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Who's taking part in Race Across the World series two?

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The second series has been extended by two weeks and will now air for eight weeks, with contestants competing to get from Mexico City to the most southerly city in the world, Ushuaia in Argentina.

Like series one – where contestants travelled from London to Singapore – they will need to travel thousands of miles without taking any flights or using a smartphone and with a limited set amount of money.  

The 10 travellers will work in pairs to navigate across 16 countries via horse, foot, boat and bus to reach the finish line.

Bradley Walsh and Holly Willoughby are back with BBC series Take Off

Holly Willoughby and Bradley Walsh (Credit: BBC)

Each week members of the studio audience will see their names appear on the Take Off departure board and compete against each other in a series of games in order to win seats on a plane, which will whisk them off on an extraordinary holiday.

Created by Hungry Bear Media, the show will include entertaining challenges, captivating stories, celebrity appearances and more.

Rochelle and Marvin Humes host new BBC One music quiz show

Rochelle and Marvin Humes presenting Children In Need (Credit: BBC)

The show will see three couples every week guessing the song and artists of pop tracks in an effort to win the £10,000 prize.

Each segment will have popular songs from a variety of pop styles, dating from the sixties to the present day.

“This is our first standalone show together and the fact it’s a format based on our love of music makes it all the more rewarding,” commented Rochelle and Marvin on their new roles.

“We frequently put each other’s knowledge to the test at home, so we cannot wait to see how the contestants get on.”

Stephen Lambert on revolutionising television

Stephen Lambert

Stephen Lambert looks a bit like Lenin – bald, with steely blue eyes and a bit unyielding. He can claim to be the man who revolutionised factual television, bringing us so many of the formats that dominate the schedules, from Wife SwapThe Secret Millionaire and Undercover Boss to Faking It.

His most recent hit is Gogglebox, the Channel 4 offering that united David Cameron and Nick Clegg in admiration, when asked during the election campaign which shows they enjoyed.