Amazing Race Host Phil Keoghan: A Famous Actor Hit On My 16-Year-Old Daughter At The Emmys

'Amazing Race' host Phil Keoghan chats with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live on October 11, 2012 'Amazing Race' host Phil Keoghan chats with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live on October 11, 2012

Phil Keoghan had his hands full at the Emmys this year.

The “Amazing Race” host, whose show nabbed the Emmy for Best Reality Competition, brought teenage daughter Elle to the ceremony and she was a big hit with the crowd — perhaps too big a hit for her father’s taste!

“She’s 16 years old, in high heels she’s six feet, she was getting hit on by every man,” Phil told Kit Hoover and Billy Bush on Thursday’s Access Hollywood Live. “I mean, so many people [were hitting on her], and somebody famous too, by the way.”

While Phil refused to divulge the name of the actor who tried to chat up his daughter, he did admit the man in question is on a “scripted” TV show.

“Did you get mad?” Kit asked.

“No, it was just weird,” Phil answered. “She’s my 16-year-old daughter. But, she’s a woman now.”

And the flirting wasn’t Elle’s only incident at the Emmys – she also fainted from the blistering September heat.

“She passed out at the end of an interview! Someone asked her what it was like being there and she turned to me and she’s like, ‘Dad, I feel faint’ and she literally like, fainted in my arms,” he said.

Another reality show host stepped in to help Phil tend to his daughter.

“Chris Harrison was actually there and he was really cool and the crew, they were really cool and they got a fan and some ice water and they got some towels and everything trying to cool her down,” he said. “And then there was another actor whose daughter, [also] 16, literally like, on cue she fainted.

Adding, “So, now there [was] the two of them sitting on the stairs.”

Catch Phil on “The Amazing Race” – Sundays at 8/7c on CBS.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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