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08.10.2020

COMPETITORS TAKE ON A SERIES OF “FIVE ALARM” CHALLENGES AT A FIREFIGHTER TRAINING FACILITY, ON “TOUGH AS NAILS,” WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19

Trust Your Gear” – Competitors take on a series of “five alarm” challenges at a firefighter training facility, where they must clear a 60-foot-long section of brush, save a victim from a simulated disaster zone and extinguish a fire before rappelling down from the top of a four-story building, on TOUGH AS NAILS, Wednesday, August 19 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Phil Keoghan is the host and executive producer.

The TOUGH AS NAILS competitors are:

Name: Linnett Key

Job: Welder

Age: 34

Hometown: Lecanto, Fla.

Instagram: @LKeyFit and @LoveLinnett

Name: Danny Moody

Job: Drywaller

Age: 33

Hometown: Spokane, Wash.

Instagram: @drmoody22

Name: Melissa Burns

Job: Farmer

Age: 27

Hometown: Milford Center, Ohio

Instagram: @farm_fit_wife

Name: Lee Marshall

Job: Roofer

Age: 61

Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.

Name: Kelly “Murph” Murphy

Job: Marine Corps Veteran

Age: 47

Hometown: Paragon, Ind.

Instagram: @kwmurph72

Name: Linda Goodridge

Job: Deputy Sheriff

Age: 29

Hometown: Marion, N.Y.

Name: Luis Yuli

Job: Scaffolder

Age: 35

Hometown: The Bronx, N.Y.

Instagram: @luispyuli

Name: Michelle S. Kiddy

Job: Gate Agent

Age: 62

Hometown: Alexandria, Ky.

Name: Callie Cattell

Job: Fisherman

Age: 28

Hometown: Bend, Ore.

Instagram: @calliecattell

Name: Young An

Job: Firefighter

Age: 36

Hometown: Alexandria, Va.

Instagram: @boomer.3000

Name: Tara Davis

Job: Ironworker

Age: 30

Hometown: Elk Plain, Wash.

Instagram: @thatonebatmom

Name: Myles V. Polk

Job: Forestry Tech

Age: 28

Hometown: Tuskegee, Ala.

Instagram: @priimal

TOUGH AS NAILS is a competition series that celebrates everyday Americans who consider the calluses on their hands a badge of honor. Competitors will be tested for their strength, endurance, agility and mental toughness in challenges that take place in the real world. One by one, they will be eliminated until the TOUGH AS NAILS winner is named, but nobody will go home. Even after they “punch out” of the individual competition, they will have the opportunity to win additional prizes in the team competitions that continue throughout the season. The series will redefine what it means to be tough, proving that it comes in all shapes and sizes.

TOUGH AS NAILS is produced by Raquel Productions Inc. in association with Tough House Productions Inc. Phil Keoghan, Louise Keoghan and Anthony Carbone are executive producers.

CHEAT TWEET: Competitors take on a series of fireman training challenges: clear a 60-foot section of brush, save a victim from a simulated disaster zone and put out a fire on a building’s 4th floor on #ToughAsNails 8/19 9pm on CBS! @PhilKeoghan hosts https://bit.ly/3gNoOYd

Photos are available on https://www.viacomcbspressexpress.com/cbs-entertainment/shows/tough-as-nails/photos

Website: https://www.cbs.com/shows/tough-as-nails

Twitter: www.twitter.com/toughasnailscbs

Instagram: @toughasnails

CBS Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/CBSTweet

CBS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CBS

Phil Keoghan on Twitter: @PhilKeoghan

Phil Keoghan on Instagram: @philiminator

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Press Contacts:

Christine Park

818-655-1597

christine.park@cbs.com

Mallory Mason

818-655-1596

mallory.mason@cbs.com

Photo Contact:

Gail Schulman

212-975-0897

gail.schulman@cbs.com