‘The Amazing Race’ Season 33: Kim and Penn Holderness Talk Fighting as a Couple: ‘I Would Worry About You if You Never Fight’

Many fans watching CBS’ The Amazing Race Season 33 are rooting for Kim and Penn Holderness. The couple’s known for their hit videos that made them internet-famous, and it’s clear they continue to work well together as a team. Prior to coming on to the show, they talked about working together as a married couple, too — and they discussed fighting. Here’s what they said.

[Spoiler alert: Spoilers ahead for The Amazing Race Season 33 Episode 7.]

Who are Kim and Penn Holderness? The couple currently competes on ‘The Amazing Race’ Season 33

Kim and Penn Holderness looking at each other and holding up food on 'The Amazing Race' Season 33
‘The Amazing’ Race Season 33 couple Kim and Penn Holderness | CBS Entertainment/CBS

Prior to The Amazing Race Season 33, Kim and Penn Holderness already attained a small level of fame. Distractify reports the couple created a YouTube channel in 2011 that also featured their daughter, Lola, and their son, Penn Charles. Then, in 2013, they struck gold with their hit video, “Xmas Jammies,” where they parodied Will Smith’s “Miami.”

After their viral hit, they continued to make other parodies — and they kept finding success. Fox News, the Today show, ABC News, and the Food Network have all covered stories about the Holderness family. They also had their own special episodes of television featured on UPtv.

Aside from reality TV, one of their more recent endeavors is book writing. They published the book Everybody Fights: So Why Not Get Better At It in March 2021.

Kim and Penn Holderness talked about fighting as a couple

Kim and Penn Holderness on 'The Amazing Race' Season 33
‘The Amazing’ Race Season 33 couple Kim and Penn Holderness | CBS Entertainment/CBS

Kim and Penn Holderness do well at keeping their composure on The Amazing Race Season 33 — and it seems it’s because they’ve had plenty of practice working through fights as a couple in the past. During an interview with Marriage Kids & Money, they talked about fighting as a couple.

“If you never fight, I’m a little worried about you,” Penn said. “You are either a volcano waiting to erupt or you’re a dormant volcano … or, you’re just the most perfect people of all time.”

“Our fights aren’t the fights I grew up witnessing, which was slamming doors, insulting each other,” Kim noted. “We try not to raise our voice — I can’t promise that it never happens. We definitely do all of the magic words. Our fights don’t look like — there’s no door slamming, there’s no name-calling …. It’s a discussion. It’s a really passionate discussion.”

“I would worry about you if you never fight,” Kim added. “You’re humans. You’re going to see the world differently at some point.”

Who went home on ‘The Amazing Race’ Season 33 on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022?

Fans rooting for Kim and Penn Holderness on The Amazing Race Season 33 can breathe a sigh of relief. As for who went home on episode 7, which aired on Feb. 9, 2022, the answer is no one. Hidden Remote reports Arun and Natalia Kumar came in last place, but they were once again saved with a leg of the race that didn’t involve an elimination. That means five teams still remain.

Lulu and Lala Gonzalez, Raquel Moore and Cayla Platt, Ryan Ferguson and Dusty Harris, as well as Kim and Penn remain as well. Kim and Penn continue to dominate the later legs of the race, giving early frontrunner Ryan and Dusty a run for their money. We’ll have to wait and see if the YouTube-famous couple can continue their winning streak.

The Amazing Race Season 33 airs Wednesdays at 3 p.m. EST on CBS.

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