Mark & 'Bopper' Gifted With $10,000 Check


William "Bopper" Minton and Mark Jackson may not have taken home the one million dollar prize on The Amazing Race, but the best buds from Kentucky will not be going home empty handed thanks to the gracious ladies of The Talk.

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Fighting tears, Mark and Bopper accepted a check for $10,000 from hosts Julie Chen and Sheryl Underwood in an episode airing today. The funds will help the best friends recover from hard times—Mark recently lost his job as State Inspector, and Bopper's 7-year-old daughter is currently suffering respiratory problems. Initially he had hoped to use his winnings to pay for her treatment.

Last Sunday, the pair was sent packing despite opting for the Fast Forward challenge after falling behind due to illness and injury.

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Don't miss the exciting season finale of The Amazing Race this Sunday.

The Talk airs weekdays on CBS.