If competition-based reality TV shows had a Mount Rushmore, Channel Ten would now own every face on it. With the impending arrival of a new season of Australian Survivor comes today’s news that Ten is also set to revive a local version of the only reality show that comes close (fight me), The Amazing Race.
That’s right folks, The Amazing Race Australia is coming back. Better still, it’s coming back this year.
A few months ago Ten held their mid-year upfronts presentation, revealing their slate of upcoming programs that would fill out the remainder of 2019. At the time, they stated that there was one more significant franchise to come, but contract negotiations were preventing them from announcing it at the time.
As it turns out, that franchise was The Amazing Race, and network bosses this morning confirmed the local version is finally being revived.
Previously, Channel Seven had a crack at bringing the hugely beloved series to local screens, airing three seasons between 2011 and 2014.
The slightly-less good news is that Ten, in their infinite wisdom, have tapped former NRL star Beau Ryan to host the new version of the series. Ryan, quite infamously, was at the centre of a storm of controversy over some fairly racist comments made during a skit that aired on the NRL Footy Show in 2016. Nine bosses issued a subsequent apology at the time.
Nonetheless, bringing The Amazing Race Australia back is good as hell, and if gunning it flat-chat across the globe with $250,000 on the line sounds like your idea of a good time, you can apply to be on the show by hitting up this here link.
The Amazing Race Australia is expected to air on Channel Ten later this year. Get around it! You beauty!