The Amazing Race Australia searching for contestants for scaled-back, local version of the show

Ten’s The Amazing Race Australia will look a little different this year, with the race itself forced to remain within Australia’s borders.

Ten has put out a call for contestants to apply for the show, saying “there’s no knowing what Aussie adventures await”.

“Will our teams scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge? Forage through Kakadu National Park? Count all the churches in Adelaide?” Ten said in its pitch to applicants.

Beau Ryan is back as host

The show’s production has been hindered by the spread of COVID-19 and the associated international travel bans. At the moment, some state borders in Australia are closed for travel, but the coming months will see this scaled back.

Ten’s chief sales officer Rod Prosser said it’s fantastic the show will be filmed entirely in Australia this year.

“This will be a welcome boost for local companies and the Australian tourism industry as the opportunities to integrate across a series which will explore some of the best places and products Australia has to offer will be made easier than ever,” he said.

Returning host Beau Ryan said to aspiring contestants: “The experience will change you and your teammate’s life forever. If you’re looking to travel off the beaten path, all while having a crack at the massive prize, then give it a shot.”

Last year’s race, which crossed international borders, kicked off with 635,000 metro viewers. Its final moments had 739,000.

The application form can be found here.


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