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The BBC hit global competition series, Race Across the World, returns with a nine-part series, this time to a new home on BBC One and iPlayer from Wednesday 22nd March 2023.

The third instalment of the BAFTA-winning series from Studio Lambert is the most extreme to date. Five pairs of intrepid travellers will race across Canada. Ocean to ocean.

This year’s fierce five pairs consist of: best friends Cathie and Tricia; brothers Marc and Michael; husband and wife Zainib and Mobeen; and two father and daughter duos – Kevin and Claudia, and Ladi and Monique.

Starting out at the very edge of the Pacific Ocean 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 doing the same journey by plane 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 their travel skills and ingenuity as well as the kindness of strangers.

Race Across the World begins Wednesday 22nd March at 9pm on BBC One. Watch previous series on BBC iPlayer.


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