Shane & Andrew (VIC) Official TARAUS Website Bio
These police officers from Melbourne may have very serious jobs as crime scene officers, but they love nothing more than having a laugh.
“We entered the race because we think we’ve got the perfect blend,” says Shane. “We’ve got the skills and the fitness. But mainly we want to have fun, because if you’re having fun the big one will take care of itself – the big two fiddy!”
“I think as crime scene officers we do have more attention to detail,” says Andrew. “I’ll have the best chance of winning with Shane, no doubt about it.”
Shane and Andrew have worked together at the same police station for the last six years.
“We basically clicked from day one. We’ve been with each other in good times and bad and we’re still best mates,” says Shane. “We’re pretty lucky.”
These cops have been through plenty of hard times together, tearing up at the mention of their toughest time at work – the 2009 Victorian bushfires.
“There’s no doubt that working together in an extreme situation like that brings you closer together,” says Andrew.
“Having each other to lean on and offload to definitely made an awful situation slightly less difficult.”
The boys also train together, hang out together and enjoy making funny home movies. In fact they spend so much time together their wives have described it as a “bromance”.
“Shane will call up and my wife will say ‘Your boyfriend’s on the phone!’” laughs Andrew.
Shane cites his greatest achievement as being crowned Australian SingStar Champion in 2008. “We had to submit a video of ourselves singing our favourite song,” explains Shane, who flew up to Sydney for the finals. “I got up and sang ‘You Sexy Thing’. We won $10,000 so split it $5,000 each.”
And what would they spend the money on if they won The Amazing Race Australia?
“I’d probably treat the wife and kids to a holiday,” says Shane. “And pay for the kids education to give them the best possible start in life.”