Celebrity Race Across The World is to return to the BBC for a second series.
The first series saw four pairs of stars and one of their relatives compete to get from Africa to the Arctic without the use of phones or flights.
The journey took place over road, rail and sea across 24 countries, featuring McFly drummer Harry Judd and his mum, Emma, and weatherman Alex Beresford with his dad, Noel. Alex and Noel won the contest by just four minutes, while Emma succeeded in winning fans’ hearts.
Race Across The World, the show’s original format featuring members of the public, first aired in 2019.
The programme is made by All3Media’s Studio Lambert, and executive produced by Tim Harcourt. Sophie Beck is Production Executive, with Michael Jochnowitz acting as Commissioning Editor. Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning for Factual Entertainment and Events at the BBC, ordered the show.
“Audiences seem pleased that the difficult and disarming undertaking of the Race was not watered down for well-known personalities and their loved ones,” said Tim Harcourt, who also acts as creative director for Studio Lambert. “We are thrilled to be making another series for the BBC.”
“We would like to thank our cast for putting their heart and soul into it, and we are delighted with the reaction, particularly from young audiences on iPlayer,” added Catton. “We are very much looking forward to working with Studio Lambert on the next series.”
The BBC did not disclose a broadcast date.