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Eric and Danielle, "The Amazing Race"
Chances are good that you don't remember which pair won the first "Amazing Race" All-Stars season, but that's because it was a bit of a cheat. In Season 9, Eric Sanchez and Danielle Turner had been entirely forgettable when paired with friends. [Eric & Jeremy, while not especially dynamic, were easily the dominant team in that season, but finished second behind BJ & Tyler. Danielle & Dani? I don't remember them at all.] But during the course of that season they began a romance that CBS thought was cute enough to justify All-Star status. Eric & Danielle weren't spectacular as a racing couple. For 12 Legs, they didn't finish first a single time. But after Dustin & Kandice had a Final Leg meltdown, Eric & Danielle reached the mat in the lead the only time it counted. Are Eric & Danielle still together? I haven't the faintest idea. But with "The Amazing Race" diving into the matchmaking business this season, this inaugural effort was quite lucrative. - Daniel Fienberg