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Everything you need to know about the new season of The Amazing Race Australia.

Strap yourselves in.

After a five year hiatus, The Amazing Race Australia is finally returning to our screens.

The reality game show, which hasn’t been on air since 2014, originally aired for three seasons on Channel Seven and was hosted by New Zealand-Australian actor Grant Bowler.

Now, the series is returning to Channel 10 with former NRL player and television personality Beau Ryan at the helm.

Watch the trailer for the upcoming season of The Amazing Race Australia below. Post continues after video.

In its fourth season, the reality show will feature 11 Australian couples who are pushed to their limits in a series of bizarre challenges in the hopes of taking home the $250,000 prize money.

Across three continents, the competing teams will put their relationships to the test as they deal with terrifying skydives, jetpacks, failed camel rides, tense arguments and of course, painfully slow cab rides. (Would it really be The Amazing Race without tense cab rides?!)

According to 10 Daily, more than 270 cab rides and almost 300 flights were taken during the season. Yep, it sounds… intense.

This time around, the diverse cast includes married couples, colleagues, close friends, family members and even two Missionaries of God’s Love Sisters.

“The other teams might be a bit threatened by us, because we’ve got the big fella on our side,” one of the Sisters said in the promo.

Here’s everything we know so far about this season’s contestants:

Sid and Ash

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Bondi-based influencers Sid and Ash are competing in the new season of The Amazing Race Australia.

The pair, who have more than 35,000 Instagram followers combined, are former elite swimmers.

 

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Femi and Nick

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Femi and Nick, who have been friends since childhood, are also competing in The Amazing Race Australia.

According to 10 Daily, the pair both work as psychiatric nurses and run a personal training business together.

Judy and Therese

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Missionaries of God's Love Sisters Judy and Therese have been friends for over two decades.

According to the Canberra Times, the two nuns from Canberra will do everything from kayaking to dealing with camels in their mission-brown uniforms.

"Judy is incredibly fit, swimming 1.5km and running 17km a week, while Therese's preferred mode of transport is a non-motorised scooter," the publication reported.

Chris and Adrienne

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Chris, a farmer, and Adrienne, a firefighter, have been together for 30 years.

"Adrienne and I are both crazy, we like doing things that challenge us, doing things people normally wouldn't think about doing," Chris told 10 Daily. "We're not scared, and we've always been that way."

Jasmin and Jerome

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Jasmine and Jerome, from Darwin, are proud Indigenous Australians who say they are "very competitive".

"We love to kind of challenge and push ourselves, but we also wanted to be on the show because we feel that Indigenous people aren't represented on mainstream TV and when they are, it's usually in a negative manner or portrayed as a negative stereotype," Jasmine told Channel 10.

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Tim and Rod

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Tim and Rod are newlyweds after dating for two years and then exchanging vows in March this year. They are both certified personal trainers.

Rowah and Amani

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Rowah, 42, and Amani, 18, are The Amazing Race's mother-daughter duo. Rowah is the owner of three gyms, and Amani is currently a student, studying a Bachelor of Fashion.

Viv and Joey

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Viv, 25, and Joey, 28, are a sibling duo from Victoria and see their biggest advantage as being super-fans of The Amazing Race. They say their biggest challenge will be having no technology to help navigate.

Hayley and Mikayla

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Hayley, 29, and Mikayla, 24, are sisters from Queensland.

Tom and Tyler

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Tom, 23, and Tyler, 23, are best mates from Victoria, and are also competing on the 2019 season of The Amazing Race. 

Their athletic and ambitious – key skills to succeed in the game.

Alana and Niko

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Alana, 21, and Niko, 19, from South Australia, will be waving the Gen-Z flag on The Amazing Race.

The brother-sister duo are the youngest competitors.

The Amazing Race Australia premieres on Monday, October 28 at 7.30pm on Channel 10.

Are you looking forward to the new season of The Amazing Race Australia? Let us know in the comments!


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