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Jillian MacLaughlin and Emmett Blois are a team of Exes on The Amazing Race Canada 4.

Immediate comparisons to Brendon & Rachel were made as they were not only portrayed as the bickering couple of the season but initially as one of the villains on the race. Like Steph & Kristen, they were also one of the strongest teams on the race as both teams were tied for wins heading into the finale. Despite the initial negative portrayal, the editors sought to show Jillian in a more positive light during the later legs, and this caused both her and Emmett to be viewed more positively as their fighting lessened, although there were random meltdowns by Jillian during these later legs. It was during one of these meltdowns from Jillian during the finale that cost them the race, as Jillian struggled with the St. Viateur Bagel Roadblock. And despite the best performance during the subsequent Final Exam Finale, they were not able to catch up, finishing second.


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Age: 30
Occupation: Teacher
Current City: New Glasgow, N.S.
Hometown: New Glasgow, N.S.
Strengths: Adaptable, hard worker, and a quick learner
Fears/Phobia: Heights
Favourite Travel Destination: "Anywhere warm."
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "He is so stubborn!"
What's the next big thing in your life you'd like to accomplish? - Getting my yoga teacher training certification and eventually opening my own studio.
What's one thing you wish you could bring on the Race? - My niece, Piper! She's the only thing I wanted to pack in my backpack. Joking obviously but I will miss her the most.
Why did you choose this as your racing outfit? - We just chose clothing that was comfortable and practical. But if we're being honest, BRIGHT as well! I have lots and lots of colour in my backpack!


Age: 28
Occupation: Dairy Farmer
Current City: Gore, N.S.
Hometown: Gore, N.S.
Strengths: Strong, problem solver, and driven
Fears/Phobia: Heights
Favourite Travel Destination: New Zealand
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "She tells me when it's bedtime."
What's in your backpack? - Tank tops and the other half of Jill's clothes and makeup.
What's the next big thing in your life you'd like to accomplish? - Open my own gym.
How did you train for the Race? - I have always been an active gym-goer but with the Race coming up I started focusing more on running and less on weights.


Jillian and Emmett are reality TV veterans who live for competition. Having met three years ago in the "Big Brother Canada " house – Jillian is the Season 1 winner – this lively duo dated, but recently parted ways. With romance behind them, their relationship is stronger and allows them to be more direct with each other about their emotions. This newfound clarity will help them compete on Season 4 of "The Amazing Race Canada."

Jillian knows how to play off Emmett's strengths, while he knows how competitive and brave she is. Most importantly, they both know they'll never give up. "We both wanted to apply with other partners, but we knew deep down we could only compete with each other," says Emmett.

The pair is ready to hit the ground running and admit there is a slight chance they could reignite their romance. On the race, their relationship will be tested, but either way, they believe their bond is strong enough to pull off the win. Jillian's prize money would go toward building a home, while Emmett would invest in his businesses.

Fun Facts[]

Motto: "Always race like you're in last place!"
If you and your teammate were a pop duo, what would your name be? Jemmett
Walk on song: "Can't Stop" – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Past team they most associate with: "We don't think there's been a guy and girl duo like us so far!"
If you could be an animal what would you be?

  • Jillian: Tiger
  • Emmett: Eagle

The Amazing Race Canada 4[]

Race History[]

Jillian & Emmett's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Northwest Territories → Alberta No Detour Emmett 1 of 10 [1]
2 2 Alberta Sim / Swim Emmett 1 of 9
3 3 Alberta → Vietnam Vibrate / Hydrate Jillian 4 of 9 [2]
4 4 Vietnam Flip Flop / V-Pop Emmett 7 of 8
5 5 Vietnam → British Columbia No Detour Jillian 2 of 7 [1]
6 6 British Columbia → Ontario Dry Dock / Art Rock Jillian 2 of 6
7 7 Ontario On the Field / Offshore Emmett 4 of 6
9 8 Ontario → Cuba Sugar / Shake Emmett 1 of 5
10 9 Cuba → Nova Scotia Feel the Rhythm / Feel the Burn No Roadblock 1 of 5
11 10 Nova Scotia → New Brunswick 1867 / 1879 Jillian 3 of 4
12 11 New Brunswick → Quebec No Detour Emmett 2 of 3 [1]
Average 2.55
     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
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
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
The team that lost the Double Battle

1: This leg had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to do perform the second one.
2: Jillian & Emmett initially arrived in 3rd, but received a 30-minute penalty for taking a water taxi to the Detour decision point when the clue stated they must take the ferry. They dropped to 4th place.

Post Race[]

  • Jillian returned to Big Brother Canada's sixth season along with the other winners to speak to the finalists. She later returned to give advice to the second HOH winner in the tenth season.
  • On September 19, 2019, Jillian gave birth to her son, Lauchlin McShane.[2] Her second son, Thomas Jack, was born on September 16, 2021.[3]


Franchise Records[]

  • Tied with Tim & Marie for the highest finish for a team of Exes, at 2nd Place.

Canada Records[]

  • Jillian & Emmett are the first contestants to compete on The Amazing Race Canada to have previously competed on another reality show, having competed on the first season of Big Brother Canada.
  • First Co-ed team to cross the Finish Line and complete the race.
  • First Co-ed team to finish the race in 2nd Place.

External links[]


  • Tony Wong at The Star (06/26/2016): "The Amazing Race Canada's Jillian and Emmett enter an alternate reality"

Social Media Profiles[]


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