10 finally confirms THE AMAZING RACE AUSTRALIA scoop with Beau Ryan as Host
The 10 network is looking for a massive finish to 2019, by making a significant investment in one of TV’s longest-running reality formats, The Amazing Race.
News of a revival for The Amazing Race Australia was first confirmed by TV Blackbox in May, however the network has waited until now to confirm our report.
The series is expected to air across the final weeks of 2019 with 10 preparing to launch a massive advertising blitz timed to coincided with the networks big budget Melbourne Cup coverage.
On commissioning the series, Network 10's Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said:
“We cannot wait to bring The Amazing Race back to Australian audiences. It is a perfect blend of action, drama and captivating characters. We look forward to rounding out our 50-week schedule with an epic and fun adventure series”
The Australian version of the show will be hosted by former NRL Footy Show and Sunday Night Takeaway presenter, Beau Ryan, and will feature a handful of Aussie hopefuls who will tackle trains, planes and automobiles in a mad dash across the globe while competing for a $500,000 first prize.
The US version of Amazing Race, hosted by Phil Keoghan, has been a consistent part of the CBS schedule since 2001. The Seven Network previously produced three Australian seasons of The Amazing Race between 2011 and 2014. While ratings were never stellar, the Seven version did manage to win an International Emmy Award for Best Adaptation of an Existing Format in 2012.
On his new role, Beau Ryan, said:
“I’m really pumped to be hosting one of the biggest franchises on Australian TV. I jumped at the chance to combine two of my favourite things, people and travel. I can’t wait to get started. May the best team win!”
Co-creator and Executive Producer of Amazing Race, Bertram van Munster said:
“We are thrilled to bring the Amazing Race back to Australia and to be working with the wonderful talented people at Network 10 and Eureka.”
Eureka CEO, Paul Franklin, said:
“It’s one of the truly original and iconic shows of all time and it’s an honour and a privilege to be working with Network 10 in putting the Australian spin on such an incredible format. An international rollercoaster ride of a show with a big heart, this series will be one that the whole family can enjoy.”