Exciting news! Former Priory School student, Billy Monger and his sister Bonny are embarking on an incredible adventure in the BBC’s “Celebrity Race Across the World“.
The teams will be tasked with getting from one location to another in each episode, only without taking a flight. Stripped of all mod-cons and all luxuries they will have to rely on their skills, cunning, ingenuity, and hard work in order to succeed. Without the use of credit cards, smartphones or access to the internet, they will have to earn extra money along the way as well as call upon the kindness of strangers to help them progress.
The race will see them visit seaside ports and Mediterranean beaches, cosmopolitan cities, snowy Scandinavia, unexplored Central Europe, and the Baltic States.
The first episode was originally scheduled for September 13th at 9pm on BBC One, but due to the earthquake in Morocco (where the race begins), there’s a slight delay. A new date hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it’s likely that the first episode could air on Wednesday 20th September instead.
In the meantime, get into the show’s spirit by catching up or re-watching the previous three series on BBC iPlayer:
About the show:
Starting in Marrakech, Morocco, the most north-western country in Africa, and ending in Tromsø, Norway, known as the Arctic capital, the epic journey will span 24 countries and over 10,000 km. The route will see the pairs race through every landscape and culture that this part of the world has to offer: from the great North African city of Marrakech, through the seaside ports and beaches of the Mediterranean, to unrivalled historic and cosmopolitan cities, the mighty Alps, unexplored Central Europe, the fairy-tale Baltic States, and snowy Scandinavia.
In this six-part celebrity version of the much-loved series, the four celebrities and their racing partners will race to a finish line that’s thousands of miles away – without the use of air travel or any trappings of modern-day life. Stripped of all mod-cons and all luxuries they will have to rely on their skills, cunning, ingenuity, and hard work in order to succeed. Without the use of credit cards, smartphones or access to the internet and with just the cash equivalent of completing the route to their final destination by air, they will have to earn extra money along the way as well as call upon the kindness of strangers to help them progress. This incredible journey will give a unique insight into the celebrities and their relationships with their travelling companions.