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The BBC hit global competition series, Race Across The World returns with an eight-part series, this time to a new home on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

The third instalment of the Bafta-winning series is the most extreme to date. Five pairs of intrepid travellers will race across an entire continent. Ocean to ocean.

Starting out at the very edge of the Pacific in Vancouver - the teams will travel over 16,000 kilometres across six time zones all at ground level to the finish line perched on the rugged Atlantic coast, North America’s most easterly city - St John’s Newfoundland.

Without the use of air travel or any of the trappings of modern-day life, the pairs must navigate their way through the very edges of civilisation, taking in vast prairies, untouched wilderness and great lakes, with only the cash equivalent of the airfare to their final destination.

Taking place against the stunning backdrop of Canada but with no mobile phone, internet access or credit cards to assist them.

The competing travellers will discover that to reach the finish line quickest and win the £20 000 cash prize, they need to rely on the kindness of strangers and use every ounce of their travel skills and ingenuity.

In addition, the much anticipated Celebrity Race Across The World will go into production later this year, with the pairs set to be announced in the coming months.

Race Across The World, an 8x60’ for BBC One and BBC iPlayer, produced by Studio Lambert.


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