Race Across the World trailer teases ‘really hard’ new journey - watch here

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2 Apr 2024, 07:16

Competitors take on Race Across the World.

Credit: BBC

Series four of Race Across the World is on its way and to get us excited a teaser trailer has landed, sharing a peek at what we can expect as five duos take on a brand new challenge.

This year’s route for the BBC show will take the contestants through Eastern Asia in a 15,000 kilometres race across several countries. 

Starting in northernmost Japan, the teams will cross six seas and eight borders, skirting the path of the volcanic ring of fire - the most geologically unstable region on the planet - before arriving at the finish line in Indonesian island Lombok.

The teams include mother and daughter Brydie and Sharon, and a second  mother and daughter, Eugenie and Isabel. Best pals Alfie and Owen are another team, as are married couple Stephen and Viv. The line-up is completed by brother and sister, Betty and James.

The 25-second clip shows some typically frantic action. “Oh my God! It’s real now”, one contestant says.

Another laments: “Can’t even ask my mum for a tenner!”

A competitor adds: “It’s hard. Really hard”.

We see the teams racing on foot, by boat and rickshaw. Watch the clip here: 

Ahead of the first episode landing, the trailer was also shared on X (formerly Twitter). “It's almost time! 🌏🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ #RaceAcrossTheWorld Series 4 starts on the 10th April on BBC One and iPlayer 📺,” the post reads.

With no smartphones, internet access or bank cards to help them along their way, the five teams will be aiming to work out how best to make the journey in the fastest time and take home the £20,000 cash prize? 

But who will win? We will find out over eight hour-long episodes, starting next week.

Race Across the World airs on 10th April on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.