Tyler Oakley is competing on new season pf “The Amazing Race” with his BFF Korey Kuhl
Tyler Oakley and his best friend and fellow YouTube star Korey Kuhl are one of the teams competing for $1 million on the CBS reality competition The Amazing Race.
The duo, who co-host the popular podcast Psychobabble, will attempt to be the first gay team to win since Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his husband Brent Ridge won season 21 of the show in 2012.
Oakley and Kuhl are among the many social media stars competing in the show’s upcoming 28th season.
Oakley, 26, has more than 7.7 million subscribers to his YouTube channel. His videos have had more than 500 million views since he began loading them in 2007 while a freshman at Michigan State University.
He tweeted to followers: ‘Today i leave to compete on @AmazingRace_CBS with my bestie @koreykuhl!! if you spot us in your country, say hey!’
Kuhl, 30, created his self-titled YouTube channel in July 2012 and met Oakley while the two were students at Michigan State.
He broke the news about competing on Amazing Race with this tweet: ‘Please excuse my absence while I go on The @AmazingRace_CBS with @tyleroakley! this is not a drill!! BYEEEEE!!!’
In addition to Ridge and Kilmer-Purcell, season four was won by two gay men. The then engaged pair Reichen Lehmkuhl and Chip Arndt were the champions in 2004 and later split up.