Four celebrities and their partners will be travelling from Africa to Europe (Picture: Studio Lambert Ltd)
A bunch of celebrities will be taking on Race Across the World for the first time ever, but does that mean they’ll be getting the star treatment?
Well lucky for us, not so much them, the answer is no, as the four teams will still have to make their way across hundreds of miles without phones, flights, or a massive pot of cash.
So who has been brave enough to take on this expedition?
Competing to get to the final checkpoint in record time are McFly’s Harry Judd and his mum Emma, GMB’s Alex Beresford and his dad Noel, All Saints singer Melanie Blatt and her mum Helene and F1 ace Billy Monger and his sister Bonnie.
The trip is not for the fainthearted as previous seasons of the original show Race Across the World have seen the pairs travel from London to Singapore, Mexico City to Ushuaia, Argentina and from one end of Canada to the other.
Let’s have a look at where this group’s expedition will be kicking off and ending – and how far they will actually have travelled.
Where does the Celebrity Race Across the World travel route start and end?
The celebs have a long, long way to go (Picture: Datawrapper)
While the last season of Race Across the World was based in one country, Canada, the celebs will have to cross continents, beginning in North Africa and ending in Europe.
The teams will kick off their trips in Marrakesh, Morrocco – the show’s start was postponed due to the earthquakes – and pass the final checkpoint in Tromso in Norway.
If you’re travelling directly from Marrakesh to Tromso, the journey would take 64 hours roughly by car, encompassing over 6,000 km (3728 miles).
Harry teamed up with his mum to make the journey from Morrocco to Norway(Picture: Studio Lambert Ltd)
Alex and his dad will be travelling thousands of miles (Picture: Studio Lambert Ltd)
A flight, meanwhile, would take at least 15 hours and would involve one or two stops.
But of course, the BBC show has various checkpoints scattered around, which could considerably elongate their travel time.
While they are being kept under wraps, the first three have been confirmed asPinhão, nestled in Portugal’s Douro Valley, Bonifacio perched on the stunning island of Corsica and Zermatt, a mountain resort nestled in the Swiss Alps.
Is it on BBC iPlayer?
The route would take the best part of a day on a plane(Credits: BBC/Studio Lambert Ltd)
The first episode of Celebrity Race Across the World will air tonight (Wednesday 20) at 9pm on BBC One.
The five following instalments will be broadcast at the same time every Wednesday.
Episodes will be available to stream on BBC iPlayer after they air on TV.
Celebrity Race Across the World airs tonight at 9pm on BBC One and iPlayer.