The Amazing Race’s Phil Keoghan Sets Up ‘Tough as Nails’

Phil Keoghan Tough as Nails
Phil Keoghan to host ‘Tough as Nails’ (Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS © 2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc)

The Amazing Race‘s Phil Keoghan is adding to his hosting duties with the new competition series, Tough as Nails. Phil and Louise Keoghan are producing the new series set up at CBS and greenlit for a 10 episode first season.

Tough as Nails was inspired by my proud working class family of farmers, gold miners, builders and coalminers,” said host and executive producer Phil Keoghan. “I was lucky enough to spend my school holidays working alongside my grandfather, an A-grade mechanic, World War II aero mechanic, gunsmith and inventor. I’m excited to celebrate the skills of those who sweat on factory floors instead of gym floors, and those who wear work boots instead of workout shoes.”

Keoghan has earned 10 Emmy Awards as a producer of the globe-trotting reality competition series, The Amazing Race, which he’s hosted for 31 seasons. Keoghan also serves as the host of National Geographic Explorer.

CBS has not set a season one premiere date yet for Tough as Nails. The series, which will be produced by Raquel Productions Inc and Tough House Productions, will host a nationwide casting search this November.

Details on Tough as Nails, Courtesy of CBS:

Tough as Nails is about competitors who consider the calluses on their hands a badge of honor. They will be tested for their strength, endurance, agility and mental toughness in challenges that take place in the real world. One by one, they will be eliminated until the Tough as Nails winner is named. The series will redefine what it means to be tough, proving that it comes in all shapes and sizes, and will celebrate Americans who roll up their sleeves 24/7 and don’t think twice about working long hard hours and getting their hands dirty, in order to keep their country running.”