The countdown is on! Channel 10 reveals the first three teams taking part in the new season of The Amazing Race Australia
The new season of The Amazing Race may have been scaled down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the contestants will still have larger-than-life personalities.
On Tuesday, Channel 10 revealed the first three teams from the upcoming series, which will see contestants race around Australia in a bid to win $250,000.
New South Wales ‘cowboys’ Brendon and Jackson are one of the 14 teams taking part in the action-packed competition.
First team: The new season of The Amazing Race may have been scaled down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the contestants will still have larger-than-life personalities
They are both fathers and have been rodeoing together for more than a decade.
‘We’re just here to show Australia cowboys can do whatever it takes,’ Brendon says in a trailer.
‘If we win the $250,000, the first thing I’ll do is get a new set of teeth. Don’t be fooled by the one at the front – there’s a party at the back.’
Jackson reveals his mate is ‘petrified’ of toads, which is unfortunate because one task involves the men chasing them around.
Characters: New South Wales ‘cowboys’ Brendon and Jackson are one of the 14 teams taking part in the action-packed competition
‘I’ll tongue kiss a brown snake before I tongue kiss a frog any day of the week,’ Brandon says.
Next up is Skye-Blue and Jake, who are siblings from Victoria.
The teaser reveals Skye-Blue has a ‘physical difference’ after being born without a left hand.
Next up: Victorian siblings Skye-Blue and Jake are also taking part in the competition
Adversity: Skye-Blue has a ‘physical difference’ after being born without a left hand
‘I have had a lot of people say, “You can’t do this”, “You can’t do that”. I’ve had to work a lot harder,’ she says.
‘I’ve become very stubborn and very independent because of it.
‘Getting the opportunity to show everyone that no matter what your difference, don’t let it stop you. You’re the only person that stands in your way.’
Third team: Sydney-based Holly works as a lawyer and Dolor, her boyfriend of five years, hails from Nigerian royalty
Sydney-based couple Holly and Dolor will also take part in the upcoming season.
Holly works as a lawyer and Dolor, her boyfriend of five years, hails from Nigerian royalty.
The teaser shows the lovebirds arguing about a challenge as Dolor freaks out about having to handle bugs.
‘Any little fly, any little insect or bug, he’ll be screaming,’ Holly explains.
Oh no: The teaser showed the couple arguing about doing a challenge and Dolor freaking out about bugs. ‘Any little fly. Any little insect or bug, he’ll be screaming,’ Holly explained
Channel 10 has confirmed the Amazing Race Australia will premiere on February 1.
The show completed filming in November and was filmed entirely in Australia, after the Covid-19 pandemic made international travel impossible.
The show will launch after the finale of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! on January 31.
Back on screens: Host Beau Ryan (pictured) shared a promo poster for the show on his Instagram on January 5. Wearing an Akubra hat while posing with some of the players, he joked in the caption: ‘Daddy’s Home’