Television actor Grant Bowler will be the host of The Amazing Race Australia.
Seven Network made the announcement on Saturday, after production of the reality television show began earlier this week.
"This race is going to be enormous," said Bowler, who is fresh from a stint on US series True Blood.
"The route is simply amazing. We have a wonderful cast, with incredible diversity between the teams and within the teams," he said.
"There are some fantastic characters that are iconically and classically Australian."
The Amazing Race Australia continues Bowler's association with Seven, having started his television career on the police drama Blue Heelers, before hosting The Mole, working on Border Security, and more recently starring in the US series Lost and Ugly Betty.
"Hosting is something I haven't done in a long time, and I really enjoy it," he said.
"If you're going to do it, this is the show to do it on. The Amazing Race is the best format in reality television, and it's just incredibly exciting to be a part of."
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