That info is not foolproof by any means. The person could have been with the Blondes, then gone on to help with something else in Dubrovnik and then not been needed after that. Plus this is info heard at a remove (as in it was told to me not heard directly by me) so there is always room for misquoting.
But take it with a grain of salt and throw it in the mix is all!
I do think the way they frame that comment is suggestive of a TBC...and the sourced photos have been right on before...BUT!
Do we really have time for a NEW leg?? Let's count it out:
11 Episodes: 2 TBC's:
EP 1 LA to Ireland start 11 teams, end 10
Ep 2 Ireland to Amsterdam start 10, end 9
EP 3 Amsterdam to Ouagadougou start 9, end 8
EP 4 Ouag to Ouag start 8, end 7
Ep 5 Ouagadougou to Lithuania start 7, end 6
EP 6 Lithuania to Croatia start 6, end 5 OREP 6 Lithuania to Croatia start 6--TBC--end 6
EP 7 Croatia to Florence start 5, end 4 OREP 7 Croatia to Croatia (Split) start 6, end 5
EP 8 Florence to India start 4 almost certain TBC, end 4 (TBC could also be in Florence instead of course) OREp 8 Split to Florence start 5, end 4
EP 9 India to Osaka start 4 end 3 OREP 9 Florence to India start 4 end 3
EP 10 Osaka to Taiwan start 3 TBC end 3 OREp 10 India to Osaka start 3 end 3?? oops doesn't work! See--you have used one TBC and need another in Taiwan and that is how many we were told we would have..so doesn't seem to work...You would also need 12 episodes to play it out OR we would have to skip India entirely which would seem unlikely given the initial Vidcaps)
EP 11 Taiwan to Alaska FINALE start 3, end 1 and all the numbers match!
So it works in my happy place anyway
--where could have I gone wrong?