The Amazing Race 35 eliminations: Who went home in season 35 episode 1?

“The Amazing Race Is Back!” – The Emmy Award-winning and recently nominated THE AMAZING RACE begins its milestone 35th season at the iconic Hollywood Sign, celebrating the famous landmark’s100th anniversary. Also, for the first time, a former team surprises racers as judges at the first Roadblock, where one team member must traverse a perilous tightrope stretched from one rooftop to another at the historic Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, before heading to their first location, Thailand, on the 90-minute season premiere of the CBS Original series THE AMAZING RACE, in its new time period, Wednesday, Sept. 27 (9:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the episode airs)*. Phil Keoghan is the host. Pictured: Phil Keoghan. Photo: Nicolas Axelrod/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
“The Amazing Race Is Back!” – The Emmy Award-winning and recently nominated THE AMAZING RACE begins its milestone 35th season at the iconic Hollywood Sign, celebrating the famous landmark’s100th anniversary. Also, for the first time, a former team surprises racers as judges at the first Roadblock, where one team member must traverse a perilous tightrope stretched from one rooftop to another at the historic Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, before heading to their first location, Thailand, on the 90-minute season premiere of the CBS Original series THE AMAZING RACE, in its new time period, Wednesday, Sept. 27 (9:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the episode airs)*. Phil Keoghan is the host. Pictured: Phil Keoghan. Photo: Nicolas Axelrod/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /
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The Amazing Race is back with season 35 and it is bigger than ever before. And after a shaky and different past several seasons, we couldn’t be more excited. The Amazing Race season 35 episode 1 introduces the 13 participating teams. Who was the first team to go home? Read on!

Season 35 of The Amazing Race sees the teams kick things off in Los Angeles as they head through Thailand, Vietnam, India, Germany, Slovenia, Sweden, Ireland, and finishing the big race in Washington. Who’s ready to take a trip around the world (without leaving home)?

Spoiler alert! If you missed the season 35 premiere on CBS, go stream the episode on the Paramount+ platform before reading on. 

The Amazing Race 35 remaining teams

Let’s begin with listing all the teams before diving into who has been eliminated. Here’s who we’ve got this season…

  • Married couple Jocelyn Chao and Victor Limary from New Mexico
  • Brothers Liam and Yeremi Hykel from Texas
  • BFFs Andrea Simpson and Malaina Hatcher from Philadelphia
  • Engaged couple Joe Moskowitz and Ian Todd from New York
  • Father-daughter duo Steve Cargile and Anna Leigh Wilson from Texas
  • Sisters Morgan and Lena Franklin from New York
  • Married couple Todd and Ashlie Martin from California
  • BFFs Robbin Tomich and Chelsea Day from Washington
  • Brothers Greg Frankling from New York and John Franklin from California
  • Father-son duo Rob and Corey McArthur from California
  • BFFs Joel Strasser and Garrett Smith from Idaho
  • Mother-daughter duo Elizabeth and Iliana Rivera from Florida
  • Sister and brother Alexandra and Sheridan Lichtor from Chicago

If you’re counting, that’s 13 teams! And as you can see, we have a great mix of teams. From married couples, family duos, besties, you name it! Which team do you think will win the $1 million prize?

Who went home in The Amazing Race season 35 episode 1?

They gave it their all! But, in the end, sister and brother duo Alexandra and Sheridan Lichtor from Chicago were eliminated and sent home.

From the remaining teams, who are you rooting for? This is only the beginning, so let’s allow each other to have two or three favorite teams.

An all-new episode of The Amazing Race 35 airs next Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 9:30 p.m. ET only on CBS and the next day on Paramount+. When and where will you be watching your favorite reality competition show?

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