The Amazing Race Australia finishes filming after Channel Ten shut down production amid COVID-19

The Amazing Race finishes filming after production shut down over coronavirus fears – as it’s claimed this year’s localised series is one of the most ‘extraordinary’ to date

Filming for The Amazing Race Australia has finally come to a close, after Channel 10 were forced to shut down production earlier in the year due to COVID-19 fears.

And despite the new series being localised across Australia due to the pandemic, it’s reportedly one of the most ‘extraordinary’ seasons to date.

According to TV Tonight, Beverley McGarvey, Chief Content Officer for ViacomCBS Australia, said: ‘The Amazing Race Australia finished filming on the weekend.

Coming soon: Filming for The Amazing Race Australia has finally come to a close, after Channel Ten was forced to shut down production earlier in the year due to COVID19 fears. Pictured host Beau Ryan

Coming soon: Filming for The Amazing Race Australia has finally come to a close, after Channel Ten was forced to shut down production earlier in the year due to COVID19 fears. Pictured host Beau Ryan

‘The footage that I have seen so far is extraordinary. It really showcases our beautiful country and the teams competing this year are competitive, creative and very diverse.

‘The teams at Eureka and 10 have done a superb job.’

It’s not yet been confirmed when the show will air, but ex-NRL star Beau Ryan will be returning as the show’s host.

The network released an action-packed trailer just last week, with contestants spotted exploring Australia while doing a series of challenges.

New series: The Channel Ten series was localised this year after international travel was off the cards because of the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured Sidney Pierucci and Ashley Ruscoe

New series: The Channel Ten series was localised this year after international travel was off the cards because of the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured Sidney Pierucci and Ashley Ruscoe

The show is expected to air after I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! has crowned its jungle king or queen.

Channel Ten announced they’d changed the show’s format to domestic travel in March.

A Channel 10 spokesman told Daily Mail Australia at the time: ‘The welfare of cast and crew is of the upmost importance and all necessary measures will be taken to ensure their protection.’

Winners! Last year, newlyweds Tim and Rod Sattler-Jones were crowned the winners during the race's final leg in Africa

Winners! Last year, newlyweds Tim and Rod Sattler-Jones were crowned the winners during the race’s final leg in Africa

They remained confident Australia’s ‘tropical rainforests, [the] arid red desert of the outback and cool mountainous hinterlands’ would prove an entertaining challenge.

The sheer vastness and contrasting environment of Australia will create a unique and challenging backdrop to the most amazing race on earth,’ the spokesperson said.

Last year’s season visited Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam, and Mongolia.

Newlyweds Tim and Rod Sattler-Jones were crowned the winners during the race’s final leg in Africa.

Fan favourite: It's not yet been confirmed when the show will air, but ex-NRL star Beau Ryan will be returning as the show's host

Fan favourite: It’s not yet been confirmed when the show will air, but ex-NRL star Beau Ryan will be returning as the show’s host 

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