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The Amazing Race Is Racing And Has A Host – Grant Bowler

Well if you put in an application and haven’t been contacted the bad news is you won’t be, as The Amazing Race Australia started yesterday in Melbourne.

There are spoilers on Reality Fan Forums with some photos, one of helicopters on the MCG and one with seven lots of back packs and lots of speculation.

Teams were also spotted at Melbourne Airport.

Also in other good news Grant Bowler has been named as the host of the show. He is no stranger to reality TV as he hosted The Mole. (Source: TV Tonight)

But the big question will he be able to do the one eyebrow raise like US host Phil Keoghan?


1 Dakota { 11.06.10 at 5:18 pm }

Here’s hoping this means he’ll get the hosting a reality show bug back again and make a new series of the Mole – without Tom Williams :o)

2 skye { 11.06.10 at 7:52 pm }

Oh I was wondering what all those helicopters flying in formation were yesterday arvo. We don’t live too far from the MCG, so now it all makes sense.

Grant Bowler is a total cheeseball – Border Security!

3 seepi { 11.06.10 at 9:58 pm }

Grant Bowler is ok – they could do a lot worse (Grant Denyer anyone?) . I’ll be watching.

4 bella vita { 11.07.10 at 2:18 am }

great choice for host, I think he’ll do a good job, way better than some of the other rumored hosts. Obviously his L.A stint didnt work out? last i heard he was living there chasing acting jobs.
Im just so thankful it isnt Dan McPherson, Ben Cousins or the desperate Cameron Daddo

5 Wurstsemmel { 11.07.10 at 11:50 am }

As everyone else says…could be far worse. Would still prefer it were Phil though. Will be interesting to see if this is as good as the US TAR…..

6 Maddison { 11.07.10 at 8:37 pm }
7 Reality Raver { 11.07.10 at 8:51 pm }

Oh thanks Maddison for that.

8 essjayeff { 11.08.10 at 8:41 am }

I don’t expect it to be better than, or even as good as TAR US (with the exception of Series 8 – the family show) – I just don’t want it to be as bad as Australian Survivor!

Interestingly, I don’t think Aussies really have it in them to be outright mean and nasty to each other, in the main; but the move towards “nicer” reality TV (including TAR – no more Jonathan’s) means the time is right perhaps for some nice, happy Aussies to fly around the world.

Here’s hoping for some quality and I’m also in the Grant Bowler? Could be Worse camp. (Grant Denyer on Iron Chef? why?)

9 sourkraut { 11.15.10 at 1:03 pm }

Wouln’t another series of The Mole be great? Something to make the grey matter tick a little bit, unlike some of the other brain dead reality shows around at the moment (yes you.. junior masterchef)