It's hard to keep a reality-TV secret for months.
But come tonight on CTV, Amazing Race Canada host Jon Montgomery will finally reveal who won the rating juggernaut's inaugural season.
Will it be brothers Jody and Cory, sisters Vanessa and Celina, or father-and-son Tims Sr. and Jr.?
"People always want a hint or two and now that we're down to the finale, I say, 'Family members win the show,' " he says with a grin.
The Gold Medal men's skeleton winner at the 2010 Winter Olympics definitely had a good time making ARC but says now that the show is coming to a close, the transition from athlete to reality-TV host is hardly complete.
"I wouldn't say I'm comfortable, there's a lot for me to learn," says Montgomery, 34, who names Iqaluit, Nunavat, Carcross, Yukon, and St. John's, Nfld., as his three favourite stops while filming in May this year.
"But I had done a little bit of TV before (Discovery Channel's Best. Trip. Ever.) and it allowed me to have at least a better attitude coming into it than I might have otherwise had before ... In the case of TV doing something over and over and over and over again ad nauseum. It gets aggravating if you don't expect it."
Montgomery endeared himself to many -- and probably landed himself the ARC hosting job in the process -- by famously chugging a pitcher of beer handed to him by a fan as he walked through Whistler village, post-Olympic victory.
"For whatever reason it was something that maybe resonated with some Canadians," says Montgomery. "That they necessarily couldn't see themselves flying down a mountain at 146 kilometres an hour headfirst in the Olympic games and winning a gold medal -- but they can all see themselves celebrating a milestone or a goal accomplished in a typically Canadian way by drinking some frosty suds."
Montgomery will begin the qualifying portion for the World Cup team of the men's skeleton next month leading up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in 2014. He acknowledges the country's anti-gay-expression laws don't sit well with him.
"I have a strong opinion," he says. "I think it's absurd to think that in today's day and age that this is something that we're discussing. That you and I are sitting here talking about the validity of people of gay, lesbian, transgender orientation not being welcomed, or not being able to be themselves."
In the meanime, Montgomery says he's definitely up for the ARC hosting gig again.
"I don't know if I'll be given the nod. Don't know if there will be a second season but I'm waiting with bated breath. I'll need a job next spring and I would love to be able to do this again."