Have you seen Phil's Diaries?
They've got this thing on the site where Phil kind of gives us his perspective on the episodes...really interesting. In Episode 1, he mentions Lori and Bolo beating the crap out of each other on this glacier (Phil's words), and the Episode 2 one shows Phil taking off articles of clothing...
OK, so they're his shoes.
He seems very genuine - like he really cares about the racers. He came across as sympathetic for those who had a hard time counting the toys and pots, and as though he wished he hadn't have had to eliminate Lena and Kristy.
I really recommend them - although I think you might need RealPlayer to see them - but I know I'll watch them from now on.