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Paul Montgomery and Steve Scale are a team of Workmates on The Amazing Race Australia 2.

While early on it looked like Paul's heady opinion of himself was way overestimated, they turned it on in Istanbul with the Arabic symbol memory Roadblock and ended up winning five straight legs. In the finale, they would fall behind on the opinion matching task, and Paul choking on the Detour quiz would prevent them from catching up to Shane & Andrew, finishing 2nd.

Profile

These workmates from Victoria spend their days together and share a ruthless competitive edge, but that's where the similarities end.

"We work for a road building company, but he's the accountant and I get my hands dirty," explains Steve, who works with the company's construction contractors.

Even though the furthest they've travelled together is "down the road to get lunch", these unlikely teammates are in the race to win.

"I used to be an overweight kid," explains Paul. "I grew up being bullied, then I got into bodybuilding. So I will be testing my results in a competitive environment."

Paul says his physical transformation is his proudest achievement. "I'd like to show that the kid that got bullied can stand up for himself."

"I would describe myself as motivated, powerful and intelligent," says Paul.

"And intense and arrogant!" adds Steve with a laugh.

"Perceived arrogance," corrects Paul.

"We are here to be number one and if that involves burning another team then so be it," says Steve, the more laidback half of this partnership.

Paul adds, "I'm not preparing a departure speech because I'm going to be winning this race."

The Amazing Race Australia 2

Race History

Paul & Steve's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Australia → The Philippines Jig / Pig No Roadblock 10 of 11
2 2 The Philippines → India Pull / Poo No Roadblock 5 of 11
3 3 India Unknown Paul 5 of 10 [1][2]
Paul
4 4 India → United Arab Emirates Camel Dash / Dune Bash Unknown 6 of 9 [3][4]
5 5 United Arab Emirates → Turkey Count 'Em Up / Price 'Em Up Paul 1 of 8
6 6 Turkey Shine / Design Steve 1 of 8>
7 7 Turkey → France → Cuba No Detour Steve 1 of 7
8 8 Cuba Che Puzzle / Daiquiri Guzzle Steve 1 of 7
9 9 Cuba → Canada Used Fast Forward 1 of 6
10 10 Canada Search / Ski Paul 4 of 5
11 11 Canada → China Waiter / Wheel Paul 2 of 4
12 12 China → Australia Teach / Learn Paul 2 of 3
Average 3.25
Legend:
     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 finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     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
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team used the Salvage Pass

Notes:
1: There was an unaired Detour on Leg 3.
2: Paul & Steve broke more than 15 pots during the Route Info task and received a 15 minute penalty at the pot drop off.
3: On Leg 4, teams would vote for who would be U-Turned that leg. In a 6-1-1-1 vote, Paul & Steve were U-Turned.
4: There was an unaired Roadblock on Leg 4. It is unknown if Paul or Steve performed the Roadblock.

Trivia

Franchise Records

Australia Records

  • Most legs won on the Seven Network of The Amazing Race Australia, with 5.
  • Most consecutive legs won in a season, with 5.

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