Beau Ryan, who was on the NRL Footy Show up until its cancellation last year and Chris and Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway earlier this year, will host 10’s reboot of the local version of The Amazing Race. The winning team will receive $250,000.
The report says the show will air on 10 later this year and is made by Eureka Productions.
It will be the fourth season of the show, after Seven aired the first three seasons in 2011, 2012 and 2014.
My enthusiasm for this reboot just plummeted.
Big break for Beau. Does anyone outside of Sydney and Brisbane know who he is?
"We look forward to rounding out our 50-week schedule with an epic and fun adventure series.”
-Beverley McGarvey. The Daily Telegraph.
I can’t really say that name rings too many bells, but is he the one that had a affair with some former Hi 5 performer during a theatre production of Aladdin a few years ago?
As much as I love to hate Beau, at least it’s not one of Chris, Julia or Grant.
In saying that, I could think of a handful of talent off the top of my head that could’ve been a better choice: Scott Tweedie, Liv Phyland, Andrew Rochford, James Mathison, Mark Humphries, Brendan Jones, Steven Jacobs, Andrew Flintoff. Or to cast another JLP: Hugh Sheridan, Rhys Muldoon, Ben Mingay, Mark Coles-Smith, Georgie Parker.
Not the best choice but at least the Race is back. Now for Big Brother to complete the CBS trifecta (and Drag Race of course).
I love the Amazing Race, so I hope The Amazing Race Australia goes great ratings wise & does well enough to warrant a second season next year on 10.
So it will end just before the week of Christmas, if McGarvey is telling the truth.
They can’t expect the ratings to be too high then.
Not sure how I feel about this development.
Surprised Grant Bowler didn’t get approached again. He is the sort of host that blends smoothly into the background and let’s the contestants shine. Beau will detract from that a bit.
Beau Ryan? Really? Well I assume there is only one camera for him to look into.
Great franchise. Shit host. Scott Tweedie would have been a better option.
That’s the one.
I agree. Try imagining Beau keeping a straight face and telling the last placed team at the pitstop: “You are the last team to arrive. Sorry to tell you that you have been eliminated from the Race.”
Although Beau isn’t to great on live tv, perhaps this will work better for him? It’s fairly straight down the line, no personality needed type of role. Plus… editing.
I’m looking forward to this. It’s something to watch at the dead end of the year.
I’m having second thoughts about watching this now.
I like the show, but echoing what others have said - wrong host choice.
Wrong host, but I’m prepared to give this show a go.