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The Amazing Race returns with season 25

This season of The Amazing Race, which marks the 25th edition of the Emmy Award-winning series will be broadcast Mondays at 19h30 from 25th September 2017 on SABC 3.

 

This season of The Amazing Race, will feature 11 new teams, including professional surfer Bethany Hamilton and her husband Adam Dirks, Boston fire-fighters Michael Ward and Scott Strazzullo and professional wrestlers Robbie E. Strauss and Brooke Adams. 

 

The Race kicked off with the first ever public start from Times Square in New York City where Phil Keoghan introduced a new game-changing element, “The Save.” The team-that finishes first in the premiere episode will be awarded “The Save,” which they can use to rescue themselves if they come in last on a leg and face elimination.

 

Teams this season will be put to the test as they travel through eight countries and 20 cities, spanning more than 26,000 miles.  For the first time in the show’s history, the Race will visit St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, where teams will fly high in the sky; Valletta, Malta, where they’ll rappel 200 feet into a breath-taking Blue Grotto sea cave; and the Shetland Islands, Scotland, to test their sheep-herding skills.

 

The Amazing Race is hosted by Emmy award winning producer and host Phil Keoghan.

 

The 11 Teams are revealed below:

 

Adam Dirks & Bethany Hamilton

#SoulSurfers

Name: Bethany Hamilton

Age: 24

Hometown: Princeville, Hawaii

Connection to your teammate: Wife

Current occupation: Pro Surfer and Motivational Speaker

 

Name: Adam Dirks

Age: 26

Hometown: Princeville, Hawaii

Connection to your teammate: Husband

Current occupation: Professional husband. Full-time support.

 

Brooke Adams & Robbie E. Strauss

# TheWrestlers

Name: Brooke Adams

Age: 29

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Connection to your teammate: Girlfriend

Current occupation: Professional Wrestler

 

Name: Robbie E. Strauss

Age: 30

Hometown: Woodbridge, New Jersey

Connection to your teammate: Boyfriend

Current occupation: Professional Wrestler

 

Dennis Hour & Isabelle Du

#TheDatingCouple

Name: Dennis Hour

Age: 30

Hometown: Tustin, California

Connection to your teammate: Boyfriend

Current occupation: Financial Accounting

 

Name: Isabelle Du

Age: 28

Hometown: Tustin, California

Connection to your teammate: Girlfriend

Current occupation: Model

 

Keith Tollefson & Whitney Duncan

#TeamNashville

Name: Whitney Duncan

Age: 29

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Connection to your teammate: Fiancé

Current occupation: Singer/Songwriter

 

Name: Keith Tollefson

Age: 29

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Connection to your teammate: Fiancée

Current occupation: Energy Advisor

 

Kym Perfetto & Alli Forsyth

#TheCyclists

Name: Kym “NonStop” Perfetto

Age: 30

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Connection to your teammate: Friends

Current occupation: Master Instructor for Soulcycle/Boss of YouTube channel: KymNonStop

 

Name: Alli Forsythe

Age: 26

Hometown: New York

Connection to your teammate: Friend

Current occupation: Personal Trainer

 

Lisa Thomson & Michelle Thomson

#MiamiRealtors

Name: Lisa Thomson

Age: 28

Hometown: Miami Beach, Fla.

Connection to your teammate: Sister

Current occupation: Real Estate Agent

 

Name: Michelle Thomson

Age: 22

Hometown: Miami, Fla.

Connection to your teammate: Sister

Current occupation: Miami Realtor

 

Maya Warren & Amy DeJong

#SweetScientists

Name: Maya Warren

Age: 29

Hometown: Madison, Wisc.

Connection to your teammate: Lab Mate and friend

Current occupation: Ph.D. Student (Food Science) at The University of Wisconsin, Madison.

 

Name: Amy DeJong

Age: 24

Hometown: Madison, Wisc.

Connection to your teammate: Lab Mate and friend

Current occupation: Ph.D. Student (Food Science) at The University of Wisconsin, Madison.

 

Michael Ward & Scott Strazzullo

#TheFirefighters

Name: Michael Ward

Age: 40

Hometown: Boston, Mass.

Connection to your teammate: Friends and fellow firefighter on ladder truck.

Current occupation: Firefighter/EMT Describe what you do: Protect and save lives and property.

 

Name: Scott Strazzullo

Age: 39

Hometown: Chelsea, Mass.

Connection to your teammate: Friends and Brother Firefighter

Current occupation: Firefighter/Paramedic/Haz-mat tech

 

Misti Raman & Jim Raman

#TheDentists

Name: Misti Raman

Age: 36

Hometown: Columbia, S.C.

Connection to your teammate: Married

Current occupation: Cosmetic Dentist

 

Name: Jim Raman

Age: 37

Hometown: Columbia, S.C.

Connection to your teammate: Husband

Current occupation: Orthodontist

 

Shelley Porter & Nici Porter

#MomDaughter

Name: Shelley Porter

Age: 42

Hometown: Detroit, Mich.

Connection to your teammate: Mother

Current occupation: Flight attendant

 

Name: Nici Porter

Age: 24

Hometown: Detroit, Mich.

Connection to your teammate: Daughter

Current occupation: Flight Attendant

 

Tim Tsao & Te Jay McGrath

#CollegeSweethearts

Name: Timothy Tsao

Age: 23

Hometown: South Pasadena, California

Connection to your teammate: Dating

Current occupation: Flight Attendant

 

Name: Te Jay McGrath

Age: 24

Hometown: Pasadena, Calif.

Connection to your teammate: Dating

Current occupation: Server/Female Impersonator

 

After 8 Continents, 20 Cities and more than 26,000 miles which team will be the first to cross the winning line to walk away with One Million Dollars. Stay tuned to The Amazing Race every Monday at 7:30pm on SABC3 “The Stage Is Your”.

 

For more information and pictures, please contact the SABC 3 Publicity department.
 

Issued by

Doulha Domingo
Publicity Coordinator: SABC 3
Tel. (011) 714 6269
Email: domingod@sabc.co.za

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