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#HEEL:
Channel 7 have bought the rights to an Australian version of The Amazing Race, according to an article in the Saturday edition of The Herald Sun.  :yess:

I'll put up the full piece later.

GonzaloChileno:
Australia? sounds cool!!!  :jam: :hearts: :jumpy: :wohoo:

#HEEL:
Okay, full article, copied from the News & Entertainment section "Confidential"

Race is on for local version

An Aussie version of The Amazing Race is travelling full steam ahead to our shores.

Channel 7 has bought the US format for the highly successful reality adventure series, where Australian teams will race around by any means possible to capture the grand prize.

It has not yet been confirmed whether competing Aussie twosomes will be charging around the world, or just their own vast backyard.

A network insider said the show was in pre-production, and Seven heavyweights were working out the finer details of the local version.

A host for the show is still being decided, but there is hope Emmy award-winning New Zealand television personality Phil Keoghan - who has hosted the US series since its inception - will be involved.

It is believed other names under consideration for the hosting role include Dancing With The Stars' Daniel MacPherson and Seven's Grant Denyer.

A celebrity spin-off show is also being considered.

The US version of The Amazing Race has a cult following Down Under. Sydney and Brisbane (And Fremantle! And Broome!  :groan:)  were used as pit stops in past seasons of the series.

It is believed Seven is prepared to invest heavily in creating a series that mirrors the successs of the international version.

Meanwhile, Melbourne-shot pilot Winners and Losers has been given the green light by Seven to go into production as a series.

The female-centric drama stars McLeod's Daughters' Michala Banas, All Saints' Virginia Gay, Dancing With The Stars' Blair McDonough (Blair was also the runner up on the first series of BBOz) and Melbourne model-turned-actor Scott McGregor

Herald Sun, Saturday, July 17 2010

Dånooky:
Good luck applying

#HEEL:
Yeah.

If I disappear for a month for a "Travel Documentary" y'all know where I've gone :lol3:

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