Celebrity Race Across the World Season 01 Episode 02 Description
The race to Tromsø is under way. The four pairs must leave Pinhão, nestled in Portugal’s Douro Valley, to navigate 2,000km through Spain and France to the second checkpoint in Bonifacio, perched on the stunning island of Corsica. The competing teams are McFly drummer, Harry Judd, with his mum, Emma, British racing driver and pundit Billy Monger and his sister, Bonny, All Saints singer and songwriter Mel Blatt, and her mum, Helene, and broadcaster and weatherman Alex Beresford and his dad, Noel.
These household names, accustomed to luxurious and scheduled travel, will be stripped of their smartphones, internet access and credit cards. The teams must navigate the journey on a tight budget equivalent to what it would cost to travel the route by air. No VIP treatment allowed – the race will be just as arduous and demanding as the regular series.
Celebrity Race Across the World Show Description
Celebrity Race Across the World is a new six-part series for BBC One and BBC iPlayer, where four celebrities and their family partners travel across 24 countries and over 10,000 km, without using any air travel or modern-day conveniences. The celebrities are Alex Beresford and his dad Noel, Mel Blatt and her mum Helene, Harry Judd and his mum Emma, and Billy Monger and his sister Bonny. The series follows their journey from Marrakech, Morocco, to Tromsø, Norway, as they race through various landscapes and cultures, while earning money by working odd jobs and relying on the kindness of strangers.
The series is hosted by Alex Beresford, who is a broadcaster and adventurer. The series is produced by Studio Lambert, the same company behind the BAFTA Award-winning format Race Across the World. The series is executive produced by Lucy Shepherd, Tim Harcourt, Jo Harcourt-Smith, Mark Saben, Lucy Curtis, Maria Kennedy, and Kezia Walker.
The series aims to give a unique insight into the celebrities and their relationships with their travelling companions. It also showcases the diversity and beauty of different countries and regions around the world.