"I had somebody else in mind to do it ‘cause I was a little nervous about doing it with Harley.
But then the whole couple thing came up and I was like, ‘OK, here's my chance to do it," Knight explains.
And there was much to be proud of during this second annual event, which follows last year’s inaugural outing in Los Angeles.
All seven acts — New Kids on the Block, Colin Hay of Men at Work, Eddie Money, UB40 (featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue), Starship, Night Ranger and Rick Astley — delivered enjoyable 25-minute sets for the (usually) enthusiastic capacity crowd.
And now all of a sudden I'm being thrown into a race and all these crazy challenges…they were shocked.
where he merely shook hands with his ex-group mates. Still, how tough would it have been to get the Funky Bunch up there too for this reunion? "This year I got a phone call and they said they were doing a couples edition and that they would love to have us on the show."But Knight thought Rodriguez, a personal trainer, might not want to join the show."Jon asked me like, ‘What do you think about partner before he knew this season would be a couples edition.So how did the rest of the band react when they learned Knight, 46, and Rodriguez, 41, would be competing in the primetime race around the world? "I'm the one who sometimes doesn't like being on stage and being the center of attention. "I was kind of shocked at myself too, for doing it.