The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan turned explorer

Phil Keoghan gets in the thick of action with National Geographic's Explorer, climbing into a volcano and entering a bear den

TV personality Phil Keoghan hosts National Geographic's Explorer, a documentary series spotlighting everything from the natural world to social issues.
TV personality Phil Keoghan hosts National Geographic's Explorer, a documentary series spotlighting everything from the natural world to social issues.PHOTO: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

For more than 350 episodes of television since 2001, the host of ongoing United States reality competition show The Amazing Race, Phil Keoghan, has stood on the sidelines, barely breaking a sweat as he sees contestants go on adventure-filled global scavenger hunts.

One imagines this might be a bit frustrating for the 51-year-old, an intrepid traveller and thrill-seeker himself.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 13, 2019, with the headline 'The Amazing Race host turned explorer'. Subscribe