Channel Seven has now confirmed an Australian version of The Amazing Race, featuring Aussies travelling around the world.
The announcement follows earlier media speculation that a deal was being negotiated with Disney.
“The US version of The Amazing Race has had a huge following on Seven and we are thrilled to be working with Disney on The Amazing Race Australia which promises to capture the excitement of the original series,” said Brad Lyons, Seven’s Head of Production.
“Audiences in Australia have shown an enormous appetite for high-quality, locally produced shows in recent years. The Amazing Race Australia is another great milestone in our long-standing relationship with Channel Seven in bringing programs that resonate with viewers here,” said Rob Gilby, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Disney Media Distribution Asia Pacific.
Regional versions have already been produced in Asia, Brazil, China, Israel and Latin America.
The series will be produced in conjunction with Active TV, which already produces The Amazing Race Asia.
Applications are already open for teams of two, aged 18 or over. Team members must have a pre-existing personal relationship. e.g. friends, relatives, partners, colleagues etc. Update: Now 21 years of age minimum.
And presumably be ready to show they can be ignorant Aussie tourists in a foreign country too….
On offer is a “massive cash prize.”
Entries close September 6th.
Last team to check in may be eliminated.