Race Across the World will be back for a second season with a brand new line-up of enthusiasts ready to take on an epic adventure.

Starting this Sunday (March 8th), the BBC Two series will follow the travels of five pairs from Mexico to Argentina.

The trick is that they have to make the journey without using a single flight and ditch the comfort of using the internet and smartphones.

So, who’s competing on Race Across the World this year? Let’s meet the 2020 contestants!

Series 2 of the BBC reality show Race Across the World

Race Across the World 2020: Contestants

  • Dom and Lizzie
  • Emon and Jamiul
  • Jo and Sam
  • Shuntelle and Michael
  • Jen and Rob

Dom and Lizzie

They are siblings from Wetherby, Yorkshire. Dom, 22, and Lizzie, 21, were very close growing up as kids.

However, life and responsibilities have drifted them apart so the two siblings have joined Race Across the World to build their relationship back.

 

Dom is a teaching assistant, while Lizzie works as a chalet host.

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Lizzie and Dom Slater (siblings) Race Across the World. Launch day in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City

Emon and Jamiul

Emon is 35 years from and is a business owner in Bradford.

During his 20s, Emon was a keen adventurer and has even climbed Mount Everest and Kilimanjaro.

His nephew Jamiul, 25, comes from Oldham and is an Architecture graduate student.

Interesting fact – the two reunited at a family wedding after being apart for 10 years which was only three months before they joined the competition!

Emon and Jamiul Choudhury Race Across the World. Launch day in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City

Jo and Sam

They are a mother and son duo from Manchester. Jo is 54 years old and works as a physiotherapist.

Sam is 19 years old and is a landscape designer.

Jo is a keen adventurer herself and did her first backpacking journey in her 20s. Now, she wants to pass her knowledge and skills to her son Sam.

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Jo and Sam Gardiner Race Across the World. Launch day in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City

Shuntelle and Michael

Shuntelle, 40, and Michael, 47, are a couple from South London. She is a project manager, while Michale is an ex-military and works as a health and safety construction consultant now.

They met three years ago on Tinder and decided to join the series to test their relationship.

In addition, Race Across the World will be a major challenge for Shuntelle since she loves travelling first class!

Michael Greenway and Shuntelle Greenidge Race Across the World. Launch day in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City

Jen and Rob

They are 33 and are a married couple from Reading. Jen is a resourcing consultant, while her husband works as a systems engineer.

Their motivation to join the BBC Two series is to share the experience and win the money prize to renovate their home.

Plus, Rob struggles from a hearing loss so he wants to improve his communication with Jen and test his abilities.

Moreover, he’s keen to take a break from the daily grind and explore the world with his wife.

Jenna and Robbie Lambra-Stokes Race Across the World. Launch day in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City

 

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