other then winning one million bucks)? I'm running the Race to have a great adventure and for an "amazing" experience.
Pet peeve about your teammate: Brooke always looks good. Even when she wakes up in the morning it looks like she has a full face of make-up.

The Amazing Race 17

Race History

Brook & Claire's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → United Kingdom No Detour Claire 4 of 11
2 2 United Kingdom → Ghana Tune In / Check Out Brook 1 of 10
3 3 Ghana Bicycle Parts / Language Arts Brook 6 of 9
4 4 Ghana → Sweden Sleds / Beds Claire 3 of 9
5 5 Sweden → Norway Bike / Boat Claire 5 of 8
6 6 Norway → Russia Classical Music / Classic Cinema Brook 2 of 7
7 7 Russia Circus Band / Circus Clown Brook 2 of 7
8 8 Russia → Oman Water Table / Wedding Table Claire 4 of 6
9 9 Oman → Bangladesh Balanced Meal / Balanced Bricks Brook 4 of 5
10 10 Bangladesh → Hong Kong Ding Ding / Sampan Claire 3 of 4
11 11 Hong Kong → South Korea Full Throttle / Full Bottle Brook 2 of 4 [1]
12 12 South Korea → United States No Detour Brook 2 of 3
Average 3.17
Legend:
     The team keep racing
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg or keep racing on a No-Rest Leg.
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

Notes:
1: Brook & Claire initially arrived 1st, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for taking a taxi to their Detour location when the clue instructed teams to travel either on foot or take the subway. Jill & Thomas checked in during this time, dropping Brook & Claire to 2nd.

Post Race

  • Brook & Claire were contacted to return for The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business, but declined due to Claire's pregnancy.
  • Brook & Claire have each since married, and Claire has two children with her husband.[2]
  • Brook co-hosts the sports show #SDLive on Fox Sports San Diego, as of February 2014.
  • Brook & Claire competed on a The Amazing Race Primetime special of The Price is Right that aired on May 25, 2016.[3] However, Brook, Claire, and their contestant Quentin failed to make it past Contestant's Row.[4]

Trivia

Franchise Record

  • Brook & Claire are the first team to be the second team U-Turned in a leg with a Double U-Turn.

US Records

  • First team to survive a U-Turn.
  • First U-Turned team to enter the final three.

External links

Interviews

  • Lynette Rice at EW (09/27/2010): "Claire Champlin, aka watermelon girl, talks about painful slap in the face by fruit"
  • Gina Scarpa at Reality Wanted (12/13/2010): "The Amazing Race 17: Exclusive Interview with Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin"
  • Reality TV World (12/13/2010): "Exclusive - Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin talk The Amazing Race"
  • Joyce Eng at TV Guide Online (12/14/2010): "We're Proud We Helped Make History"
  • Digital Spy (12/14/2010): "We chat about their second-place finish on The Amazing Race"
  • Teeuwynn Woodruff at RealityNewsOnline (12/16/2010): "I Was Never So Scared of Fruit in My Whole, Entire Life"
  • Rob Cesternino & Jessica Liese at RHAP (10/07/2013): "Amazing Race 23 Episode 2 Recap with Brook & Claire"

Social Media Profiles


References

The Amazing Race 17 Teams
 Andie & Jenna
Birth Mom/Daughter
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 Brook & Claire
Home Shopping Hosts
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 Chad & Stephanie
Newly Dating
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 Connor & Jonathan
Ivy League A Capella Singers
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 Gary & Mallory
Father/Daughter
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 Katie & Rachel
Beach Volleyball Partners
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 Michael & Kevin
Father/Son
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 Nat & Kat
Doctors
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 Nick & Vicki
Dating
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 Ron & Tony
Best Friends
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