The Amazing Race Australia

The next season of The Amazing Race Australia is a competition that is also nation vs nation as New Zealand takes on Australia in a race around the globe.

The New Zealand team includes former New Zealand Idol 2 contestant Jesse O’Brien and his wife Catharina. You can check out Jesse’s music on his youtube channel.

The_Amazing_Race_Australia_logoThe AMAZING RACE AUSTRALIA has opened up the competition to New Zealanders for the first time for their 2014 season.

The hugely popular reality series has seen previous winners walk away with $250,000 (AU) in prize money.

If you think you and a friend or family member could give the Aussies a run for their money in a race around the globe then apply now. Continue reading »

7:30pm Monday, November 26 on TV2

It’s all come down to this! Don’t miss the explosive final two episodes of The Amazing Race Australia to find out which team will walk away with the glory and $250,000.

Monday November 26:

The remaining teams battle to make the top three in Beijing, China.

They’re in for a shock when they receive a “massage” and on the way to the Great Wall, one team makes a mistake that could prove costly. At the Forbidden City, teams will find out who’s made it through to the final leg.

Tuesday November 27:

In the grand finale, the three remaining teams will race across two continents in the quest for $250,000. Language difficulties trip up teams in the beautiful southern Chinese countryside and before flying home, one team makes a potentially disastrous decision.

As the racers return home to Australia, tensions flare between two rivals and which team will walk away with $250,000?

Grant Bowler has snared a role in the controversial Elizabeth Taylor telemovie alongside Lindsay Lohan.

The former Outrageous Fortune actor, who is currently hosting the Australian version of The Amazing Race, will play Richard Burton alongside Lohan’s Taylor.

The film will chart the fourth and fifth marriages of Taylor, both of which were to Burton.

Producer Larry Thompson appeared pretty excited to have the pair involved in such an intimate production.

“We had seen him [Bowler] on tape and liked him but wanted to confirm the chemistry between the two. But this morning we had Lindsay and Grant come into a room at Lifetime and the chemistry exploded.

“It was just Fourth of July firecrackers going off in the room. We knew from the chemistry that Liz and Dick live again.

“Chemistry means movie magic for sex. This movie will definitely have as much sex as Lifetime will allow. Richard Burton was quite older than Elizabeth Taylor. This is from a visual point of view just about equal to Liz and Dick. Visually speaking, it is a perfect match.”

Filming is scheduled to begin in early June.

Source: Digital Spy

7:30pm Monday, October 24 on TV2

It’s the beginning of the action-packed end in The Amazing Race Australia this week.

On Monday 24 October: Teams make a mad dash for Sri Lanka to secure a place in the finale. The detour has some teams acting a bit fishy while deciding which carriage to ride in on a train trip could prove costly for one team.

All teams struggle with their history, but are given the opportunity to make up some lost time at a masked street parade. And, a final sewing challenge proves to be a disaster for all.

Then, on Tuesday 25 October: It’s a race to the finish line when teams return home for the winners to be crowned tonight in the 90-minute finale.

But first, in Singapore, the teams seek their race riches from a local fortune teller and a 55-storey tight-rope crossing tests their nerves.

Back in Australia, they search Fremantle Prison for their next clue. But, the final challenge brings them all unstuck as they struggle to remember the highlights of their epic journey.

The Amazing Race Australia is a 50,000km, four-continent, 12-country, 23-city adventure. Who will have the right combination of strategy, strength, skill and teamwork to win the $250,000 prize?

Missed an episode of The Amazing Race Australia? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

7:30pm Monday, October 17 on TV2

This week on the Amazing Race Australia, the teams take a pilgrimage to the Middle-East where bonds are forged and strengthened while others are left in the dust.

On Monday 17 October at 7.30pm: The Amazing Race Australia teams depart chilly Europe before the competition heats up in the Middle East.

In Israel, they take in the sights of Tel Aviv from above before heading back to a sea level portside road-block which requires patience and an eye for detail.

Working together as a team takes on a deeper meaning when they are tasked with a challenge to discover how well they know their team-mate.

Teams face a daunting journey to a desert fortress. And one team won’t make it to the pit stop.

Then, on Tuesday 11 October at 7.30pm: The remaining teams continue their race through historic Israel.

At the site that housed the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls, teams are tested on their knowledge of Hebrew as they decipher their next clue.

At the detour, some teams choose to walk Jesus’ final path – the Via Dolorosa – carrying an 80kg crucifix through the streets of Jerusalem.

And scaling Jerusalem’s old city walls proves a difficult last hurdle.

The Amazing Race Australia is a 50,000km, four continent, 12 country, 23 city adventure. Who will have the right combination of strategy, strength, skill and teamwork to win the $250,000 prize?

Missed an episode of The Amazing Race Australia? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

7:30pm Monday, October 10 on TV2

Confidence crumbles and egos falter as the pace gets the better of contestants in The Amazing Race Australia.

On Monday 10 October at 7.30pm: The remaining teams become Czech spies but not all are as observant as they need to be.

Taking to the ice skating rink to line up against the national ice hockey goal keeper proves to be the most gruelling challenge so far in the race for some teams.

One team finds itself in the sights of the local police; while the local sausage sizzle doesn’t appeal to everyone’s taste buds.

Meanwhile, the competition heats up as it becomes every team for itself.

On Tuesday 11 October at 7.30pm: The teams fight fatigue and have to keep racing without a rest stop.

While on board a train for Poland, one team is robbed of its money and passports. Is it game over?

Teams head underground in one of the world’s oldest salt mines; while herding sheep proves frustrating for some.

And the final challenge will end disastrously for more than one team.

The Amazing Race Australia is a 50,000km, four continent, 12 country, 23 city adventure. Who will have the right combination of strategy, strength, skill and teamwork to win the $250,000 prize?

Missed an episode of The Amazing Race Australia? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

7:30pm Monday, October 3 on TV2

The adventure continues this Monday with a 90-minute special as the teams continue their South African odyssey and on Tuesday (04 October at 7.30pm) the remaining teams make their way to Europe in The Amazing Race Australia.

Monday night: The contestants battle it out in the beautiful coastal city of Cape Town.

But the high-flying antics quickly come to an end for Chris and Anastasia at the Detour. Has this fiery relationship finally hit rock bottom?

The teams put the race into perspective when they visit a local orphanage to deliver some much-needed goods.

And will a nasty accident on the last challenge bring the race to an end for one team?

On Tuesday night: The teams let loose in the vibrant city of Amsterdam.

The first challenge is to eat two traditional apple doughnuts. Seems simple enough, but can everyone stomach the local delicacies?

In the Czech Republic, friendships among teams start to splinter as the prize gets nearer. One team makes it clear their intentions are on the prize and not maintaining the relationships they’ve built up, but will it come back to haunt them?

Some teams struggle to find the key to a damsel’s heart, while delivering a princess to her castle tests the strength of others.

The Amazing Race Australia is a 50,000km, four continent, 12 country, 23 city adventure. Who will have the right combination of strategy, strength, skill and teamwork to win the $250,000 prize?

Missed an episode of The Amazing Race Australia? Full episodes are available online. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the Ondemand link.

Outrageous Fortune, Lost, True Blood and Ugly Betty have come and gone and now Grant Bowler is about to host the Australian version of The Amazing Race.

“This race is going to be enormous,” Bowler said today. “The route is simply amazing. We have a wonderful cast, with incredible diversity between the teams and within the teams.

“There are some fantastic characters that are iconically and classically Australian.”

“Hosting is something I haven’t done in a long time and I really enjoy it,” he said. “If you’re going to do it, this is the show to do it on. The Amazing Race is the best format in reality television. And it’s just incredibly exciting to be a part of.”

Production started this week.