Jonathan Knight, boyfriend Harley Rodriguez compete on 'Amazing Race'

Thu. January 22, 2015 7:13 PM by

Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block and partner Harley Rodriguez will compete in the 26th season of the CBS reality show The Amazing Race.

Knight, who publicly came out gay in 2011, and Rodriguez have been together since 2008.

"Going through this whole process with him has been really surreal," Knight, 46, said in a promo for the show.

Rodriguez, 41, added: "Putting our lives out there for people to know about us – it's not usually what we do."

Season 21 of the show, which typically pits eleven teams of two in a race around the world for a $1 million prize, was won by engaged couple Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, who have since married.

Season 26, which premieres Wednesday, February 25, is made up of eleven dating couples, five of whom are meeting for the first time.

Bergen and Kurt are the only gay couple racing around the world on a blind date.

"I think a lot of people underestimate the gay guy, but you don't want to do that, 'cause I have the testosterone of a man with the wrath of a woman," Kurt said.

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