“The Amazing Farce”: fans not happy with twist
Fans question a plot twist when a new team is dropped into the race in the 7th episode.
Diehard fans of The Amazing Race Australia took to social media last night after the show introduced its very first “Stowaways” -an intruder team who have joined the race in the 7th episode.
Fans called the move AFLW players Marijana Rajčić and Chelsea Randall were lucky enough to skip multiple challenges and eliminations when they were dropped into the show in Darwin. It’s the first time the twist has been introduced.
But fans vented on Twitter:
The Amazing Race isn’t a show that works with intruders because all the other teams have been racing for a very long time and are probably beyond exhausted – then a new team comes in and not only are they starting full of energy, they have less teams to compete against.
Sorry but nope, this defeats the purpose of the entire race. Not to mention, unfair to the teams that have been eliminated already. #AmazingRaceAU is starting to get messy.
Why can’t you just follow the normal tried and tested format of the US series? What is the point of introducing a new team part way through?
This is actually worse than any twists @Survivor_AU has tried to pull. What are you lot thinking?????
This is THE AMAZING FARCE #AmazingRaceAu
This is the AMAZING RACE, not big brother. Stupid concept. Considering the other cast members have been racing from the start.
is this an April Fools’ Joke a month and half early? cause you have to be kidding
Yeah, I hate to be rude, but I don’t like this twist … it goes against the entire spirit of the race.
Who is making all these terrible decisions? Have they never watched the race before? It all seems like last-minute BS
Please don’t, this is totally unfair.
Wtf intruders. NO WAY! Worse than any twist on Survivor ever.
Instead of adding intruders (who also happen to be professional athletes) half way through the race how about just an extra non elimination to save an original team. Very unfair!
How … unfair … for the remaining teams
A new team came in six legs into the race and to earn their place the other teams had a five minute head start?!? This is painfully thoughtless production
But some were more generous:
Stowaway Team?! That’s frickin’ crazy. But awesome!
Hmm I’ll reseve judgement on this one
So proud of our skipper Chels, and Survivor superfan MJ
These intruders are definitely a shock twist in the race.