By Jodi Walker
Updated December 19, 2014 at 02:00 PM EST
Credit: Rob Vuona

There’s just one work day left before we find out out who the 25th winners of The Amazing Race will be. You can’t always count on the most deserving team to take the crown, or for taxi drama and karma to line up exactly the way you want them to. But there is one winner you can count on to pull through on every single season of the rrrrace around the world: the show’s faithful host, Phil Keoghan.

Phil has been there for it all, and though his distressed leather jackets have changed from year to year, his enthusiasm for the game remains steadfast in the face of TAR‘s Silver Jubilee season. The Pit Stop master took it upon himself to snap a few behind-the-scenes shots in the last two legs of this season’s race, giving fans a taste of the ex-Phil-arating life (yeah, I said it) of an Amazing Race host.

Check out the photos below, and tune in tonight at 8 p.m. ET to watch the Dentists, Surfers, Wrestlers, and Scientists—the first Final 4 in TAR history!—battle it out for the Season 25 title.

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Phil says: “Adam and Bethany team ‘Inspiration’… love meeting people with a No Opportunity Wasted NOW attitude … focus on what you do have and can do as opposed to what you don’t have and can’t do.”

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Phil says: “Repurposing a photo reflector into a giant Frisbee here in the Philippines.”

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Phil says:“Scripts in motion … #12Shows21Days as we head into the final leg, sleep deprivation has really taken a toll, we are all a little punch drunk.”

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Phil says: “The mat for the end of the last leg … now the start of the final leg. We have the most fascinating greeters each week, if only there were more time on the show to share their stories with you. Of course my favorite greeter is my dad, who stood with me during season 13.”

The Amazing Race season finale airs Friday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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The Amazing Race

Phil Keoghan hosts the globe-trotting adventure series.

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