BBC’s hit global travel series Race Across the World will receive a star-studded makeover for BBC One.
The first series originally aired on BBC Two earlier this year and the finale became the channel’s highest rated episode for a new factual entertainment programme since 2016.
Celebrity Race Across the World will follow four famous faces as they embark on a journey across the world with no mobile phones, internet access or access to air travel.
Joined by a loved one, the celebrities will be expected to travel thousands of miles with only the cash equivalent of a one-way flight to their last destination.
The four teams will be pushed to their limits as they try to earn extra funds and rely on the kindness of strangers to ensure they’re the first to cross the finish line.
David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment at the BBC, commented: "We've been thrilled by the success of Race Across the World on BBC Two and now are incredibly excited to bring some famous faces to what will be an adrenaline-filled and entertaining series on BBC One.”
He added: “Our celebrities won't be able to rely on their fame and fortune on this journey and we can't wait to see whose wit and skill gets them to the finish line first, in what is fast becoming one of the most revealing and testing challenges on TV.”
The six-part series will be produced by Studio Lambert for BBC One, alongside the second series of Race Across the World, which is currently in production for BBC Two.