'The Amazing Race Canada': Rex and Bob still shocked at elimination

Rex and Bob from The Amazing Race Canada (Handout)

Rex and Bob from The Amazing Race Canada (Handout)

Mark Daniell, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:22 PM ET

How close were Rex Harrington and Bob Hope to not being eliminated in Tuesday’s episode of The Amazing Race Canada? About two-and-a-half minutes.

The couple became the fifth team to be ousted in the globe-trotting reality competition and when host Jon Montgomery gave them the news, their jaws hit the floor.

“We were totally shocked,” Hope tells QMI Agency. “But I’m glad we didn’t go out in some teary-eyed-can’t-do challenge.”

The pair were just minutes behind Ryan Steele and Rob Goddard, but a wrong turn caused them to lose.

“When we got to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, we got out of our cab and went looking for the door,” Hope says. “We ran around the whole building looking for the door, but it was just to the right when we got out of the cab. We were just a few minutes behind Rob and Ryan. Had we gotten out of the pierogies quicker, then we’d still be in it.”

“We saw Natalie and Meghan and they are the superstars of the show and they are always in first,” Harrington adds. “We thought, ‘If they had a hockey challenge, of course they got through it, so we must be doing really well.’ Then we saw Rob and Ryan and thought, ‘We must be third.’

“It was an absolute shock.”

The whole time they were part of the race Harrington and Hope envisioned themselves in the finale, joking that they thought they would at least outlast the bumbling Sukhi and Jinder and Mickey and Pete.

“We thought, ‘They won’t get eliminated, they’ll just get lost,’ ” Hope says with a laugh.

“Our whole strategy was to be in the top three; and we were — twice. When we got to the finale we were going to have a different strategy for whoever else was in there.”

Despite not making it to the end, Rex and Bob say the experience was still a life-changer.

“It was like having a complete, paid-for adventure tour where all you have to do is show up. Everything else is looked after,” Hope says.

“There are things you do that you probably would never do unless you were forced to do them,” Harrington adds. “It’s a lot of bucket-list things.”

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